36 Stores Open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2020

Avoid wasted trips by checking if your favorite stores are open.

    Even though the approach of the new year signals that the winter holidays are coming to a close, there’s still time to hit the stores for after-Christmas sales, take care of gift returns or scoop up party supplies for a New Year’s Eve bash. Before you head out to tackle your to-do list, check to see if your favorite grocery stores and retailers will be open on New Year’s Eve and the first day of 2020.

    Here’s what you’ll find in this guide to New Year’s Eve and Day holiday hours:

    Grocery Stores Open on New Year’s Eve 2019

    Here are the hours for grocery stores that are open on New Year’s Eve, so you can be sure to get your party supplies before they close:

    • Albertsons: 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • CostcoStores typically open until 8:30 p.m.; some stores may close early
    • Food 4 Less: Regular hours, which vary by store
    • Food Lion: Regular hours, which vary by store
    • Fred Meyer: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Hannaford: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; varies by store 
    • Kroger: Most stores open regular hours; call ahead if store operates 24 hours
    • Pavilions: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Publix: All stores operating normal business hours 
    • Ralphs: 24-hour markets remain open 24 hours; other locations vary by store 
    • Sam’s Club: Stores typically close at 8:30 p.m., though some may close early
    • ShopRite: 6 a.m to 11 p.m.; varies by store
    • Stop & Shop: Regular hours, which vary by store
    • Trader Joe’s: Stores closing early at 6 p.m.
    • Vons: Regular hours, which vary by store 
    • Whole Foods: Stores open; limited hours possible

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    Retail Stores Open on New Year’s Eve 2019

    Here are the hours for retail stores that are open on New Year’s Eve, just in case you need a last-minute item to ring in the new year:

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    • Bed Bath & Beyond: Stores open; limited hours possible at some locations
    • Best Buy: Stores open; hours vary by location
    • Costco: Stores open; contact local stores for hours
    • CVS: 24-hour locations remain open all day
    • Dick’s Sporting Goods: Stores open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Dollar General: Regular hours, which vary by store
    • Dollar Tree: Most stores are open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • DSW: Stores open; limited hours possible
    • Family Dollar: Regular hours, which vary by store
    • The Home Depot: Stores open; limited hours possible
    • Ikea: Stores open; limited hours possible
    • JCPenney: Stores open; limited hours possible
    • Kohl’s: Stores open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; hours may vary by location
    • Lowe’s: Open until 6 p.m.
    • Macy’s: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Old Navy: Stores open; reduced hours possible
    • Rite Aid: Stores open; reduced hours possible
    • Target: Stores open; reduced hours possible
    • T.J. Maxx: Stores open; reduced hours possible
    • Walgreens: Normal hours; 24-hour locations remain open
    • Walmart: Regular hours, which vary by store

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    Grocery Stores Open on New Year’s Day 2020

    In case you forgot to pick something up for the first meal of the year, these are the store hours national grocery store chains are open on New Year’s Day:

    • Albertsons: 6 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • Food 4 Less: Regular hours, which vary by store
    • Food Lion: Regular hours, which vary by store
    • Fred Meyer: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Hannaford: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; varies by store 
    • Kroger: Most stores open regular hours; call ahead if store operates 24 hours
    • Pavilions: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Publix: All stores operating normal business hours 
    • Ralphs: 24-hour markets remain open 24 hours; other locations vary by store 
    • ShopRite: 6 a.m to 11 p.m.; varies by store
    • Stop & Shop: Regular hours, which vary by store
    • Trader Joe’s: Stores close at 6 p.m.
    • Vons: Regular hours, which vary by store  
    • Whole Foods: Stores open; limited hours possible

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    Retail Stores Open on New Year’s Day 2020

    Whether you’re planning to return some holiday gifts or you simply want to shop, here are the hours for your favorite retailers on New Year’s Day:

    • Bed Bath & Beyond: Stores open; limited hours possible
    • Best Buy: Stores open; hours vary by location
    • CVS: 24-hour locations remain open all day
    • Dick’s Sporting Goods: Stores open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Dollar General: Regular hours, which vary by store
    • Dollar Tree: Most stores open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • DSW: Stores open; limited hours possible
    • Family Dollar: Regular hours, which vary by store
    • The Home Depot: Stores open; limited hours possible
    • Ikea: Stores open; limited hours possible
    • JCPenney: Stores open; limited hours possible
    • Kohl’s: Stores open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m; hours may vary by location
    • Lowe’s: Stores open; limited hours possible
    • Macy’s: Regular hours
    • Old Navy: Stores open; reduced hours possible
    • Rite Aid: Stores open; reduced hours possible
    • Target: Regular hours
    • T.J. Maxx: Stores open; reduced hours possible
    • Walgreens: Normal hours; 24-hour locations remain open
    • Walmart: Regular hours, which vary by store

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    Shopping Strategies for the Holidays

    Whether you’re consistently taking steps toward your financial freedom by budgeting or you’re just trying to get through the holidays without breaking the bank, it pays to shop smart. Here are a few ideas to help you save some green.

    Make a List and Stick To It

    One way to make sure you only spend a certain amount is to make a list of the gifts you’re planning to buy for each person and stick to it. Listing gifts can help you avoid impulse purchases. As you buy each gift, mark it off your list.

    Learn: Everything You Need To Know About Budgeting

    Shop After the Year’s Biggest Holiday Sales

    It’s true that you can find some good deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But even after those dates pass, retailers are still interested in selling as much as they can. Don’t be afraid to hold out for sales that happen in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

    Use Price Trackers

    Use camelcamelcamel to find the lowest prices for items on Amazon. To use the site, search on Amazon for the item you want to buy, copy the URL and paste it into camelcamelcamel to see the price history or to create a price watch that will alert you when the price of the item drops. Other price trackers to consider are Honey and Slickdeals, which let you compare prices from different retailers, including Amazon.

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    Shopping on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

    Before you head out on holiday shopping trips, it’s important to plan in advance. For stores that may have reduced hours, call ahead to confirm that your local store will be open when you get there. Just because these stores belong to national chain networks doesn’t mean they all have the same operating hours — even on holidays.

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      Dan Ketchum contributed to the reporting for this article.

      Holiday hours were sourced from stores’ websites and by contacting stores directly from Nov. 26 to Dec. 1, 2019. Holiday schedules are subject to change and may vary for individual stores. 

      About the Author

      Cynthia Measom is a Texas-based writer specializing in finance, business, parenting and education. With almost a decade of online writing experience, her work has appeared on websites such as Chron.com, The Bump and The Motley Fool. Measom received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin.