Target, Walmart & 14 Other Stores Open on New Year's Day

target registersWhile you're recovering from watching the ball drop and ringing in 2014, you might find yourself needing to go shopping for a staple or two. Or maybe even craving some retail therapy and wanting to snag your first bargain of the year! Of course retailers know that, and that's why many of them are open today (albeit, perhaps with abbreviated hours), in spite of federal offices, the postal service, the stock market, and banks being closed.

Here, a list of stores you can expect to be open and closed on New Year's Day ....

Most convenience and grocery stores should be open, with few exceptions:

CVS: Most stores will be open during regular business hours. Call 1-800-SHOP-CVS to find out if the CVS near you will be open.

Publix: Stores located in the following Florida counties will open at 7 a.m.: Broward, Dade, Indian River, Martin, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, St. Lucie, and Palm Beach. All other stores open at regular hours. Many stores will close at 7 p.m.; stores in select areas will close later. Please call your store to confirm their operating hours. (Store locator.)

Rite Aid: Should be open regular business hours. (Store locator.)

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

  • Other national chains that WILL be open:

Barnes & Noble: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (some locations open even later).

Bed Bath and Beyond: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. but some locations open even earlier. (Find your local store's hours here.)

Belk: Stores will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on New Year’s Day.

Best Buy: Some stores will open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. or even as late as 9 p.m. in some locations on Jan. 1, 2014. (Find your local store's hours here.)

Big Lots: Stores open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Dick’s Sporting Goods: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

IKEA: Stores are open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Kmart: Stores are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Macy's: Most stores will remain open during regular business hours today. (Check your local store here.)

Sports Authority: 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. New Year’s Day, but earlier in some locations. (Check for local store hours here.)

Target: Stores are open during regular business hours today.

Walmart: Store hours vary by location. Many stores are open early as 6 a.m. today. The 24-hour locations will remain open during normal hours. (Check for local store hours here.)

National chains that will be closed:


Toys R Us


Do you plan on shopping today?


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nonmember avatar K M

We'll be shopping today but for needed items; not for fun. Our shower head cracked and is spraying everywhere when used. Don't really have a choice but to replace it before work and school resumes tomorrow.

Lokis... LokisMama

WinnDixie is open too, I just went and did some grocery shopping. 

Krystian Kaufold

why is it a big deal that stores are open today? 

it's not like it's christmas, it's just a day for people to stay in bed and recover from their hang overs

socal... socalmommy13

I have to go pick up a couple items. Its not.really a holiday holiday. Where im from todat is the busiest time of year!

KM sorry to hear about your shower head, sucks to start off the year like that lol

Sahara Cunningspam

Diapers!! we have like four left. we don't like any diapers but target brand. glad they're open.

wohth... wohthereturbo

So toysrus is open thanksgiving, xmas eve, and xmas.. but not new years.. seems legit

nonmember avatar C. Plink

It's good to know that there are places open that will allow us to get away from our families and spend our money on this holiday. As a bonus, we will also be helping all those employees be away from their families. Ain't it great?!

Sydne... Sydney850

Actually, Toys R Us IS open on New Years. The only day they are closed is Christmas Day itself. How do I know this? I work there.

Scarlett Loomas

Is this news? New Year's Day has always been a big shopping day....

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