ShopRite, Acme: Christmas 2021 Grocery Store Hours In Toms River

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TOMS RIVER, NJ — Last Christmas looked markedly different from years past as millions of Americans opted for smaller holiday celebrations amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

This year, however, as more and more Toms River residents roll up their sleeves to get the COVID-19 vaccine, traditional — and larger — Christmas gatherings are almost guaranteed to make a jolly return.

While Thanksgiving was good practice for our return to Christmas dinners for 20, that doesn’t mean you won’t forget an ingredient or two when whipping up your favorite holiday side dish.

Have no fear — there’s a large selection of grocery stores open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for those emergency and last-minute shopping trips in Toms River.

Here are the hours for grocery stores that will be open, along with a list of those that won’t:

Acme Markets: Stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. Address: 5 Ortley Plaza, Seaside Heights

Aldi: Stores will be open Christmas Eve, but hours will vary by location; closed on Christmas Day. Addresses: 86 Route 70, Toms River; 740 Route 37 West, Toms River

BJ’s Wholesale Club: Stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be closed on Christmas Day. Address: 941 Route 37 West, Toms River

CVS: Many locations, including those open 24 hours, will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day; however, some pharmacies may have reduced hours or be closed for the holiday. Customers are encouraged to call ahead to confirm hours at their preferred locations. Addresses: 51 Bananier Drive, Toms River; 1357 Lakewood Road, Toms River; 1759 Hooper Ave., Toms River

Rite Aid: Most locations will be open Christmas Eve, and select stores will be open Christmas Day; however, hours will vary. Call ahead to confirm hours. Addresses: 1726 Route 37 East, Toms River; 220 Route 70, Toms River; 811 Fischer Blvd., Toms River; 2 Route 37 East, Toms River; 31 Mule Road, Toms River

ShopRite: Hours will vary by location. Closed on Christmas Day. Addresses: 2 Route 37 West, Toms River; 860 Fischer Blvd., Toms River

Stop & Shop: Stores in New Jersey will close at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve. All stores will be closed on Christmas Day. Addresses: 353 Route 37 East, Toms River; 2360 Lakewood Road, Toms River

Target: Most stores will close at 8 p.m. Christmas Eve. All stores are closed Christmas Day. Address: 1331 Hooper Ave., Toms River

Walgreens: Walgreens stores will be open during regular business hours on Christmas Eve. Pharmacy hours vary by location. On Christmas Day, most Walgreens stores will be open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Twenty-four-hour Walgreens locations and 24-hour pharmacies will remain open. Addresses: 1726 Route 37 East, Toms River; 220 Route 70, Toms River; 811 Fischer Blvd., Toms River; 2 Route 37 East, Toms River; 31 Mule Road, Toms River

Walmart: Stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve. All stores are closed Christmas Day. Address: 950 Route 37 West, Toms River

Wawa: Most locations will be open 24 hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Addresses: 1600 Route 37 East, Toms River; 2302 Route 37 East, Toms River; 179 Route 37 East, Toms River; 254 Route 37 West, Toms River; 1725 Hooper Ave., Toms River; 1166 Fischer Blvd., Toms River; 1680 Route 9, Toms River; 3485 Route 35, Lavallette; 379 Dover Road, South Toms River

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