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Open or Closed New Year’s Day Tuesday January 1

For 2019, New Year’s Day happens on Tuesday, January 1st. Most stores and shopping centers/malls close early on New Year’s Eve and open later than normal 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, 2019:

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 2019!