14 Macy’s stores begin 24-hour open period before Christmas

New York City - Macy’s Inc. said Monday that 14 of its stores, including Herald Square and Queens Center in New York, will remain open 24-hours-a-day until Christmas.

The extended hours begin on Tuesday, Dec. 21.

The stores, which are located in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Virginia, Michigan and Minnesota, will be joined by another slate of nine stores that will stay open until 2 a.m., located in New York, New Jersey, California and Massachusetts.

“Our stores are destinations in cities and malls across the country, and by reworking our schedule to fit shoppers’ needs, we feel we are making the holidays less hectic and more enjoyable for both our customers and associates,” said Ron Klein, chief stores officer, Macy’s Inc.

In 2006, Macy’s Queens Center store was the first Macy’s store to be open for 24 hours. Macy’s added additional store locations the following years. For the 2010 holiday season, Macy’s added two new 24-hour stores in Chicago at its Oakbrook and Orland Square locations, as well as five new locations with extended store hours including Palisades Center in New York, South Shore Plaza in Massachusetts and Downey, Glendale and Northridge in California.