'Tis the season, y'all! With the holidays here, it can be frustrating to find out exactly when your favorite retail stores are open, and if they have 'holiday hours' that are different than usual. Open early, open late - sometimes it's not even updated on their social media sites.

Travel + Leisure is showing us a very cool trick from Google Search and Google Maps can now help you navigate the murky waters of holiday shopping at your favorite stores! According to the Google Maps official blog, when you search for a business, with a major holiday within the next seven days, you’ll be able to see whether that business has a special holiday schedule.If it does, then it will automatically pop up, which is really convenient.

If the business you are searching for has holiday hours, you will be able to see them right away, or if not, a warning will be posted alerting you to the fact that hours of operation may be different due to the holiday. You can also click on the 'Open Now' filter, and they will show you hours of places that are open nearby.

And, no worries if you are not in the US - holiday hours and warnings are available globally, for all you Christmas travelers. Happy shopping, y'all!

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