New Year's Day is a nationally observed holiday in the U.S., with many closures and special store hours.

City, county, state and federal government offices, schools, financial markets and post offices will be closed on Jan. 1, 2013. Public transportation in major cities will run on holiday schedules.

Meanwhile, many national retailers will open their doors to shoppers. Retailers including Best Buy, Target, Apple and Wal-Mart will all have modified store hours on New Year's Day.

Stores, offices and transportation systems will resume normal hours on Jan. 2, the first official business day of the new year.

Although banks and some small business will be closed on Tuesday, several stores will keep normal business hours on New Year's Day. Here's a list of some stores that will be open on Jan. 1. Be sure to check ahead of going to confirm the hours.

Best Buy: Some stores will open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.

Costco: Costco will be closed on New Year's Day.

IKEA: Stores will be open 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Kmart: Stores will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Macy's: Stores will open at 10 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m.

Target: Stores will be open during regular business hours on New Year's Day.

Toys R Us: Stores will operate on normal business hours on new Year's Day.

Walgreens: 24-hour stores will operate on normal business hours.

Walmart: Stores will open at 6:00 a.m. 24-hour locations will remain open during normal hours.