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What’s open—and closed—on New Year’s Day 2022?

January 1, 2022, 6:00 AM UTC

For all the hoopla leading up to it, New Year’s Day is generally a pretty sedate holiday. People are still recovering financially from the big December holidays and, having stayed up late the night before (perhaps partying a bit too hard), there’s not a real demand to gather.

There is, after all, a reason so many people spend the day on the couch watching college bowl games.

But if you’re a competitive shopper who wants to get a jump on the final year-end clearance markdowns, or just need to get away from the family, you’ve got a number of options. (Keep in mind, though, that it’s a federal holiday, which will impact some other services.)

Store hours will almost certainly vary, so it’s a good idea to call first to confirm your local location is open.

Grocery stores open on New Year’s Day

7-Eleven

Acme

Albertsons

BJ’s Wholesale

Food Lion

The Fresh Market

Giant Food Stores

HEB

Kroger

Pavilions

Publix

Ralphs

Safeway

Stop & Shop

Super King Markets

Vons

Wawa

Wegmans

Whole Foods

Winn-Dixie

Grocery stores closed on New Year’s Day

Aldi

Costco

Trader Joe’s

Retailers open on New Year’s Day

Pretty much every major retailer is open on New Year’s Day, hoping to lure shoppers in for one last round of deals—Costco is the major exception—but you’ll want to call to confirm, since the spread of Omicron and the ongoing wave of worker resignations could force some individual locations to remain closed.

Included among the stores that will be open for business:

Bass Pro Shops

Belk

Best Buy

Big Lots!

Cabela’s

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Dollar General

Five Below

GameStop

Gap

Home Depot

Lowe’s

Macy’s

Marshalls

Michaels

Old Navy

Target

T.J. Maxx

Walmart

World Market

Are banks open on New Year’s Day?

They’re not. New Year’s Day is a federal holiday, meaning bank branches will be closed. You can, however, still use ATM machines to get cash or put money into your account.

Will there be any mail delivery on New Year’s Day?

Nope. The U.S. Postal Service does not operate on New Year’s Day, and UPS and FedEx will both suspend deliveries that day as well.

Is the stock market open on New Year’s Day?

Well, it’s Saturday, so no. That’s not unusual. However, the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and bond markets will all be open on Monday, which is, in a way. (They won’t observe a New Year’s holiday this year.)

Are government offices open on New Year’s Day?

City, county, state, and federal offices are all closed, as they generally are on Saturday.

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