Happy New Year! If you're still shopping for New Year's Eve party supplies, don't delay. Many stores close early on New Year's Eve, Dec. 31. Walmart 24-hour stores will be open straight through the holiday, while other Walmart stores open and close at various times. According to International Business Times on Tuesday, Dec. 31, most stores are open on New Year's Day, Jan. 1 with modified store hours, and some stores like Toys R Us won't open at all on Wednesday.
"Stores, offices and transportation systems will resume normal hours on Thursday, Jan. 2, the first official business day of the new year. Although banks and some small businesses will be closed on Wednesday, several stores will keep normal business hours on New Year's Day," said International Business Times.
The Sun Chronicle reported Monday, Dec. 30, that most malls, grocery stores and retail stores will also be open during regular business hours on Wednesday, Jan. 1, but you should check with individual stores to be sure. New Year's Eve and Day store hours may vary depending on location and state rules.
All Rhode Island Walmart stores are open New Year's Eve with some closing at 8 p.m., others closing at 10 p.m., with 24-hour Walmart stores open straight through the holiday. For Walmart stores not open 24 hours, these stores will generally open at 7 a.m. New Year's Day, Jan. 1 and may stay open until regular closing time.
New Year's Eve, New Year's Day Store Hours
Best Buy will close at 7 p.m. New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, and will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. New Year's Day in Warwick, R.I. Stores nationwide may close as late as 9 p.m. New Year's Day.
Hobby Lobby stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.
Kmart will close at 7 p.m. New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, and will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. during regular business hours New Year's Day.
IKEA stores will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Macy's will close at 7 p.m. New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, in Warwick, R.I., and vary from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. closings at other Macy's locations. Macy's will also be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. New Year's Day.
Target will close at 9 p.m. New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, and will be open until 10 p.m. New Year's Day in Warwick, R.I.
Toys R Us will close at 9 p.m. New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, in Warwick, R.I., and vary from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. closings at other Toys R Us locations. Toys R Us will be closed New Year's Day.
Walgreens 24-hour stores will operate on normal business hours.
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Sources: International Business Times; Walmart; The Sun Chronicle
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