Valentine’s Day Hours Sunday February 14

Just a reminder, Valentine’s Day 2016 is Sunday, February 14. Although Valentine’s Day is a fun romantic holiday, it is not a federal or state holiday. So, it is usually not considered a holiday for the purpose of having special hours of operation. This means most restaurants, stores, shopping centers and malls will be open regular hours on Valentine’s Day, February 14.


Even though most places will not have special Valentine’s Day shopping hours, don’t think there won’t be plenty of Valentine’s Day sales! These have become popular in recent years, so most stores, restaurants, and malls now have Valentine’s Day sales and/or special promotional deals and events scheduled for February 14. Check with your favorite places of business to see who is having the biggest and best shopping events in your area. And of course, don’t forget to head back to the stores on February 15 for half price Valentine’s Day candy. Happy Valentine’s Day, shoppers!

Presidents Day Hours Monday February 15

For 2016, Presidents Day falls on Monday, February 15th. Presidents Day is a national holiday as well as a day off from work for some and a day off of school for most kids. It is also a big shopping day, as is the entire Presidents Day Weekend which precedes the holiday.

Most stores, restaurants, and shopping malls will be open with regular hours of operation on Presidents Day. Expect to find lots of sales and special promotions at most retail outlets. Judging from the deals offered in previous years, Presidents Day Weekend seems to be a good time to buy furniture, computers, cars and trucks, smartphones, appliances, and electronics items. Most retailers will have their stores open normal hours on February 15 for your shopping convenience.

Are Stores Restaurants Malls Open Easter Sunday?

In recent years, more stores and restaurants have began opening on Easter Sunday. Locations which were formerly closed have now decided to open on Easter. Some stores and restaurants remain closed, however. Most shopping malls and shopping centers are also closed on Easter Sunday.

At most locations, these stores will be OPEN on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016: Advance Auto Parts, Bed Bath & Beyond, Dillons, Fred Meyer, The Home Depot, Hy-Vee, Kmart, Kroger, Lowe’s, Meijer, Menards, Old Navy, Safeway, Toys R Us, Trader Joe’s, Walmart, Walgreens, and Winn-Dixie.

At most locations, these stores will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016: Academy Sports + Outdoors, ALDI, Belk, Best Buy, Costco Wholesale, Cub Foods, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Office Depot, Office Max, Publix, Sam’s Club, Sports Authority, Staples, and Target.

At most locations, these restaurants will be OPEN on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016: Applebee’s, Bob Evans, Buffalo Wild Wings, Burger King, Denny’s, Golden Corral, Hooters, Krystal, Miller’s Ale House, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Ryan’s, Starbucks, and White Castle.

At most locations, these restaurants will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016: Arby’s, Chick-fil-A, Church’s Chicken, Hardee’s, KFC, McDonald’s, Old Chicago, Papa John’s Pizza, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, Popeyes, Quiznos, Taco Bell, Texas Roadhouse, Wendy’s, and Whataburger.

For our Canadian friends: many locations in Canada are open on Easter Sunday. However, stores in some provinces are required to close on Good Friday and/or Easter Sunday. Generally, stores in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, and Yukon are permitted to be open both days. Stores in the provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Prince Edward Island are required to close on Good Friday. Stores in the provinces of Newfoundland/Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec are required to close on Easter Sunday. All stores in all provinces are allowed to open on Easter Monday.

Many restaurants are franchise operations, so Easter Sunday hours and open/closed status may vary from what is listed on this site. This is especially true for fast food chains. As always, our best advice is to CALL the location you’re planning to visit to confirm their Easter holiday schedule before heading out. For stores and restaurants not listed above, just search this site! Happy Easter, everyone!

St. Patrick’s Day Hours for Stores, Restaurants & Malls

Just a reminder: St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday, March 17, 2016. Although St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse for a party, it is not a federal or state holiday. So, it is usually not considered a holiday for the purpose of having special hours of operation. This means most restaurants, stores, shopping centers and malls will be open regular hours on St. Patrick’s Day.

Even though most places will not have special St. Patrick’s Day shopping hours, don’t think there won’t be plenty of sales and deals! These days, March 17 is a lot more than eating corned beef and cabbage while drinking green beer! Many stores, restaurants, and malls now have St. Patrick’s Day sales and/or special promotional deals and events on or around the holiday. Check with your favorite places of business to see who is having the biggest and best shopping events in your area. Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2016, everyone!

Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Hours February 9

If you live along the Gulf Coast or are visiting, you’re no doubt aware that Mardi Gras Carnival season is here! Fat Tuesday this year is February 9th. Most stores and restaurants will be open with regular hours of operation on this day. However, some locations will be closing early for the parades. Other locations will be closed for the entire day on Fat Tuesday so their employees can enjoy the Mardi Gras festivities. Trust me, Fat Tuesday is a big deal in this region! Not just in New Orleans, but also in Gulfport, Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula, Mobile, Pensacola, even as far east as Destin and Panama City!

Be sure to call ahead and confirm hours for your favorite shopping mall, store, or restaurant before heading out on Fat Tuesday. Have a great and safe Mardi Gras!