Open or Closed on Easter Sunday April 12

April 1, 2020

Due to ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus concerns, many businesses which would normally be open on Easter Sunday will be closed or operating with reduced hours this year.

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 12, 2020:

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 12.

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 12th 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 12.

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 2020!

Complete List of U.S. & Canada Holidays

April 3, 2020

If you’re looking for special holiday sales and deals, you need to know about all the holidays! Everyone knows when St. Patrick’s Day and Easter Sunday occur, but what about National Cheese Fondue Day or National 8-Track Tape 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 2020-2021 holidays which are celebrated in the United States and Canada:

Sunday, April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 – National Beer Day
Friday, April 10, 2020 – Good Friday
Friday, April 10, 2020 – National Siblings Day
Saturday, April 11, 2020 – National 8-Track Tape Day
Saturday, April 11, 2020 – National Pet Day
Saturday, April 11, 2020 – National Submarine Day
Saturday, April 11, 2020 – National Barber Shop Quartet Day
Saturday, April 11, 2020 – National Cheese Fondue Day
Sunday, April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday
Monday, April 13, 2020 – Easter Monday
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 – Tax Day (federal and most state tax returns due)
Thursday, April 16, 2020 – Emancipation Day (Washington, DC)
Saturday, April 18, 2020 – Record Store Day
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – Earth Day
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 – Administrative Professionals’ Day aka Secretaries’ Day
Friday, May 1, 2020 – May Day
Saturday, May 2, 2020 – Free Comic Book Day
Monday, May 4, 2020 – Star Wars Day (May the 4th Be With You!)
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – Cinco de Mayo (big day for Mexican restaurant deals!)
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 – National Teacher Appreciation Day
Sunday, May 10, 2020 – Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 10, 2020 – National Shrimp Day
Friday, May 15, 2020 – National Chocolate Chip Day
Saturday, May 16, 2020 – Armed Forces Day
Monday, May 18, 2020 – Victoria Day (Canada except Quebec)
Monday, May 18, 2020 – National Patriots’ Day (Canada: Quebec)
Monday, May 25, 2020 – Memorial Day
Thursday, May 28, 2020 – National Hamburger Day
Sunday, May 31, 2020 – Pentecost Sunday
Monday, June 1, 2020 – Pentecost Monday
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 – National Rotisserie Chicken Day
Thursday, June 4, 2020 – National Cheese Day
Friday, June 5, 2020 – National Doughnut Day
Thursday, June 11, 2020 – King Kamehameha Day (Hawaii)
Sunday, June 14, 2020 – Flag Day
Monday, June 15, 2020 – National Lobster Day
Friday, June 19, 2020 – National Martini Day
Saturday, June 20, 2020 – First Day of Summer
Sunday, June 21, 2020 – Father’s Day
Sunday, June 21, 2020 – National Aboriginal Day (Canada: Northwest Territories)
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 – St. Jean Baptiste Day (Canada: Quebec)
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 – Discovery Day (Canada: Newfoundland and Labrador)
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 – Canada Day (Memorial Day in Newfoundland and Labrador)
Saturday, July 4, 2020 – Independence Day a/k/a “The Fourth of July”
Thursday, July 9, 2020 – Nunavut Day (Canada: Nunavut)
Saturday, July 11, 2020 – 7-Eleven Free Slurpee Day
Monday, July 13, 2020 – National French Fry Day
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – Bastille Day
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – National Mac & Cheese Day
Friday, July 17, 2020 – National Tattoo Day
Friday, July 17, 2020 – National Hot Dog Day
Sunday, July 19, 2020 – National Ice Cream Day
Friday, July 24, 2020 – National Tequila Day
Friday, July 24, 2020 – Pioneer Day (Utah)
Sunday, July 26, 2020 – Parents’ Day
Monday, July 27, 2020 – National Chicken Finger Day
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – National Chicken Wing Day
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – National Lasagna Day
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 – National Lipstick Day
Thursday, July 30, 2020 – National Cheesecake Day
Friday, July 31, 2020 – National Avocado Day
Sunday, August 2, 2020 – National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Sunday, August 2, 2020 – Taste of Dorset, MN aka “The Restaurant Capital of the World”
Sunday, August 2, 2020 – National Friendship Day
Monday, August 3, 2020 – National Watermelon Day
Monday, August 3, 2020 – Civic Holiday (Canada: Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario)
Monday, August 3, 2020 – Heritage Day (Canada: Alberta)
Monday, August 3, 2020 – Natal Day (Canada: Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island)
Monday, August 3, 2020 – New Brunswick Day (Canada: New Brunswick)
Monday, August 3, 2020 – Saskatchewan Day (Canada: Saskatchewan)
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 – National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
Thursday, August 6, 2020 – National Root Beer Float Day
Saturday, August 8, 2020 – International Cat Day
Saturday, August 8, 2020 – National Zucchini Day
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 – National Vinyl Record Day
Monday, August 17, 2020 – Black Cat Appreciation Day
Monday, August 17, 2020 – Discovery Day (Canada: Yukon)
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 – National Fajita Day
Thursday, August 20, 2020 – National Radio Day
Thursday, August 20, 2020 – National Lemonade Day
Monday, August 24, 2020 – National Waffle Day
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – National Banana Split Day
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 – National Dog Day
Friday, August 28, 2020 – Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day
Saturday, September 5, 2020 – International Bacon Day
Saturday, September 5, 2020 – National Cheese Pizza Day
Monday, September 7, 2020 – Labor Day
Monday, September 7, 2020 – Labour Day (Canada)
Friday, September 11, 2020 – Patriot Day (9/11)
Sunday, September 13, 2020 – Grandparents’ Day
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 – Mexican Independence Day (big day for Mexican restaurant deals!)
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 – Stepfamily Day
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 – National Guacamole Day
Thursday, September 17, 2020 – Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day
Thursday, September 17, 2020 – Citizenship Day aka Constitution Day
Friday, September 18, 2020 – National Cheeseburger Day
Saturday, September 19, 2020 – Talk Like a Pirate Day
Sunday, September 20, 2020 – National Pepperoni Pizza Day (big day for pizza deals!)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 – National Ice Cream Cone Day
Friday, September 25, 2020 – Native Americans’ Day (California)
Saturday, September 26, 2020 – National Pancake Day
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 – National Coffee Day
Thursday, October 1, 2020 – National Black Dog Day
Sunday, October 4, 2020 – National Taco Day
Sunday, October 4, 2020 – National CB Radio Day (thank you, Jimmy Carter!)
Friday, October 9, 2020 – World Egg Day
Monday, October 12, 2020 – Columbus Day
Monday, October 12, 2020 – Native Americans’ Day (South Dakota)
Monday, October 12, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day (Canada)
Monday, October 12, 2020 – National Pulled Pork Day

Thursday, October 15, 2020 – Tax Day II. If you filed an extension, tax returns are due today!
Friday, October 16, 2020 – Boss’s Day
Saturday, October 17, 2020 – Sweetest Day
Saturday, October 17, 2020 – National Pasta Day
Thursday, October 22, 2020 – National Make A Dog’s Day
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – National Chocolate Day
Thursday, October 29, 2020 – National Cat Day
Friday, October 30, 2020 – Nevada Day
Friday, October 30, 2020 – National Candy Corn Day
Saturday, October 31, 2020 – Halloween
Sunday, November 1, 2020 – Daylight Saving Time Ends
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – Election Day
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – National Sandwich Day
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 – National Candy Day
Friday, November 6, 2020 – National Nachos Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – Veterans Day
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – Remembrance Day (Canada)
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – National Sundae Day
Friday, November 13, 2020 – Friday the Thirteenth
Friday, November 13, 2020 – World Kindness Day
Saturday, November 14, 2020 – National Pickle Day
Monday, November 16, 2020 – National Fast Food Day
Thursday, November 26, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27, 2020 – Black Friday
Saturday, November 28, 2020 – Small Business Saturday
Monday, November 30, 2020 – Cyber Monday
Monday, December 7, 2020 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – National Brownie Day
Thursday, December 10, 2020 – Hanukkah begins at sunset
Friday, December 18, 2020 – Hanukkah ends at nightfall
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 – Festivus. Is Festivus for the rest of us a real holiday? You decide!
Thursday, December 24, 2020 – Christmas Eve
Friday, December 25, 2020 – Christmas Day
Saturday, December 26, 2020 – Boxing Day
Saturday, December 26, 2020 – Kwanzaa begins
Thursday, December 31, 2020 – New Year’s Eve
Friday, January 1, 2021 – New Year’s Day
Friday, January 1, 2021 – Kwanzaa ends
Monday, January 4, 2021 – National Spaghetti Day
Saturday, January 9, 2021 – National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
Thursday, January 14, 2021 – National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day
Friday, January 15, 2021 – National Strawberry Ice Cream Day
Monday, January 18, 2021 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day aka MLK Day
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – National Disc Jockey Day
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 – National Cheese Lover’s Day
Saturday, January 23, 2021 – National Pie Day
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 – Groundhog Day
Saturday, February 6, 2021 – National Frozen Yogurt Day
Sunday, February 7, 2021 – Super Bowl Sunday
Sunday, February 7, 2021 – National Fettuccine Alfredo Day
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 – National Pizza Pie Day
Friday, February 12, 2021 – Abe Lincoln’s Birthday
Sunday, February 14, 2021 – Valentine’s Day
Monday, February 15, 2021 – Presidents Day & George Washington’s Birthday
Monday, February 15, 2021 – Family Day (Canada: Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan)
Monday, February 15, 2021 – Islander Day (Canada: Prince Edward Island)
Monday, February 15, 2021 – Louis Riel Day (Canada: Manitoba)
Monday, February 15, 2021 – Nova Scotia Heritage Day (Canada: Nova Scotia)
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 – Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday (New Orleans & Gulf Coast)
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 – Ash Wednesday
Monday, February 22, 2021 – National Margarita Day
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 – National Tortilla Chip Day
Thursday, February 25, 2021 – National Chili Day
Sunday, March 14, 2021 – Daylight Saving Time Begins
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – National Meatball Day
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 – National Crab Meat Day
Sunday, March 14, 2021 – Pi Day (3/14, get it?)
Monday, March 15, 2021 – National Napping Day
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – St. Patrick’s Day
Saturday, March 20, 2021 – First Day of Spring
Saturday, March 20, 2021 – National Ravioli Day
Saturday, March 20, 2021 – National Corn Dog Day
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – National Puppy Day
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – National Chip and Dip Day
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – National Cheesesteak Day
Friday, March 26, 2021 – Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole Day (Hawaii)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 – National Doctors’ Day
Thursday, April 1, 2021 – April Fools’ Day
Thursday, April 1, 2021 – National Burrito Day

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.

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

March 18, 2020

Just a reminder: St. Patrick’s Day is Wednesday, March 17, 2021. 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 2021, everyone!

Open or Closed Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday February 16

February 26, 2020

When is Mardi Gras 2021? This is one of those years when Mardi Gras occurs somewhat early in the season. Fat Tuesday 2021 happens on February 16th, nine days earlier than last year. Have no fear, this highly-anticipated winter 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 February 16. 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 (February 16) is earlier than last year. This is because Easter Sunday also comes earlier (April 4.) Fat Tuesday always occurs 47 days prior to Easter. The good news here is that Fat Tuesday temperatures should be warm, due to the mid-February 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 February 16, come back 4 weeks later for St. Patrick’s Day parades on the Coast! In any case, a fun time is guaranteed for the 2021 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 15

February 18, 2020

On Monday, February 15th, 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 15, 2021:

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 15.

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 15th 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 15.

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 2021!

Open or Closed Valentine’s Day Sunday February 14

February 15, 2020

Just a reminder, Valentine’s Day 2021 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. 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. White Castle will be holding their 30th annual Valentine’s Day Dinner from 4:00-9:00PM. Reservations can be made at WhiteCastle.com or by using the OpenTable app on your phone.

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 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 18

January 21, 2020

For 2021, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day happens on Monday, January 18th. 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 18, 2021:

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 18.

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 18th 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 18.

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 2021!

Open or Closed New Year’s Day Friday January 1

January 5, 2020

New Year’s Day 2021 happens on Friday, 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, 2021:

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 2021!

Open or Closed Christmas Day Wednesday December 25

January 5, 2020

For 2019, Christmas Day happens on Wednesday, 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, 2019:

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 2019 Christmas season!

Open or Closed on Thanksgiving Day November 26

January 5, 2020

For 2020, Thanksgiving happens on Thursday, November 26. If you’re planning on spending the day shopping or dining out, be aware that many stores, restaurants, and shopping centers are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Several big box stores and malls open in the late afternoon for early Black Friday sales. Here’s a quick check of what is open and what is closed on November 26, 2020:

BANKS are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

BARS & CLUBS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

BIG BOX STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. Many will open in late afternoon for early Black Friday sales.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

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

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

GROCERY STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on November 26.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on November 26 while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are mostly OPEN on Thanksgiving Day.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. Often, the store is open but the actual pharmacy is closed. Pharmacy departments in grocery and big box stores may be closed or operating on holiday schedules.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. There is no mail delivery on November 26.

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

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. Many will open around 6:00PM for early Black Friday sales.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

How do you know if specific stores, restaurants, and malls are open or closed? Just search our list! Because holiday hours are always subject to change, it’s smart to call and confirm schedules before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, have a great 2020 Thanksgiving & Black Friday!