Skip to Content

This Google Maps Update Will Get You Through the Holidays

Boy Playing With An iPadBoy Playing With An iPad
Boy holding an ipad on which Google Maps is opened on June 09, 2014, in Berlin, Germany. Photograph by Thomas Imo — Photothek via Getty Images

Never find yourself in the parking lot of a closed store again this holiday season.

Google Maps announced in a blog post that it has added holiday hours to its Map and Search function, so if a store is closed for the holidays in the next seven days, your app will alert you. And if holiday hours aren’t listed, Google will remind you that the hours might not be as advertised.

“If you want to find out what’s open as the holiday draws close, just search for a place and if the holiday hours are listed, you’ll see them,” the post wrote.