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What’s closed for New Year’s Day in Tampa Bay

Most restaurants will be open but some stores will be closed, as will government offices and libraries.
 
All federal, state and local government offices, like Tampa's Old City Hall, will be closed Monday in observance of New Year’s Day.
All federal, state and local government offices, like Tampa's Old City Hall, will be closed Monday in observance of New Year’s Day. [ CHLOE TROFATTER | Times ]
Published Dec. 28, 2023|Updated Dec. 29, 2023

Unlike Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day won’t see as many stores or virtually any restaurants closing for the holiday. But you should be aware of some altered store hours and government offices that will be quiet.

New Year’s Day is a federal holiday, and since it falls on a Monday, all federal, state and local government offices will be closed on Monday in observance.

Libraries in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco and Hernando counties will be closed on Monday. No mail will be delivered that day.

Most grocery stores will be open, though some will be closing early on Sunday for New Year’s Eve.

Most restaurants, including national chains like McDonald’s, will be open New Year’s Eve, since it’s one of the biggest holidays in the food business. If anything, expect extended hours.

A shopper leaves a Costco store in Portland, Ore. Costco will be closed on New Year's Day.
A shopper leaves a Costco store in Portland, Ore. Costco will be closed on New Year's Day. [ AP (2011)  ]

Stores that are closed on New Year’s Day

Costco is only closed seven days of the year, and Jan. 1 is one of them. It will be open on Dec. 31 and Jan. 2, operating with normal business hours.

Sam’s Club is open 7 a.m.-6 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and is closed Monday.

Aldi hours may vary for its stores on New Year’s Eve; you can check your location’s hours online. Stores will be closed on New Year’s Day.

Trader Joe’s will close early on New Year’s Eve at 5 p.m. and remain closed on New Year’s Day, according to the company’s website.

Walgreens hours and closures depend on location; check your nearest store’s hours of operation.