Harris Teeter Christmas Hours: Open on Christmas Eve, Closed on Christmas Day

Harris Teeter Christmas Hours: Open on Christmas Eve, Closed on Christmas Day
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Harris Teeter is an upscale grocery store with locations throughout the United States. This Christmas 2018 it will be open until 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Christmas opening hours do not exist because it is closed on Christmas Day.

Harris Teeter’s regular business hours vary by location during the week. Most stores are open 24 hours a day, but please contact your local store to find out the specifics of the hours they choose to keep.

The same goes for weekends: open 24 hours a day but times can vary depending on location. Pharmacy hours are typically different from the store’s, so please call the pharmacy directly to find out their hours.

Most Harris Teeter grocery stores are open on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday
  • Patrick’s Day
  • Tax Day
  • Good Friday
  • Easter Sunday
  • Easter Monday
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Mother’s Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Halloween
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Black Friday
  • Christmas Eve
  • New Year’s Eve

Harris Teeter: What You Need to Know

This is an upscale grocery store that tags itself as a neighborhood grocery and pharmacy. Here you will find most of what you need for Christmas dinner and breakfast. But instead of going in and facing the crowds at the last minute, consider shopping online and picking your items up or have them delivered. Call your store to see if it offers either or both services.

The store even offers an online shopping list that you create and will be e-mailed to you. This is a good idea for your Christmas Day shopping list.

Harris Teeter even has recipes online so if you aren’t sure what to make, look at the recipes it has posted on its web site. Here is a quick appetizer you can make for your Christmas dinner that requires few ingredients. It is one of the many recipes available online at HarrisTeeter.com.

Smoked Salmon and Cucumber Bites


  • 2 English cucumbers, sliced into 1/4”-thick disks
  • 24 oz sliced smoked salmon
  • 1 8-oz package light cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp salt

Allow the cheese to soften at room temperature. In a medium-size bowl, mix all the spices and herbs together. Cover the bowl and refrigerate if not using right away. On a serving platter, lay out the cucumber disks and top with the cream cheese mixture. Cut the smoked salmon into 30 to 40 pieces and put on top of the cream cheese. Refrigerate until ready to eat.


“Smoked Salmon & Cucumber Bites,” Harris Teeter web site; https://www.harristeeter.com/smoked-salmon-cucumber-bites#/app/cms, last accessed December 23, 2016.

“Harris Teeter Holiday Hours Open/Closed,” Holiday Shopping Hours web site; http://holidayshoppinghours.com/2016-holiday-store-hours/harris-teeter-open-closed-hours/, last accessed December 23, 2016.