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New Year’s Day: Are post offices, banks, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Costco open?

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New Year’s Day is a federal holiday so government offices, city halls, libraries, the DMV, and banks are closed. While some small stores might also be closed on New Year’s Day, major stores like Walmart, Target, Kmart, and Best Buy have modified store hours. “Public transportation in big cities generally run on holiday or weekend schedules on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day,” reports the Epoch Times on Dec. 31, 2013.

Government, USPS post office New Year’s Day hours:

All government offices, including USPS post offices, are closed on New Year’s Day since it is a federal holiday. There will be no mail delivery on New Year’s Day except Express Mail. Post offices along with all other government offices and banks will be open again on Jan. 2, 2014, and regular mail delivery will resume.

New Year’s Day store hours:

Costco: All stores are closed on New Year’s Day.

Best Buy: Most stores will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.

IKEA: Stores will be open 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Kmart: Stores will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Macy's: Stores will open at 10 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m.

Target: Stores close early at 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve but will be open normal hours on New Year’s Day.

Walmart: Some Walmart stores are open until 8 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 2013, but some Walmart stores will stay open until 10 p.m. On New Year’s Day, Walmart stores will open at 6:00 a.m. but 24-hour Walmart locations will remain open.

Generally, most stores are open according to regular business hours on New Year’s Eve and are open with modified hours on New Year’s Day. However, since some stores might change their hours, it is best to call a specific store. Most stores have a recording that lists all New Year's Day hours.

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