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 Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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 Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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 Joe Raedle/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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 Leon Neal/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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 Scott Olson/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Lowe's is also open their normal hours on the holiday, so check your local location to see what they are.
7 Marshalls Joe Raedle/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Marshalls will be open from 9:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. for any bargain shopping on your list.
8 PetSmart Pool/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Need something for your pets? PetSmart will keep its doors open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
9 The Home Depot Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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 Joe Raedle/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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 Rick Diamond/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Need your wing fix? Most Buffalo Wild Wing locations will be open their normal hours on New Year's Day.
12 Chili's Jesse Grant/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Chili's will be open their regular hours as well, so be sure to check the times of your local locations.
13 Cracker Barrel Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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 Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images
As usual, Denny's will be open so that you can get your pancakes on the morning of Jan. 1.
15 Dunkin' Donuts Rob Kim/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Check locations near you to see the hours of Dunkin' Donuts, but they will be open.
16 KFC Moses Robinson/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
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 John Greim/LightRocket/Getty Images
Need some Italian food for a new year feast? Head over to Olive Garden.
18 Panda Express JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Panda Express will be open their normal hours on New Year's Day if you want to indulge in some Chinese food.
19 Starbucks Scott Olson/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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 Jason Davis/Getty Images News/Getty Images
As usual, Waffle House will be open 24/7.
21 Whole Foods Joe Raedle/Getty Images News/Getty Images
Whole Foods will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., but the hours could vary depending on location.
22 McDonald's PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images
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 NurPhoto/NurPhoto/Getty Images
Macy's will be open on New Year's 2020, though hours might vary.
24 Cost Plus World Market MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images/MediaNews Group/Getty Images
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 Smith Collection/Gado/Archive Photos/Getty Images
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 Jeff Greenberg/Universal Images Group/Getty Images
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.