Did you know that Crossgates Mall in Albany opened in 1984? Things were different in the 80's and 90's when it came to holiday shopping. Nearly everything we bought in those days were purchased in a store and usually at the mall. In 2022 you don't even have to leave the chair you are sitting in to buy and send a gift.

If you like the feel of seeing decorations, hearing Christmas music and hand selecting your holiday gifts you will need to know when stores will be open and when they are closed. Here are the latest holiday hours for stores across New York.

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Scroll through the list of New York stores below to see what their hours are for Christmas Eve and for Christmas Day. Many locations are closed Christmas Day but not all of them. Keep checking back for updates.

How much do you spend on gifts over the holidays? I can tell you that I have never tracked my spending at Christmas time but, according to Deloitte Insights, even with inflation, nearly 75% of Americans report they will spend more this year than last. They also report that the average consumer will spend approximately $1,400 on Christmas gifts this year.

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No matter what your budget may be this year you will need to know which stores are open on Christmas Eve. We all have last minute needs and ideas but I don't suggest waiting until Christmas Day as most New York locations are closed. Here is the latest list.

Here are the Capital Region 2022 Holiday Store Hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Let this be your guide to last minute holiday shopping!

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