Are Stores Open on New Year’s Day? 40 Spots to Shop and Eat on New Year’s 2022
Are stores open on New Year’s Day? You bet. Here's where to shop on January 1.
You celebrated with all of your favorite New Year’s traditions. You counted down as the ball dropped. And you decided on your New Year’s resolutions. It’s time to step back into reality. That may mean ticking to-dos off your list, picking up a few items for the workweek, or grabbing supplies that’ll help you meet those 2022 goals. But are stores open on New Year’s Day?
Technically, New Year’s Day, which falls on a Saturday in 2022, is a federal holiday. But just as there are stores open on Christmas Day, there are stores open on January 1. Still, it’s a good idea to check with your local shop before you pop in for a visit to ensure it’s open. And if you choose to shop at one of these stores that are open on New Year’s Day, be courteous to those who have to work, especially if you don’t.
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Grocery stores open on New Year’s Day
Albertsons: Stores will be open, but the hours will vary depending on location.
Cumberland Farms: Most Cumberland Farms locations will be open.
Hannaford: Stores will be open, but hours may vary; check your local store for hours.
Kroger: Stores will be open, but the hours differ from one location to the next. Call your store to confirm whether it’s open 24 hours. Pharmacy hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Publix: Store hours vary on New Year’s Day, but Publix will be open. Most locations will be open until between 7 and 9 p.m.
Stop & Shop: Stores will be open during regular hours.
Whole Foods: Whole Foods locations will be open for “modified hours”—check your specific location for those hours.
Wegmans: Stores will close early on New Year’s Eve but will open at 6 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
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Gas stations and convenience stores open on New Year’s Day
7-Eleven: New Year’s Day hours at 7-Eleven vary by location, but many of these convenience stores will be open for the normal 24 hours.
Circle K: Most Circle K locations will be open on January 1.
Wawa: Most Wawa locations will be open. Some may have reduced hours.
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Drugstores open on New Year’s Day
CVS: Most CVS locations will be open on New Year’s Day. The stores—and the pharmacies in particular—may have reduced hours, though, so contact your local CVS to confirm.
Rite Aid: Most Rite Aid pharmacies are among the stores open on New Year’s Day with regular hours.
Walgreens: Walgreens locations will be open on New Year’s Day, but hours will vary by location.
Duane Reade: The sister store to Walgreens, Duane Reade follows the same holiday hours.
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Other retailers open on New Year’s Day
Barnes & Noble: Didn’t get enough book gifts for the holidays? Most Barnes & Noble stores will open at 11 a.m. on New Year’s Day.
Bass Pro Shop: Locations are generally open but may have reduced hours. Call your local store for exact hours.
Bed Bath & Beyond: Stores are generally open but may have reduced hours.
Dollar General: Locations will be open during normal hours on New Year’s Day.
Dollar Tree: Many Dollar Tree locations will be open on New Year’s Day, though potentially with reduced hours.
Five Below: Stores generally stay open on New Year’s Day, but hours may be reduced. Call your local store for exact hours.
Home Depot: Head to Home Depot on New Year’s Day—after giving your store a call to check for reduced hours.
HomeGoods: All stores will be open on New Year’s Day.
Ikea: Hoping to start the year with a fresh look in your home? Head to Ikea, which will be open for normal business hours (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.).
Kohl’s: The retailer hasn’t announced its 2022 New Year’s Day hours, but in 2021 it was open during regular business hours. Those hours vary by location, so be sure to check with your local store.
Lowe’s: Most Lowe’s locations will be open on New Year’s Day, but check your specific location for reduced hours.
Macy’s: Stores will be open for regular business hours.
Marshall’s: You can head to Marshall’s from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. on New Year’s Day.
T.J. Maxx: Like Marshall’s, T.J. Maxx is open on New Year’s Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Target: Stores are expected to be open with normal hours.
Walmart: Stores will be open during regular business hours, though you should still verify your local store’s hours.
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Restaurants open on New Year’s Day
Applebee’s: Hours may vary by location, but you should be able to dine here at some point on New Year’s Day.
Buca di Beppo: Who wouldn’t want to start off 2022 with Italian food? Buca di Beppo is typically open at 11 a.m. on New Year’s Day for normal hours, but we recommend calling your local restaurant ahead of time to confirm.
Dunkin’: Yes, you actually can run on Dunkin’ starting on the first day of 2022.
Chick-fil-A: They might be closed every Sunday, but most Chick-fil-A locations will be open on Saturday, January 1. Hours may vary by location, though.
IHOP: Restaurants will be open on New Year’s Day. Call your location for specific hours.
KFC: Each franchise sets its own hours, but most locations will be open. Or maybe you prefer to stay at home with one of these New Year’s Eve foods to eat for good luck.
McDonald’s: Independently owned and operated, McDonald’s restaurant hours vary vastly. Check with your local McDonald’s to see if it’ll be open on New Year’s Day.
Panda Express: If you’ve got a hankering for Chinese food on New Year’s Day, you can go to Panda Express during normal operating hours. But for the Chinese New Year, go authentic with these lucky Chinese New Year foods.
Starbucks: Sure enough, you can get your Starbucks coffee fix on New Year’s Day. Your local shop will likely be open, but check for any reduction of hours.
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