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New Year’s Day: What’s open, what’s closed on Jan. 1? Walmart, Target, banks, mail, trash, more

Northern California Walmart. (Roman Tiraspolsky/Dreamstime/TNS)

New Year’s Day is a federal holiday marking the first day of the calendar year. Jan. 1, 2021 falls on Friday, meaning many businesses and services will be affected.

Many Americans go out to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, but NYE will look very different this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Onondaga County is encouraging people to ring in the new year at home with their household due to stress on Syracuse hospitals, and other events, like “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve” in Times Square, will still go on but without crowds.

See what’s open and what’s closed on New Year’s Day 2021:

Are banks open on New Year’s Day?

No, banks are closed on Friday.

Is stock market open on New Year’s Day?

No, financial markets are closed on Friday.

Are government offices open on New Year’s Day?

City, county, state and federal offices are closed Friday.

Are post offices open on New Year’s Day? Is there mail delivery?

U.S. Post offices are closed on Friday, and there will be no mail delivery.

Are restaurants and stores open? Will shopping malls be on regular hours?

Many restaurants and stores are closed Friday and will close early on New Year’s Eve Thursday. Destiny USA, Syracuse’s biggest mall, said it would close at 6 p.m. Thursday and be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.

Is Walmart open on New Year’s Day? Is Target open on New Year’s Day? Is Wegmans open?

Yes, yes and yes. Walmart, Target and Wegmans will be open on Friday with regular hours in most locations.

Some grocery stores will be closed Friday, including Aldi, Costco, Sam’s Club and Trader Joe’s.

Are pharmacies open?

Most pharmacies are open regular hours on New Year’s Day, but some may reduced hours. Call ahead or visit their website.


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