What is open on New Year’s Day?

What is open on New Year’s Day?

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Living under uncertain times as we find ourselves right now because of COVID-19 and the state and city laws prescribing health and safety measures to curb the spread of this novel coronavirus, you might wonder which stores are open on New Year’s Day? Well, most of the stores will either operate under limited business hours or be closed on January 1.

New Year’s Day is a Federal Holiday, a bank holiday, so you won’t find any banks and large businesses open. Some retail stores will remain open, such as grocery and convenience shops. In this article, you’ll find out which stores are open and learn what you can still do in order to buy the things you’re needing.

New Year’s Day Shopping:

If you’re planning on shopping on New Year’s Day, please note the stores in your area’s opening and closing times on January 1. To grab a few fresh ingredients for a meal or two on New Year’s Day, perhaps order food online (to avoid crowds!) and save yourself the hassle of potentially facing long queues in the cold weather outside these stores.

With COVID-19 protocols, states are reducing the operating hours of businesses to limit the spread of the virus as infection rates continue to spike in the USA. State lawmakers and businesses have collaborated on operating times to restrict the number of people allowed into some stores while also reducing their regular hours. This may cause some shoppers an inconvenience, but retailers have met this challenge by offering online shopping options and home delivery deals for purchases.

The large retail stores will mostly operate regular hours, while independently owned and operated franchisees and stand-alone stores will determine their operating times. Although restricted in hours and in-store access, they still encourage people to continue shopping in alternative ways, such as with online shopping and food-delivery apps.

Stores Open on New Year’s Day:

If you’re a bookworm, you’ll be pleased to know that Barns and Nobles will be open on New Year’s Day, but from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Other notable retailers open on New Year’s Day are as follows:
• Walgreens will be on New Year’s Day, but with reduced business hours. Please check your local store’s operating hours.
• CVS: As with most pharmacy hours, these will be reduced on New Year’s Day, but they will be open from 8 a.m.
• Walmart will be open for regular business hours on New Year’s Day, from 7 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.
• McDonald’s stores will be open, but times vary as each store is independently owned and operated. Please check with your local McDonald’s to find their operating hours this coming New Year’s Day.
• Hobby Lobby will be open from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Home Depot New Year’s Hours

As with most major holidays, The Home Depot will be open on New Year’s Day. They will open at 9 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Is Target Open on New Year’s Day?

Target will open as usual for business on New Year’s Day, with their business hours starting at 8 a.m. and closing at 10 p.m.

Is IKEA open on New Year’s Day?

If you’re needing to replace a broken item around the house, or a few decorations, IKEA will operate their usual business hours on New Year’s Day.

Are grocery stores open on New Year’s Day?

Grocery and convenience stores will be open for your shopping needs on January 1. Several fast food and takeaway stores will also be open, but they will limit their operating hours – best to familiarize yourself with your favourite eatery’s opening and closing times for New Year’s Day if you’re planning to order in food.


While New Year’s Day is a Federal Holiday where banks and large businesses are closed, many retail shops will operate with limited opening times, and grocery and convenience stores will still be open for you to grab all your essentials for the home and kitchen. Also, while under COVID-19 measures, it would also be smarter to order food online (to avoid crowds!) and order your goods online rather than risk going to large stores.


In this article, find more about New Year’s Eve and Day, which stores and businesses are open on New Year’s Day, and where you can get your shopping done.

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