26 Places Open On New Year’s Day 2020, Including Restaurants, Stores, And Cafes

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New Year's Day is one of the few holidays during the year where a lot of businesses and stores are closed. It's also a federal holiday, meaning most people aren't working. And if staying in a cozy cocoon at home all day isn't your thing, you might want to return some holiday gifts or shop for something you needed and didn't get. Or maybe you just don't want to cook anything and would rather go out to eat. In that case, you might be wondering what places are open on New Year's Day 2020.

For a federal holiday, a surprising amount of stores and restaurants are open on New Year's Day 2020, making it easier than ever to get your errands and shopping done during your day off. That being said, keep in mind that this is also a great day to be totally lazy and hang out at home. It's up to you, and there's no pressure whatsoever.

But if you're intent on going out and getting your shopping finished up before the work week picks back up, we've got your back. Below is a list of places that are open on New Year's Day 2020, from clothing stores to restaurants and cafes:

1. Bed Bath & Beyond

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If you need to get some stuff for your home, head to Bed Bath & Beyond between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on New Year's Day.

2. Best Buy

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Best Buy will stay open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. so that all of your tech needs can be met on the holiday.

3. Hobby Lobby

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Looking to start on some crafts for the new year? Hobby Lobby is open from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

4. IKEA

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Even IKEA is staying open so that you can get your shopping done! You can head to the store anywhere between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.

5. Kohl's

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Kohl's is open their normal hours on New Year's Day, which is usually 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., although that will vary based on your location.

6. Lowe's

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Lowe's is also open their normal hours on the holiday, so check your local location to see what they are.

7. Marshalls

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Marshalls will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. for any bargain shopping on your list.

8. PetSmart

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Need something for your pets? PetSmart will keep its doors open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

9. The Home Depot

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If you want to do some stuff to your home and it can't wait, The Home Depot will open a little later than usual, at 9 a.m., and stay open until 8 p.m.

10. T.J. Maxx

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Like its sister store Marshalls, T.J. Maxx will also be open from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

11. Buffalo Wild Wings

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Need your wing fix? Most Buffalo Wild Wing locations will be open their normal hours on New Year's Day.

12. Chili's

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Chili's will be open their regular hours as well, so be sure to check the times of your local locations.

13. Cracker Barrel

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Cracker Barrel is there for your comfort food needs! The chain will be open normal business hours on New Year's Day.

14. Denny's

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As usual, Denny's will be open so that you can get your pancakes on the morning of Jan. 1.

15. Dunkin' Donuts

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Check locations near you to see the hours of Dunkin' Donuts, but they will be open.

16. KFC

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KFC is a franchise, so stores are independently owned and operated - but most will be open on New Year's Day. Just check your local listnings.

17. Olive Garden

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Need some Italian food for a new year feast? Head over to Olive Garden.

18. Panda Express

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Panda Express will be open their normal hours on New Year's Day if you want to indulge in some Chinese food.

19. Starbucks

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You can get your favorite lattes to help you wake up after a rough New Year's Eve party night — Starbucks will be open.

20. Waffle House

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As usual, Waffle House will be open 24/7.

21. Whole Foods

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Whole Foods will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., but the hours could vary depending on location.

22. McDonald's

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If you're craving some fast food on New Year's Day 2020, McDonald's has your back. The hours may change depending on your location.

23. Macy's

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Macy's will be open on New Year's 2020, though hours might vary.

24. Cost Plus World Market

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In case you want to kick off the New Year by sprucing up your home, Cost Plus World Market will be open on Jan. 1.

25. Target

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There's never a bad time to get lost in Target's aisles, and yep, that includes New Year's Day. Most stores will be open until 9 p.m., but it's always worth double checking your local Target hours.

26. The Cheesecake Factory

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Cheesecake Factory restaurants will be open both New Year's Eve and Day in 2020.

Ultimately, regardless of whether you want to check some errands off your list or celebrate the New Year with a night out, there are lots of options.

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