The list of stores open on New Year’s Day has grown, as many of the retailers open their doors to shoppers. There was once a time that you wouldn’t even think to ask if the stores were open on Jan. 1 because this is a federal holiday, but times have changed.
While many businesses are closed on New Year’s Day, the majority of the big name retail stores are open, according to the International Business Times on Dec. 31.
Not only are the stores open, but many of the stores are offering big sales for New Year’s Day in hopes of enticing customers to shop. Many stores will have modified business hours on Jan. 1. The majority of the malls around the nation are open, as are the grocery stores. Sales range from big deals on electronics to huge savings on bedding.
List of the nationwide stores for New Year's Day hours and closings:
Barnes & Noble: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bed Bath and Beyond: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Belk: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Best Buy: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Big Lots: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Dick’s Sporting Goods: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Grocery stores: Most grocery stores are open nationwide, although some will have reduced hours. Call your local store for their hours.
Hobby Lobby: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
IKEA: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Kohls: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Kmart: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Liquor stores: Each state is different with their laws on liquor sales, so call your local liquor store on Tuesday to see if they are open on Wednesday, Jan. 1.
Malls: Most malls are open nationwide on Jan. 1, but many have modified store hours. Check with your local mall for their hours of operation on New Year’s Day.
Sports Authority: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Supermarkets: Most supermarkets are open nationwide, some have reduced the hours they are open, so call ahead.
Target: 8 p.m. or 9 p.m.
Toys R Us: Closed
Walgreens: Open for regular business hours including the 24-hour stores.
Walmart: Open for their regular business hours with some opening as early as 6 a.m. Some of the Walmart 24-hour stores will remain open, but some will reduce their hours of operation.