New Year's Day may be a nationally observed holiday in the U.S. with many closures and abbreviated hours, but for shopaholics, it’s a time to get out there as soon as the new year begins and grab some deals.
The national retailers that will open their doors to shoppers on Jan. 1 include Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Target (NYSE:TGT) and Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT), all of which have modified store hours. And because it’s New Year’s Day, there will be sales galore.
Most malls, grocery stores and retail stores will also be open during regular business hours on Jan. 1, but verify with each business to be sure.
City, county, state and federal government offices; schools; financial markets; and post offices will be closed on Jan. 1, 2014. The stock markets will also close for the holiday. Public transportation in major cities will run on holiday schedules.
Stores, offices and transportation systems will resume normal hours on Thursday, Jan. 2, the first official business day of the new year.
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Although banks and some small businesses will be closed on Wednesday, 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 to confirm the hours.
Barnes & Noble: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with some locations open even later. [Store Locator]
Bed Bath and Beyond: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. but some locations open even earlier. [Store Locator]
Big Lots: Stores open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2014. [Store Locator]
Dick’s Sporting Goods: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. [Store Locator]
IKEA: Stores will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. [Store Locator]
Kmart: Stores will be open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. during regular business hours. [Store Locator]
Macy's: Most stores will remain open during regular business hours on Jan. 1. [Store Locator]
Sports Authority: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. New Year’s Day and even earlier in some locations. [Store Locator]
Target: Stores will be open during regular business hours on New Year's Day but close early on New Year’s Eye at 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. depending on location. [Store Locator]
Toys R Us: Stores will be closed on New Year's Day and have limited hours on New Year’s Eve. [Store Locator]
Walgreens: 24-hour stores will operate on normal business hours. [Store Locator]
Walmart: Store hours vary by location, but many branches will stay open until 8 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2013, or as late as 10 p.m., and reopen as early as 6 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2014, in some locations. The 24-hour locations will remain open during normal hours. [Store Locator]