Which Grocery Stores Are Open For New Year's 2022?

With Hanukkah already in full swing and Christmas just a few days away, hopefully you've already hit up your favorite supermarkets, grocery stores, and wholesale chains for every favorite food and beverage item you're going to need for latke-making, cookie-baking, Feast of the Seven Fishes-ing, and any other holiday needs. Your haul should most likely last through the end of the year — which is a startling 7 days away — but you might need to do another grocery run to restock your supplies around New Year's, especially on January 1 if you find yourself seeking some hangover helpers after a festive night of celebrating.

But many supermarkets will shutter earlier than usual on New Year's Eve, and a few will follow limited hours on New Year's Day as well. So before you venture out into the cold on either day, refer to this guide on stores' holiday hours to make sure your trek isn't in vain.


If you live in the Midwest, you're likely familiar with Meijer, the Michigan-based supermarket chain whose 240-plus locations are distributed across its home state as well as Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, and Wisconsin, according to its website. Previously beloved by many night owls for its 24/7 schedule, the company dropped those hours during the crunch of the coronavirus pandemic and has never resumed them (via MLive). But most stores retain generous shopping hours of 6 a.m. to 12 a.m., giving early birds and late-night customers alike a pretty ample chance to shop. Thankfully, it appears all Meijer locations will open for normal operating hours on both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, according to Meijer-ad.com, an unofficial source that provides information about the chain.

BJ's Wholesale Club

If you're a fan of wholesale shopping, then you probably know about BJ's, the Costco competitor that is also membership-based and sells bulk items ranging from in-house baked goods to pantry staples (via Insider). With around 230 club locations scattered across the East Coast, BJ's might be among your preferred shopping destinations this New Year if you need to restock household necessities — and luckily, the retailer will open from 8 a.m. on New Year's Eve and from 9 a.m. on New Year's Day, as stated in a press release.


Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, way back in 1883, Kroger has ballooned over the years, becoming the largest grocer in the U.S. with nearly 2,800 locations, per the company website. A corporate representative informed Good Housekeeping that stores will be open on New Year's Eve starting 6 a.m., but some may close early. On New Year's Day, the retailer will be operating, but some locations will open later than normal. To be sure, you can contact your local store.


That grocery store with the unique name — which stands for Howard Edward Butt, son of founder Florence Butt (via Texas Hill Country News) — H-E-B is a beloved Texas supermarket chain with around 320 stores across the state (via ScrapeHero). On New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, locations will be open normal hours, according to the corporate website. But if you need to grab a prescription from the pharmacy on New Year's Day, make sure to note it will be open limited hours only: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Costco Wholesale

Wholesaler Costco has a lot of holiday foods and drinks to offer gourmands, from buttery pecan meltaway cookies to bottled eggnog. But be sure to grab any items you'll need for New Year's in the next few days, because all Costco locations will close on New Year's Day (via the official website). On New Year's Eve, most stores will follow a limited schedule, operating from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. only, per Parade. This may differ by location, so you may want to contact your local warehouse or check its hours online.

Whole Foods Market

Sure, Whole Foods might be nicknamed "whole paycheck" and yes, its items supposedly do cost between 10 and 20% more than they would at an average grocery store (via The Grocery Store Guy), but that doesn't mean shoppers don't love the fancy supermarket for yummy items such as cheeses offered at its bangin' cheese counter and a well-curated selection of extra-virgin olive oils. But this New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, Whole Foods shoppers should consult their local store's website. The chain's corporate website advises: Most will be open for modified hours only on those dates.


Wegmans — no apostrophe, please! — is a beloved Rochester, New York-based supermarket chain with more than 100 locations across the East Coast (via the official website). If you need to grab something at a Wegmans near you this New Year's, check your local store's website for its exact hours, as the chain indicates on its FAQ page that holiday hours vary by location.


A German import that has gained a dedicated following in the United States, Aldi currently runs more than 2,250 U.S. locations across 39 states (via its official website). If you're looking to pick up Aldi's holiday foods and drinks — from yeasted German stollen to vegan eggnog made with almond milk — just know that the discount retailer will close its stores on New Year's Day (via Aldi). On New Year's Eve, locations will open on a limited schedule, so consult your local store's page before heading out to buy.

Trader Joe's

Grocery store heavyweight Trader Joe's is offering some enticing food and beverages this holiday season, from apple and pumpkin hand pies to Peppermint Joe Joe's — the seasonal peppermint cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies that are a hit each year. But if you need to make a TJ's run for any of these items this New Year's, take note: All locations will close early at 5 p.m. on New Year's Eve and won't reopen until January 2 (via Trader Joe's).

Sam's Club

Another contender in the category of members-only wholesale retailers, Sam's Club boasts about 600 U.S. locations, per ScrapeHero. If you're looking to visit one this New Year's, the corporate website clarifies: Stores will shut their doors at 6 p.m. on New Year's Eve, and will be closed altogether on New Year's Day.

Sprouts Farmers Market

With a crunchy-sounding name that indicates the chain's wide selection of organic, gluten-free, and plant-based options, Sprouts Farmers Market, which started with humble beginnings, is an Arizona-founded chain with more than 370 stores across the U.S., according to its website. If you plan on shopping there on New Year's Eve, be aware that stores will close early at 8 p.m.; on New Year's Day, they'll be open normal hours (via Sprouts).


The Iowa-based grocery chain Hy-Vee is a familiar store to Midwesterners, operating more than 285 stores across the region (via its official website). If you need to stop in this New Year's Eve or New Year's Day, good news: Most stores will be operating normal hours on either day, just a few will be closing early, and some will even have extended hours. You'll need to consult Hy-Vee's store page to get specific information about your local store.

Publix Super Markets

Publix was founded in Winter Haven, Florida, in 1930, per its corporate website. Since then, the supermarket chain has expanded to over 1,300 stores — most of which are located in its home state (via ScrapeHero). If you live in one of the seven southeastern states home to a Publix, you might be planning on making a grocery trip this New Year's. Just be sure to consult your local store's page for exact holiday hours. According to the company website, Publix will close early on both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.