Did you party too hard last night and now want to make yourself a sandwich while you sit on the couch and Netflix and chill all day? No big deal, plenty of stores are open on New Year’s Day, even during the coronavirus pandemic! Additionally, many of your local pharmacies and department stores will be ready to greet you with open arms. Be sure to check your local listings, though, before you run out of house. Check out everything you need to know in order to be prepared for the new year, below.

Grocery Stores/Pharmacies:

CVS: In case you need to load up on any last-minute supplies such as shampoo, deodorant or just a candy bar, the stores will be open. However, call ahead if you need to pick up a prescription, as some locations may have reduced hours.

Kroger: Some Kroger stores will be open normal hours on New Year’s Day, but some might only keep their doors open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. instead of 24 hours.

Publix: Hooray! This grocery store will welcome customers on January 1, but some hours vary by location.

Rite Aid: All of their stores will be open during normal business hours, but it might differ depending on where you live.

Safeway: This store will be open, but their hours might differ. 

Target: Bring your coupons because Target will be open for business, but some stores will close at 9 p.m.

Walgreens: 24-hour locations will most likely be open, but be sure to call ahead before heading out as hours will vary by location.

Walmart: The massive chain will be open, but pharmacy and store hours may vary.

Whole Foods: They have been typically open in the past, but the hours might be different.

7-Eleven: The hot spot will be ready for shopperssome locations are open 24 hours.

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Other Stores:

Barnes & Noble: Need a good book? Look no further! Barnes & Noble will be open on the first day of the year. Hours may vary by location.

Bed, Bath & Beyond: Get all of your household products on New Year’s Eve but check their hours before you leave your house.

Dick’s: If you need to run out to get a last-minute present, Dick’s is open, but hours may vary.

Hobby Lobby: The craft store will be able to help you out on New Year’s Day.

Home Depot: Luckily, if a pipe breaks or a door won’t shut, Home Depot will be open.

IKEA: The furniture store will be open regular hours in 2021 but hours may vary. Swedish meatballs, anyone?

Kohl’s: This store will be open, but hours may change.

Macy’s: Go on a shopping spree — New Year’s Day deals, hell yeah! — at Macy’s on January 1 as the store is open.

Marshall’s and TJ Maxx: If you want a deal, Marshall’s and TJ Maxx will be open, but hours will vary depending on location.

PetSmart: Running out of pet food? No worries! PetSmart is open.


McDonald’s: The fast food chain will most likely be open on New Year’s Day — just make sure to call ahead to confirm. Don’t want to drive? There is another option for you because they are partnering with Uber Eats to offer McDelivery.

Starbucks: Don’t sweat! In case you’re in need of a coffee fix, Starbucks will be open, but visit their website or call ahead for their hours of operation.

Trader Joe’s, Costco and Sam’s Club will be closed, unfortunately. However, you definitely will be able to grab mostly anything before it’s back to the grind on January 2. Welcome to the new year, everyone!

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