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Is the Stock Market Open on Christmas Eve?

the editors of Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Yes, the stock market is open on Christmas Eve, but trading ends early ahead of the stock market holiday on Christmas Day.

Both the stock market and the bond market are open on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, which is Christmas Eve. However, the stock market closes early at 1 p.m. ET, and the bond market closes early at 2 p.m. ET. Christmas Day is a stock market holiday. The bond market is also closed on Tuesday, Dec. 25.

The following is a schedule of all stock market and bond market holidays for 2018. Please note that regular trading hours for the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Nasdaq Stock Market are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern on weekdays. The stock markets close at 1 p.m. on early-closure days; bond markets close early at 2 p.m.

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2018 Market Holidays

Jan. 1

New Year's Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Jan. 15

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Feb. 19

Presidents Day/Washington's Birthday

Closed

Closed

Closed

March 29

Maundy Thursday

Open

Open

Early close
(2 p.m.)

March 30

Good Friday

Closed

Closed

Closed

May 25

Friday Before Memorial Day

Open

Open

Early close
(2 p.m.)

May 28

Memorial Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

July 3

Day Before Independence Day

Early close
(1 p.m.)

Early close
(1 p.m.)

Early close
(2 p.m.)

July 4

Independence Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Sept. 3

Labor Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Oct. 8

Columbus Day

Open

Open

Closed

Nov. 12

Veterans Day (Observed)

Open

Open

Closed

Nov. 22

Thanksgiving Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Nov. 23

Day After Thanksgiving

Early close
(1 p.m.)

Early close
(1 p.m.)

Early Close
(2 p.m.)

Dec. 5

President Bush Funeral

Closed

Closed

Closed

Dec. 24

Christmas Eve

Early close
(1 p.m.)

Early close
(1 p.m.)

Early Close
(2 p.m.)

Dec. 25

Christmas Day

Closed

Closed

Closed

Dec. 31

New Year's Eve

Open

Open

Early Close
(2 p.m.)

Holiday observations

When a holiday falls on a weekend, market closures are dictated by two rules:

  • If the holiday falls on a Saturday, the market will close on the preceding Friday.

  • If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the market will close on the subsequent Monday.

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