New Year’s Day is a federal holiday. As a result, many offices and workplaces decide to close, allowing employees to get a day off from work. Since many people are home, the idea of running errands might be appealing. However, since January 1, 2022, is a holiday, you may also be wondering, “What are the retail store hours for New Year’s Day 2022?” If you’re curious about when you can head to your favorite stores, here’s what you need to know.
Retail Stores Opening on New Year’s Day Using Normal Business House
While a significant number of retailers close on Christmas Day, that doesn’t occur as often on New Year’s Day, even though it’s also a federal holiday. Plus, in many cases, retailers actually use their typical operating hours. As a result, customers can head to the store at their regular time without running the risk of finding a locked door.
Here is an overview of retail stores opening on New Year’s Day using normal business hours:
- Circle K
- Duane Reade
- Harris Teeter
- Stop & Shop
It’s important to note that what constitutes normal business hours for each retail chain and individual store varies. While some retailers traditionally open quite early in the morning or operate 24-hours a day, others don’t start welcoming customers until later in the morning regardless of whether there is a holiday.
Additionally, even though most locations of the retail stores above will open based on their regular operating schedule, some may open late or close early on the holiday. As a result, you’ll want to check with your nearest location in advance before making the trip to confirm when it’s serving customers.
Further, the list above isn’t necessarily all-inclusive. Other large chains may be open for their usual business hours as well. If you would like to shop elsewhere, check with your preferred store to see if it’s opening on New Year’s Day.
Stores Opening on New Year’s Day with Modified Retail Store Hours
Since staying up late is a traditional part of celebrating the New Year, some retailers choose to open their doors on New Year’s Day, but they do so a bit later than usual. Others may actually shut down early, giving employees some extra time at home in celebration of the holiday.
Here is an overview of stores opening on New Year’s Day with modified retail store hours:
- Barnes & Noble
- Bed, Bath & Beyond
- Cost Plus World Market
- Dollar Tree
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Food Lion
- Giant Eagle
- Home Depot
- Home Goods
- TJ Maxx
- Whole Foods
It’s vital to understand that a portion of store locations for the chains above may operate using their normal hours, even if most are using a modified schedule. If you’re hoping to shop early or late, you may want to check with your nearest store to confirm precisely when shoppers are welcome.
Additionally, this list isn’t all-inclusive. There may be smaller chains that choose to use a reduced schedule, as well as specialty retailers. If you were hoping to shop at another store during the holiday, check with that retailer in advance to see if it will open.
Finally, exactly how much a store will vary its hours for New Year’s Day can depend on several factors. Along with the chain involved, how much traffic a particular store gets could play a role. If you want to head to any of the stores above, it’s best to see exactly when it’ll be open in advance.
Retail Stores Closing on New Year’s Day
While most retailers choose to open on New Year’s Day, it isn’t a requirement. As a result, there is a small number of retailers that aren’t opening on the holiday, including:
- Best Buy
- Sam’s Club
- Trader Joe’s
Like the lists above, this one isn’t guaranteed to be all-inclusive; it simply includes many of the bigger name stores that shoppers frequent. If you don’t see your preferred store on any of the lists above, check with that location before the holiday to see if it’s welcoming customers.
Is there anything else you think people should know about retail store hours for New Year’s Day? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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