Wondering what is open on New Year’s Day? If you want to get out of the house on January 1st, but you’re afraid nothing will be open, not to stress! While some stores do remain closed on the first day of the year, there are still plenty of others that are available for shopping and dining.
Here is a guide to the shops and restaurants that are open on New Year’s Day, courtesy our friends over at holidayshoppinghours.com. Schedules are always subject to change, however, so it’s never a bad idea to give your destination a call to confirm their New Year’s Day hours before heading over.
Stores open on New Year’s Day
Want to hit the post-holiday sales or return an unwanted Christmas gift? Here are the retailers that plan to be open on January 1st.
Barnes & Noble
Bath & Body Works
Bed Bath & Beyond
Crate & Barrel
Restaurants open on New Year’s Day
Whether you’re looking for a quick coffee or a full-course dining experience, these are the restaurants that will be open on January 1st.
Au Bon Pain
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
Buca di Beppo
Buffalo Wild Wings
California Pizza Kitchen
Chevy’s Fresh Mex
Corner Bakery Café
Dave & Buster’s
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Grocery stores open on New Year’s Day
Ran out of milk or want to pick up a few things for dinner? These grocery stores will have you covered.
Smart & Final
Sprouts Farmers Market
Whole Foods Market
Other things to do on New Year’s Day
Besides, shopping and eating, there’s a plethora of other things you can do on New Year’s Day. AMC Theaters and other movie theater chains plan to be open, making it possible to binge-watch some of the Golden Globes-nominated films. New Year’s is also a nice day to do a fun winter activity, like visit an ice-skating rink or participate in a polar bear plunge!