Open or Closed on Labor Day Monday September 6

August 4, 2021

*OUR SITE IS UPDATED DAILY! BE SURE TO BOOKMARK HolidayShoppingHours.com. THEN, CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR THE MOST CURRENT HOLIDAY HOURS AND OPEN/CLOSED STATUS OF YOUR FAVORITE STORES, RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING CENTERS*

For 2021, Labor Day happens on Monday, September 6th. Most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open on Labor Day. However, they may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses are closed on Labor Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on September 6, 2021:

BANKS are CLOSED on Labor Day.

BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on Labor Day.

BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on Labor Day.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Labor Day.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Labor Day. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Labor Day.

GROCERY STORES are OPEN on Labor Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Labor Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on September 6.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Labor Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on September 6th while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on Labor Day. Many theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled for Labor Day.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on Labor Day. However, the actual pharmacy may be closed or operating reduced hours.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Labor Day. There is no mail delivery on September 6.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on Labor Day.

SCHOOLS are CLOSED on Labor Day. This includes grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Labor Day 2021!

Complete List of U.S. & Canada Holidays

August 4, 2021

If you’re looking for special holiday sales and deals, you need to know about all the holidays! Everyone knows when Thanksgiving Day and Labor Day occur, but what about National Candy Corn Day or Election Day? Stores, restaurants, and shopping malls use any holiday to hold special sales, promotions, and events. This includes the minor, lesser-known holidays. Here’s our complete list of 2021-2022 holidays which are celebrated in the United States and Canada:

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 – National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
Friday, August 6, 2021 – National Root Beer Float Day
Sunday, August 8, 2021 – International Cat Day
Sunday, August 8, 2021 – National Zucchini Day
Thursday, August 12, 2021 – National Vinyl Record Day
Monday, August 16, 2021 – Discovery Day (Canada: Yukon)
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 – Black Cat Appreciation Day
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – National Fajita Day
Friday, August 20, 2021 – National Radio Day
Friday, August 20, 2021 – National Lemonade Day
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 – National Waffle Day
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 – National Banana Split Day
Thursday, August 26, 2021 – National Dog Day
Saturday, August 28, 2021 – Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
Saturday, September 4, 2021 – International Bacon Day
Sunday, September 5, 2021 – National Cheese Pizza Day
Monday, September 6, 2021 – Labor Day
Monday, September 6, 2021 – Labour Day (Canada)
Saturday, September 11, 2021 – Patriot Day (9/11)
Sunday, September 12, 2021 – Grandparents’ Day
Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Mexican Independence Day (big day for Mexican restaurant deals!)
Thursday, September 16, 2021 – Stepfamily Day
Thursday, September 16, 2021 – National Guacamole Day
Friday, September 17, 2021 – Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day
Friday, September 17, 2021 – Citizenship Day aka Constitution Day
Saturday, September 18, 2021 – National Cheeseburger Day
Sunday, September 19, 2021 – Talk Like a Pirate Day
Monday, September 20, 2021 – National Pepperoni Pizza Day (big day for pizza deals!)
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – National Ice Cream Cone Day
Friday, September 24, 2021 – Native Americans’ Day (California)
Sunday, September 26, 2021 – National Pancake Day
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 – National Coffee Day
Friday, October 1, 2021 – National Black Dog Day
Monday, October 4, 2021 – National Taco Day
Monday, October 4, 2021 – National CB Radio Day (thank you, Jimmy Carter!)
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – National Noodle Day
Friday, October 8, 2021 – National Salmon Day
Friday, October 8, 2021 – World Egg Day
Monday, October 11, 2021 – Columbus Day
Monday, October 11, 2021 – Native Americans’ Day (South Dakota)
Monday, October 11, 2021 – Thanksgiving Day (Canada)
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 – National Pulled Pork Day
Friday, October 15, 2021 – Tax Day II. If you filed an extension, tax returns are due today!
Saturday, October 16, 2021 – Boss’s Day
Saturday, October 16, 2021 – Sweetest Day
Sunday, October 17, 2021 – National Pasta Day
Friday, October 22, 2021 – National Make A Dog’s Day
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 – National Pumpkin Day
Thursday, October 28, 2021 – National Chocolate Day
Friday, October 29, 2021 – National Cat Day
Friday, October 29, 2021 – Nevada Day
Saturday, October 30, 2021 – National Candy Corn Day
Sunday, October 31, 2021 – Halloween
Sunday, November 7, 2021 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
Tuesday, November 2, 2021 – Election Day
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 – National Sandwich Day
Thursday, November 4, 2021 – National Candy Day
Saturday, November 6, 2021 – National Nachos Day
Thursday, November 11, 2021 – Veterans Day
Thursday, November 11, 2021 – Remembrance Day (Canada)
Thursday, November 11, 2021 – National Sundae Day
Saturday, November 13, 2021 – World Kindness Day
Sunday, November 14, 2021 – National Pickle Day
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – National Fast Food Day
Thursday, November 25, 2021 – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 26, 2021 – Black Friday
Saturday, November 27, 2021 – Small Business Saturday
Sunday, November 28, 2021 – Hanukkah begins at sunset
Monday, November 29, 2021 – Cyber Monday
Monday, December 6, 2021 – Hanukkah ends at nightfall
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 – National Brownie Day
Thursday, December 23, 2021 – Festivus. Is Festivus for the rest of us a real holiday? You decide!
Friday, December 24, 2021 – Christmas Eve
Saturday, December 25, 2021 – Christmas Day
Sunday, December 26, 2021 – Boxing Day
Sunday, December 26, 2021 – Kwanzaa begins
Friday, December 31, 2021 – New Year’s Eve
Saturday, January 1, 2022 – New Year’s Day
Saturday, January 1, 2022 – Kwanzaa ends
Tuesday, January 4, 2022 – National Spaghetti Day
Sunday, January 9, 2022 – National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Friday, January 14, 2022 – National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Saturday, January 15, 2022 – National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
Monday, January 17, 2022 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day aka MLK Day
Thursday, January 20, 2022 – National Disc Jockey Day
Thursday, January 20, 2022 – National Cheese Lover’s Day
Sunday, January 23, 2022 – National Pie Day

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 – Groundhog Day
Sunday, February 6, 2022 – Super Bowl Sunday
Sunday, February 6, 2022 – National Frozen Yogurt Day
Monday, February 7, 2022 – National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 – National Pizza Day
Saturday, February 12, 2022 – Abe Lincoln’s Birthday
Monday, February 14, 2022 – Valentine’s Day
Monday, February 21, 2022 – Presidents Day & George Washington’s Birthday
Monday, February 21, 2022 – Family Day (Canada: Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan)
Monday, February 21, 2022 – Islander Day (Canada: Prince Edward Island)
Monday, February 21, 2022 – Louis Riel Day (Canada: Manitoba)
Monday, February 21, 2022 – Nova Scotia Heritage Day (Canada: Nova Scotia)
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 – Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday (New Orleans & Gulf Coast)
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 – Ash Wednesday
Sunday, February 20, 2022 – National Cherry Pie Day
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 – National Margarita Day
Thursday, February 24, 2022 – National Tortilla Chip Day
Thursday, February 24, 2022 – National Chili Day
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – National Meatball Day
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 – National Crab Meat Day
Sunday, March 13, 2022 – Daylight Saving Time Begins
Monday, March 14, 2022 – Pi Day (3/14, get it?)
Monday, March 14, 2022 – National Napping Day
Thursday, March 17, 2022 – St. Patrick’s Day
Saturday, March 19, 2022 – National Corn Dog Day
Sunday, March 20, 2022 – First Day of Spring
Sunday, March 20, 2022 – National Ravioli Day
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 – National Puppy Day
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 – National Chip and Dip Day
Thursday, March 24, 2022 – National Cheesesteak Day
Saturday, March 26, 2022 – Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day (Hawaii)
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 – National Doctors’ Day
Friday, April 1, 2022 – April Fools’ Day
Thursday, April 7, 2022 – National Burrito Day
Thursday, April 7, 2022 – National Beer Day
Sunday, April 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 10, 2022 – National Siblings Day
Monday, April 11, 2022 – National 8-Track Tape Day
Monday, April 11, 2022 – National Pet Day
Monday, April 11, 2022 – National Submarine Day
Monday, April 11, 2022 – National Barber Shop Quartet Day
Monday, April 11, 2022 – National Cheese Fondue Day
Friday, April 15, 2022 – Good Friday
Friday, April 15, 2022 – Tax Day (federal and most state tax returns due)
Saturday, April 16, 2022 – Record Store Day
Saturday, April 16, 2022 – Emancipation Day (Washington, DC)
Sunday, April 17, 2022 – Easter Sunday
Monday, April 18, 2022 – Easter Monday
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – National Garlic Day
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 – Administrative Professionals’ Day aka Secretaries’ Day
Friday, April 22, 2022 – Earth Day
Friday, April 29, 2022 – National Shrimp Scampi Day
Sunday, May 1, 2022 – May Day
Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – National Teacher Appreciation Day
Wednesday, May 4, 2022 – Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You!)
Thursday, May 5, 2022 – Cinco de Mayo (big day for Mexican restaurant deals!)
Friday, May 6, 2022 – National Nurses Day
Saturday, May 7, 2022 – Free Comic Book Day
Sunday, May 8, 2022 – Mother’s Day
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 – National Shrimp Day
Sunday, May 15, 2022 – National Chocolate Chip Day
Saturday, May 21, 2022 – Armed Forces Day
Monday, May 23, 2022 – Victoria Day (Canada except Quebec)
Monday, May 23, 2022 – National Patriots’ Day (Canada: Quebec)
Saturday, May 28, 2022 – National Hamburger Day
Sunday, June 5, 2022 – Pentecost Sunday
Monday, June 6, 2022 – Pentecost Monday
Monday, May 30, 2022 – Memorial Day
Thursday, June 2, 2022 – National Rotisserie Chicken Day
Friday, June 3, 2022 – National Doughnut Day
Saturday, June 4, 2022 – National Cheese Day
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 – National Best Friends Day
Friday, June 10, 2022 – National Iced Tea Day
Saturday, June 11, 2022 – King Kamehameha Day (Hawaii)
Tuesday, June 14, 2022 – Flag Day
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 – National Lobster Day
Sunday, June 19, 2022 – Father’s Day
Sunday, June 19, 2022 – Juneteenth
Sunday, June 19, 2022 – National Martini Day
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – First Day of Summer
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 – National Indigenous Peoples Day (Canada)
Friday, June 24, 2022 – St. Jean Baptiste Day (Canada: Quebec)
Friday, June 24, 2022 – Discovery Day (Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador)
Friday, July 1, 2022 – Canada Day (Memorial Day in Newfoundland and Labrador)
Monday, July 4, 2022 – Independence Day a/k/a “The Fourth of July”
Saturday, July 9, 2022 – Nunavut Day (Canada: Nunavut)
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 – National French Fry Day
Thursday, July 14, 2022 – Bastille Day
Thursday, July 14, 2022 – National Mac & Cheese Day
Sunday, July 17, 2022 – National Ice Cream Day
Sunday, July 17, 2022 – National Tattoo Day
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 – National Hot Dog Day
Sunday, July 24, 2022 – National Tequila Day
Sunday, July 24, 2022 – Pioneer Day (Utah)
Sunday, July 24, 2022 – Parents’ Day
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 – National Chicken Finger Day
Friday, July 29, 2022 – National Chicken Wing Day
Friday, July 29, 2022 – National Lasagna Day
Friday, July 29, 2022 – National Lipstick Day
Saturday, July 30, 2022 – National Cheesecake Day
Sunday, July 31, 2022 – National Avocado Day
Monday, August 1, 2022 – Civic Holiday (Canada: Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario)
Monday, August 1, 2022 – Heritage Day (Canada: Alberta)
Monday, August 1, 2022 – Natal Day (Canada: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island)
Monday, August 1, 2022 – New Brunswick Day (Canada: New Brunswick)
Monday, August 1, 2022 – Saskatchewan Day (Canada: Saskatchewan)
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 – National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 – National Watermelon Day
Sunday, August 7, 2022 – Taste of Dorset, MN aka “The Restaurant Capital of the World”

Check around for special sales and promotional events in your area which are held on these holidays. Also, be aware of early/late opening and closing times for stores, restaurants, and shopping malls on specific holidays. Any holiday is an excuse for a sale, often with extended holiday hours of operation. As always, call ahead to confirm open/closed status and hours before heading out.

Canada Stores & Malls Open or Closed Labour Day

August 3, 2021

“Are the stores and shopping malls in Canada open on Labour Day?” That’s a tricky question. Unlike Labor Day in the States where practically everything is open, provincial law dictates whether or not businesses may open on Monday, September 6. Stores and malls are allowed to open in some provinces while required to remain closed on Labour Day in others. Additionally, some cities and municipalities have special rules. For instance, retailers are generally not allowed to open in Manitoba unless they are located in Winnipeg. But only on some holidays. Are you confused? Me, too! Keep reading as I try to sort this all out for you.

I am by no means an expert on this. But here are the rules as I understand them and to the best of my knowledge:

ALBERTA: There are no laws in Alberta which prohibit retailers from being open on statutory holidays. If the store is located within a mall, the common rules of the shopping center must be followed. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Alberta will be OPEN on Labour Day.

BRITISH COLUMBIA: There are no laws in British Columbia which prohibit retailers from being open on statutory holidays. If the store is located within a mall, the common rules of the shopping center must be followed. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across British Columbia will be OPEN on Labour Day.

MANITOBA: Provincial law prohibits most retailers from being open on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. The exception for Winnipeg (as described above) does NOT apply on Labour Day. So, most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Manitoba will be CLOSED on Labour Day.

NEW BRUNSWICK: Provincial law prohibits most retailers from being open on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, New Brunswick Day, Labour Day, Remembrance Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across New Brunswick will be CLOSED on Labour Day.

NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR: Provincial law prohibits most retailers from being open on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Memorial Day/Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. Additionally, retailers in St. John’s and Harbour Grace are required to close on Regatta Day. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Newfoundland/Labrador will be CLOSED on Labour Day.

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES: There are no laws in the Northwest Territories which prohibit retailers from being open on statutory holidays. If the store is located within a mall, the common rules of the shopping center must be followed. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across the Northwest Territories will be OPEN on Labour Day.

NOVA SCOTIA: Provincial law prohibits most retailers from being open on New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Canada Day, Labour Day, Remembrance Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Nova Scotia will be CLOSED on Labour Day.

NUNAVUT: There are no laws in Nunavut which prohibit retailers from being open on statutory holidays. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Nunavut will be OPEN on Labour Day.

ONTARIO: Provincial law prohibits most retailers from being open on New Year’s Day, Family Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Exceptions: flower shops, gas stations, pharmacies under 7,500 square feet, and book or magazine stores with 3 or less employees and of 2,400 square feet or less. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Ontario will be CLOSED on Labour Day. Yes, this DOES include LCBO and Beer Stores, so plan ahead for the holiday!

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND: Provincial law prohibits most retailers from being open on New Year’s Day, Islander Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving Day, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across P.E.I. will be CLOSED on Labour Day. Also, don’t forget that most Prince Edward Island retailers are required by law to be closed on Sunday.

QUEBEC: Provincial law prohibits most retailers from being open on New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Canada Day, Labour Day, and Christmas Day. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Quebec will be CLOSED on Labour Day.

SASKATCHEWAN: There are no laws in Saskatchewan which prohibit retailers from being open on statutory holidays, providing they are normally open on Sundays. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Saskatchewan will be OPEN on Labour Day.

YUKON: There are no laws in the Yukon which prohibit retailers from being open on statutory holidays. If the store is located within a mall, the common rules of the shopping center must be followed. Most stores, shopping malls, and restaurants across Yukon will be OPEN on Labour Day.

As always, be sure to give a friendly call to your favorite store or mall to confirm holiday holiday hours of operation before venturing out. If you know of additions or exceptions to these rules, please share with us. Happy Labour Day 2021, Canada!

Open or Closed Civic Holiday August Long Weekend

August 3, 2021

For 2022, Civic Holiday falls on Monday, August 1. Before you head out to the stores and restaurants, it’s a good idea to check and see whether they are open or closed! Most eateries, shopping centers, and malls are open on Civic Holiday and throughout the August Long Weekend. However, some may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Other businesses may be closed entirely on Civic Holiday in order to give their employees the day off.

Because Civic Holiday is not a holiday in the States, most U.S. businesses will be operating on regular schedules. For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just scroll down and search our complete list!

Civic Holiday is also known as Heritage Day in Alberta, British Columbia Day, New Brunswick Day, Regatta Day in Newfoundland/Labrador, Natal Day in Nova Scotia, Joseph Brant Day in Burlington, Ontario; Colonel By Day in Ottawa, Ontario; and Simcoe Day in Toronto. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed:

BANKS: CLOSED

BARS & CLUBS: OPEN

BEER STORES: SOME OPEN, SOME CLOSED. In Ontario, some The Beer Store locations will be open on August 1. Those stores operating on Civic Holiday will be open from 11:00AM-6:00PM. Call ahead to confirm before heading out!

BIG BOX STORES: OPEN – Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Costco, The Home Depot, Home Hardware, Home Outfitters, HomeSense, Kent, Lowe’s, PetSmart, RONA, Sears, Staples, Walmart

CANADA POST OFFICES: CLOSED

CASUAL RESTAURANTS: OPEN – Boston Pizza, Tim Horton’s, The Keg Steakhouse, Earls, Milestones, Harvey’s, Swiss Chalet, East Side Mario’s, Kelsey’s, St-Hubert, Montana’s Cookhouse

CONVENIENCE STORES: OPEN – Circle K, Needs Convenience, On the Run, Quickie, Mac’s, Provi-Soir, OLCO, Irving’s Blue Canoe, Pioneer. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

DEPARTMENT STORES: OPEN – Army & Navy, Marshalls, Winners, Rossy, Dollarama, Bowring, The Bargain! Shop, The Source, Stedmans V&S, Hudson’s Bay, La Maison Simons, Fields, Holt Renfrew, XS Cargo, Taylor’s, Giant Tiger

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS: OPEN – McDonald’s, Burger King, A&W, KFC, Subway, Dairy Queen, Quizno’s, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, Pizza Pizza, Starbucks

GROCERY STORES: OPEN – Loblaws, Sobeys, Save-On Foods, PriceSmart Foods, Metro, Super C, Foodland, Price Chopper, Food Faire, Thrifty Foods, Highland Farms, Dominion, Marché Ami, Northern/North Mart

GOVERNMENT OFFICES: CLOSED. Nearly all federal, provincial, and local agencies are closed on Civic Holiday.

LIQUOR STORES: MOSTLY OPEN. In Ontario, most but not all LCBO stores will be open. Some locations will be operating on holiday schedule with reduced hours. All Manitoba Liquor Mart locations except cityplace will be open on August 1 from 10:00AM-6:00PM.

MOVIE THEATERS: OPEN – Cineplex Entertainment, Landmark Cinemas, Cinemark Theaters, Cinémas Guzzo. Some theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled on Civic Holiday.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES: OPEN Shoppers Drug Mart, London Drugs, Value Drug Mart, Lawtons, DRUGStore Pharmacy, Pharmaprix, Pharmasave, Jean Coutu, Brunet, Uniprix. These stores are almost always open. However, the actual pharmacy may be closed or operating reduced hours for the holiday. Pharmacy departments in grocery and big box stores also have varying hours of operation during Civic Holiday.

SHOPPING CENTERS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES: OPEN

SCHOOLS: CLOSED

If you’re not sure, call the store or restaurant and confirm their holiday hours before leaving the house. This avoids unpleasant surprises and unnecessary drives, only to find your favorite eating or shopping place is closed on Civic Holiday. Plan ahead and have a fantastic August Long Weekend 2022!

Open or Closed on the 4th of July Monday July 4

July 5, 2021

For 2022, Independence Day happens on Monday, July 4th. Most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open on the 4th of July. However, they may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses are closed on Independence Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on July 5, 2022:

BANKS are CLOSED on July 4th.

BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on July 4th.

BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on July 4th.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on July 4. Several restaurants serve free or discounted meals to veterans and active military service members.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on July 4th. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on July 4th.

GROCERY STORES are OPEN on July 4th.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on July 4th. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on the 4th of July.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on July 4th. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on the 4th of July while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on July 4th. Many theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled on Independence Day.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on July 4th. However, the actual pharmacy may be closed or operating reduced hours.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on July 4th. There is no mail delivery on July 4.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on July 4th.

SCHOOLS are CLOSED for Independence Day. This includes grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great 4th of July 2022!

Open or Closed on Canada Day Friday July 1

July 4, 2021

Canada Day 2022 marks Canada’s 155th birthday! It is a national statutory holiday in all provinces. In Newfoundland/Labrador, it is also known as Memorial Day. There is always some question as to what is open and closed on Canada Day. Are stores open? Are restaurants open? Are the malls open? Laws regarding permitted hours of operation on Canada Day vary by province and sometimes by individual cities within a province. Here is a general guide:

In these provinces, retailers are generally OPEN on Canada Day:

– Alberta
– British Columbia
– Northwest Territories
– Nunavut
– Prince Edward Island
– Saskatchewan
– Yukon

In these provinces, retailers are generally CLOSED on Canada Day:

– Manitoba
– New Brunswick
– Newfoundland
– Labrador
– Nova Scotia
– Ontario
– Quebec

The rules apply to all the large chain stores: Atlantic Superstore, Best Buy, Cabela’s, Canadian Tire, Costco, Dominion, Home Depot, HomeSense, Hudson’s Bay, Kent, Loblaws, Longo’s, Lowe’s, Metro, Real Canadian Superstore, RONA, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys, The Source, Staples, Walmart, etc. They also apply to most smaller retailers. Exceptions are made for designated tourist areas in Ontario and elsewhere. Restaurants, gas stations, and convenience stores selling essential items are generally OPEN on the July 1st holiday.

Because Canada Day is not a holiday in the States, most U.S. businesses will be operating on regular schedules. For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just scroll down and search our complete list!

Speaking of Ontario, all LCBO stores will be closed on Friday, July 1. Canada Post offices nationwide will be CLOSED on July 1. There will be no mail delivery on July 1. Call your favorite stores, malls, and restaurants to confirm Canada Day hours of operation before heading out. Have a great Long Weekend, Canada!

Open or Closed on Father’s Day Sunday June 19

June 21, 2021

For 2022, Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 19. Many stores have special Father’s Day sales and deals on this day. Shopping malls feature Father’s Day promotions with lots of great gift ideas for Dad. At most restaurants, Father’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year! Be sure to check the fine print on your coupons and bonus gift cards carefully, as many will not be valid on Father’s Day. Free items for Dad, special lunch or dinner menus, and merchandise discounts can all be found on June 19th. Often, these promotions extend the entire weekend or for several days preceding the holiday. This is a great time to take Dad golfing or bowling at his favorite hangouts. Afterwards, why not treat him to a great lunch or dinner at his favorite restaurant? He’ll appreciate the thought and it need not cost a lot of money.

Father’s Day shopping hours are usually the same as they would be on any other Sunday. As for restaurants, many open early to serve Father’s Day Brunch or special breakfast. Be sure to call your favorite retailers and eateries for their specific Father’s Day hours as well as information on specific deals and sales. If you’re planning to take Dad out to celebrate, expect restaurants to be crowded. Long waiting times will be found at the most popular eateries. Reservations are strongly suggested and required in some cases. Don’t disappoint Dad on his special day! Call ahead to reserve a table before heading to the restaurant. We will be posting Father’s Day Brunch serving times for various restaurants as the information becomes available to us.

Be sure to do something nice for your dad and show him how much you appreciate all he has done for the family. Father’s Day only comes once per year. For 2022, it happens on Sunday, June 19.

Open or Closed King Kamehameha Day Saturday June 11

June 12, 2021

If you live in Hawaii, you are no doubt aware that June 11 is King Kamehameha Day. On this day, Hawaiians enjoy parades, parties, and the King Kamehameha Hula Competition. The annual lei draping event of the King Kamehameha statue at Ali‘iōlani Hale in downtown Honolulu is a major event. This will be followed by the 106th King Kamehameha Celebration Floral Parade from ‘Iolani Palace to Queen Kapi‘olani Park. King Kamehameha Day is a state holiday and a pretty big deal in Hawaii. Whether you live on the island or are just lucky enough to be visiting during this time of year, there is lots to see and do on and around June 11th!

Because it is a state holiday, schools and state offices are closed on King Kamehameha Day. Most banks and credit unions will also be closed. In Honolulu, TheBus and other public transportation will run on a State Holiday schedule. The Kauai Bus will be operating on a modified schedule. Garbage will be collected as per normal schedule and transfer stations will be open. Satellite City Halls and Driver Licensing Centers (DMV) will be closed.

Can you go shopping or eat out on this day? Of course! A few stores will be closed, but most retailers will be open with King Kamehameha Day sales and deals. Honolulu’s Ala Moana center, Hawaii’s largest shopping mall, will be open on June 11. Some restaurants and shopping malls offer their own special promotions and celebrations. Sometimes, these promotions extend the entire weekend of the holiday.

State workers have King Kamehameha Day off as do many private sector employees. Be sure to call your favorite stores and restaurants for their specific King Kamehameha Day hours as well as information on particular sales and deals they may be offering.

Happy King Kamehameha Day 2022, Hawaii!

Open or Closed on Memorial Day Monday May 30

June 1, 2021

For 2022, Memorial Day happens on Monday, May 30th. Most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open on Memorial Day. However, they may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses are closed on Memorial Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on May 30, 2020:

BANKS are CLOSED on Memorial Day.

BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on Memorial Day.

BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Memorial Day. Several restaurants serve free or discounted meals to veterans and active military service members.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Memorial Day.

GROCERY STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Memorial Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on May 30.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Memorial Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on May 30th while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on Memorial Day. Many theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled for Memorial Day.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day. However, the actual pharmacy may be closed or operating reduced hours.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Memorial Day. There is no mail delivery on May 30.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on Memorial Day.

SCHOOLS are CLOSED on Memorial Day: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on Memorial Day.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just scroll down and search our complete list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Memorial Day 2022!

Open or Closed on Victoria Day Monday May 23

May 25, 2021

Victoria Day and Long May Weekend mark the unofficial start of summer across Canada. The date varies each year, falling on the last Monday in May on or before May 24. For 2022, the date is May 23. Victoria Day is observed in all provinces except Quebec. It is a national statutory holiday outside of New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, and Nova Scotia. There is always some question as to what is open and closed. Are stores open? Are restaurants open? Are the malls open?

Laws regarding permitted hours of operation on Victoria Day vary by province and sometimes by individual cities within a province. Here is a general guide:

In Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon, retailers are generally OPEN on Victoria Day.

In Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland/Labrador, and Ontario, retailers are generally CLOSED on Victoria Day. The city of Winnipeg is an exception: most stores are allowed to open between 9:00AM and 6:00PM. There are other local exceptions.

These rules apply to all the large chain stores: Atlantic Superstore, Best Buy, Cabela’s, Canadian Tire, Costco, Dominion, Home Depot, HomeSense, Hudson’s Bay, Kent, Loblaws, Longo’s, Lowe’s, Metro, Real Canadian Superstore, RONA, Safeway, Save-On-Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Sobeys, The Source, Staples, Walmart, etc. They also apply to most smaller retailers. Exceptions are made for designated tourist areas in Ontario and elsewhere. Restaurants, gas stations, and convenience stores selling essential items are generally OPEN on the May 23rd holiday. Speaking of Ontario, all LCBO stores are closed Victoria Day. The Beer Store will be open at many locations.

All Canada Post offices will be closed. There will be no mail delivery on Victoria Day.

Because Victoria Day is not a holiday in the States, most U.S. businesses will be operating on regular schedules. For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just scroll down and search our complete list!

Confused? Call your favorite stores, malls, and restaurants to confirm Victoria Day hours of operation before heading out on May 23. Have a great Long Weekend, Canada!

Open or Closed on Mother’s Day Sunday May 8

May 10, 2021

For 2022, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 8. Many stores have special Mother’s Day sales and deals on this day. Several shopping malls feature Mother’s Day promotions. At most restaurants, Mother’s Day is one of the busiest days of the year! Be sure to check the fine print on your coupons and bonus gift cards carefully, as many will not be valid on Mother’s Day. Free flowers for Mom, special lunch or dinner menus, and discounts on gift purchases can all be found on May 8th. Often, these promotions extend the entire weekend or for several days preceding the holiday. This is a great time to take Mom out shopping at her favorite store. Why not treat her to a great lunch or dinner at her favorite restaurant? You don’t have to be fancy or spend a lot of money. To Mom, it’s the thought that counts!

Mother’s Day shopping hours are usually the same as they would be on any other Sunday. As for restaurants, many open early to serve Mother’s Day Brunch or special breakfast. Be sure to call your favorite retailers and eateries for their specific Mother’s Day hours as well as information on specific Mother’s Day sales and deals they may be offering. If you’re planning to take Mom out on her special day, expect restaurants to be crowded. Long waiting times will be found at the most popular eateries. Reservations are strongly suggested and required in some cases. Don’t disappoint! Call ahead to reserve a table before heading out.

For information on specific restaurants, stores, and malls, just scroll down and search our complete list! Be sure to do something nice for your mom and show her how much you appreciate all she has done for you. Mother’s Day only comes once per year. For 2022, it happens on Sunday, May 8.

Open or Closed on Cinco de Mayo Thursday May 5

May 6, 2021

For 2022, Cinco de Mayo falls on Thursday, May 5. If you love Mexican-themed food and drinks, this is your day! It’s pretty easy to find Mexican restaurants offering special Cinco de Mayo deals and freebies on 5/5. Some stores and shopping malls get into the spirit with Cinco de Mayo sales of their own. Discounted, free, or 2-for-1 tacos, enchiladas, burritos, nachos, and special lunch or dinner menus are all common at eateries on May 5. Because Cinco de Mayo falls on a Thursday this year, there’s a good chance these promotions will be valid during the weekend preceding or following the holiday. Watch for signs and banners at the restaurants, advertising upcoming promotions for May 5th. Check the websites and Facebook pages of your favorite restaurants.

Cinco de Mayo dining and shopping hours are usually the same as they would be on any other Thursday. Because Cinco de Mayo is not a federal holiday, nearly all stores and restaurants should be open with normal hours of operation. Just as St. Patrick’s Day is a fun “party” holiday when everyone’s a wee bit Irish, Cinco de Mayo is the same, but with a Mexican theme. If you can’t find specific information on their Facebook page or website, be sure to call your favorite stores and restaurants to ask about specific Cinco de Mayo sales and deals they may be offering on 5/5.

Don’t miss the party! Cinco de Mayo only comes once per year. For 2022, it happens on Thursday, May 5.

Open or Closed on Easter Sunday April 17

May 1, 2021

If you’re planning on spending the day shopping or dining out, be aware that many stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are closed on Easter Sunday. Others are open, but will be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Because Easter falls on a Sunday, most other businesses and offices are naturally closed. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on April 17, 2022:

BANKS are CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

BARS & CLUBS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

BIG BOX STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Easter Sunday. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

GROCERY STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Easter Sunday. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on April 17.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Easter Sunday. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on April 17th while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are mostly OPEN on Easter Sunday.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are mostly OPEN on Easter Sunday. Pharmacy departments in grocery and big box stores might be closed or operating on holiday schedules.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Easter Sunday. There is no mail delivery on April 17.

SCHOOLS are CLOSED on Easter Sunday: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are generally CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on Easter Sunday.

So, how do you know if specific stores, restaurants, and malls are open or closed? Just search our list! To be absolutely sure, call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Easter Sunday 2022!

Open or Closed St. Patrick’s Day Thursday March 17

May 1, 2021

Just a reminder: St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday, March 17, 2022. Although St. Patrick’s Day is a great excuse for a party, it is not a federal or state holiday. This means it is usually not considered a holiday for the purpose of having special hours of operation. Most restaurants, stores, shopping centers and malls will be open regular hours on St. Patrick’s Day. To see whether a specific place is open or closed, be sure to check our extensive list. Then, make your plans and put on some green. Everyone’s a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

Even though most retailers will not have special St. Patrick’s Day shopping hours, don’t think there won’t be plenty of “saving o’ the green” sales and restaurant deals! These days, March 17 is a lot more than eating corned beef and cabbage while drinking green beer! Many retailers and eateries now have St. Patrick’s Day specials, discounts, 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. Restaurant promotions usually involve traditional Irish menu items and drinks at reduced prices. If you’re going to be out celebrating and imbibing, be smart and let someone else do the driving. Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2022, everyone!

Open or Closed Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday March 1

May 1, 2021

When is Mardi Gras 2022? This is one of those years when Mardi Gras occurs somewhat late in the season. Fat Tuesday 2022 happens on March 1, thirteen days later than last year. Have no fear, this highly-anticipated spring holiday will be here soon! Of course, if you live along the Gulf Coast or are visiting the area, you’re no doubt aware when Mardi Gras Carnival season arrives! Parades and other festivities begin about a month before Fat Tuesday. Most stores and restaurants will be open with regular hours of operation on March 1. However, some locations will be closing early for the parades. Other retailers and eateries will be closed for the entire day on Fat Tuesday so their employees can enjoy the festivities. Trust me, Mardi Gras 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!

As I mentioned earlier in this article, the Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday date this year (March 1) is later than last year. This is because Easter Sunday also comes later (April 17.) Fat Tuesday always occurs 47 days prior to Easter. The good news here is that Fat Tuesday temperatures should be warm, due to the early March date. A jacket probably won’t be needed, but you might want to pack one just in case. The other advantage of a late February Mardi Gras is it’s proximity to St. Patrick’s Day. If you just can’t get enough celebrating in on March 1, come back two weeks later for St. Patrick’s Day parades on the Coast! In any case, a fun time is guaranteed for the 2022 Carnival season. Be sure to call ahead and confirm hours for your favorite shopping mall, store, or restaurant before heading out on Fat Tuesday. If you’re visiting from out of the area, be sure to make your hotel reservations in advance as rooms do tend to fill up on the weekend prior to and extending through Fat Tuesday. Have a great and safe Mardi Gras!

Open or Closed Presidents Day Monday February 21

May 1, 2021

On Monday, February 21st, Presidents Day celebrates the birthdays of Abe Lincoln and George Washington. If you’re planning on spending the day shopping or dining out, I have great news: most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open on Presidents Day. However, some may be operating on holiday schedule with limited or reduced hours of operation. Some businesses are closed on Presidents Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on February 21, 2022:

BANKS are CLOSED on Presidents Day.

BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on Presidents Day.

BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on Presidents Day.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Presidents Day.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Presidents Day. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on Presidents Day.

GROCERY STORES are OPEN on Presidents Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Presidents Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on February 21.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Presidents Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on February 21st while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on Presidents Day.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on Presidents Day. Pharmacy departments in grocery and big box stores might be operating on holiday schedules.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Presidents Day. There is no mail delivery on February 21.

SCHOOLS are generally CLOSED on Presidents Day: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on Presidents Day.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on Presidents Day.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Presidents Day 2022!

Open or Closed Valentine’s Day Monday February 14

May 1, 2021

Just a reminder, Valentine’s Day 2022 is Monday, 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. If you’re planning on taking your special someone to the movies, out to eat, or attending any other event, you should find that everything is running on regular schedule for Valentine’s Day. You might want to plan ahead and make those dinner reservations, however. The “good places” tend to fill up quickly on the evening of February 14th.

Even though most venues 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 grocery and discount stores on February 15 for half price Valentine’s Day candy. For me, half price candy on the day after is one of the highlights of this particular holiday! Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

Open or Closed MLK Day Monday January 17

May 1, 2021

For 2022, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day happens on Monday, January 17th. Most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls are open with regular hours of operation. Some other businesses are closed on MLK Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on January 17, 2022:

BANKS are CLOSED on MLK Day.

BARS & CLUBS are OPEN on MLK Day.

BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on MLK Day.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on MLK Day.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on MLK Day. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on MLK Day.

GROCERY STORES are OPEN on MLK Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on MLK Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on January 17.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on MLK Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on January 17th while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on MLK Day. Many theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled on this Day.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on MLK Day. Pharmacy departments in grocery and big box stores might be operating on holiday schedules.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on MLK Day. There is no mail delivery on January 17.

SCHOOLS are generally CLOSED on MLK Day. This includes grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on MLK Day.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on MLK Day.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great Martin Luther King Day 2022!

Open or Closed New Year’s Day Saturday January 1

May 1, 2021

New Year’s Day 2022 happens on Saturday, January 1st. Most stores and shopping centers/malls close early on New Year’s Eve and open late on New Year’s Day. Some businesses are closed on New Year’s Day in order to give their employees the day off. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on January 1, 2022:

BANKS are CLOSED on New Year’s Day.

BARS & CLUBS have their big night on New Year’s Eve. Generally, they reopen in the late afternoon on New Year’s Day.

BIG BOX STORES are OPEN on New Year’s Day.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS are OPEN on New Year’s Day.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on New Year’s Day. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS are OPEN on New Year’s Day.

GROCERY STORES are OPEN on New Year’s Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on New Year’s Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on January 1.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on New Year’s Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on January 1st while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on New Year’s Day. Many theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled for January 1.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are OPEN on New Year’s Day. However, the actual pharmacy may be closed or operating reduced hours.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on New Year’s Day. There is no mail delivery on January 1.

SCHOOLS are CLOSED on New Year’s Day: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are OPEN on New Year’s Day.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on New Year’s Day.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and kick off a great 2022!

Open or Closed Christmas Day Saturday December 25

May 1, 2021

For 2021, Christmas Day happens on Saturday, December 25th. Most stores, restaurants, shopping centers, and malls close early on Christmas Eve and remain closed Christmas Day. Convenience stores and other businesses providing essential services generally remain open. In recent years, a growing number of casual and fast food restaurants have decided to open on Christmas Day. Here’s a quick rundown of what is open and what is closed on December 25, 2021:

BANKS are CLOSED on Christmas Day.

BARS & CLUBS usually open in the late afternoon on Christmas Day.

BIG BOX STORES are CLOSED on Christmas Day.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Christmas Day.

GROCERY STORES are CLOSED on Christmas Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Christmas Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on December 25.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Christmas Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on December 25th while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are OPEN on Christmas Day. Many theatres have additional holiday show times scheduled for December 25.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES are CLOSED on Christmas Day. Be sure to have your prescriptions filled before the holiday weekend!

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Christmas Day. There is no mail delivery on December 25.

RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Christmas Day (see above.)

SCHOOLS are CLOSED on Christmas Day: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES are CLOSED on Christmas Day.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on Christmas Day.

For information on specific stores, restaurants, and malls, just search our list! It’s always smart to call and confirm holiday hours before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, and have a great 2021 Christmas season!