These Major Stores Are Open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 2022

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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 last minute items for a New Year’s night and day in. Before you head out to tackle your to-do list, check to see if your favorite stores will be open on New Year’s Eve and the first day of 2022.

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Stores Open on New Year’s Eve 2021

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

  • Costco: Stores typically open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; some stores may close early
  • Kroger: Most stores open until 10 p.m.; call ahead to check hours for locations that operate 24-hours
  • Publix: All stores open, but will close by 9 p.m.
  • Trader Joe’s: Stores closing early at 6 p.m.
  • Whole Foods: Stores open; limited hours possible
  • CVS: Most stores open for regular business hours, but reduced hours possible at some locations
  • Rite Aid: Stores open; reduced hours possible
  • Target: Most stores open until 9 p.m.; reduced hours possible
  • Walgreens: Normal hours; 24-hour locations remain open, but call ahead to ensure that your location isn’t operating on reduced hours.
  • Walmart: Regular hours, which vary by store
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Stores Open on New Year’s Day 2022

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

  • Albertsons: Hours vary, but many stores are open
  • Kroger: Store hours vary; call ahead if store operates 24 hours
  • Ralphs: Hours vary by location
  • Whole Foods: Stores open; limited hours possible
  • CVS: Many stores are open, but hours may be reduced. Many pharmacies won’t be open
  • Rite Aid: Stores open; reduced hours possible
  • Target: Regular hours
  • Walgreens: Normal hours, but some stores may have reduced hours. Call ahead to check if your locations is open 24 hours
  • Walmart: Regular hours, which vary by store

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Dan Ketchum contributed to the reporting for this article.

Holiday schedules are subject to change and may vary for individual stores.

Information accurate as of Dec, 31 2021.

About the Author

Cynthia Measom is a personal finance writer and editor with over 12 years of collective experience. Her articles have been featured in MSN, Aol, Yahoo Finance, INSIDER, Houston Chronicle, The Seattle Times and The Network Journal. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

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