Despite all the hype that preceded it, New Year’s Day is usually a pretty quiet holiday. People are still recovering financially from the long December holidays and, having stayed up late the night before (perhaps partying a little too much), there is no real demand to muster.
There is, after all, a reason why so many people spend the day on the couch watching college bowling games.
But if you’re a competitive shopper who wants to jump on the latest year-end clearance markdowns, or just need to get away from the family, you have a number of options. (Keep in mind, however, that this is a federal holiday, which will impact other services.)
Store hours will almost certainly vary, so it’s a good idea to call first to confirm your local store is open.
Grocery stores open on New Year’s Day
The fresh market
Giant food stores
Stop and shop
Super King Markets
Grocery stores closed on New Year’s Day
Shops open on New Year’s Day
Almost every major retailer is open on New Year’s Day, hoping to lure shoppers in for a final round of deals – Costco is the main exception – but you’ll want to call to confirm, as the spread of Omicron and the continuing wave of worker resignations could force some sites to remain closed.
Included among the stores that will be open for business:
Bass Pro Shops
Dick Sporting Goods
Are the banks open on New Years Day?
They are not. New Years is a federal holiday, which means bank branches will be closed. However, you can still use ATMs to withdraw money or deposit money into your account.
Will there be mail delivery on New Years Day?
No. The US Postal Service does not operate on New Year’s Day, and UPS and FedEx will also suspend deliveries on that day as well.
Is the stock market open on New Year’s Day?
Well, it’s Saturday, so no. It’s not unusual. However, the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and bond markets will all be open on Monday, which is, sort of. (They will not observe the New Year holiday this year.)
Are government offices open on New Years Day?
City, county, state and federal offices are all closed, as they usually are on Saturdays.
This story was originally featured on Fortune.com