Is Publix Open On New Year's Day 2022?

Whether you actually skipped the ball drop and took advantage of an empty house to hit the hay early, have been up all night celebrating the new year, or you're partied out and pooped but still ready to tackle some tasks, going to the grocery store on New Year's Day may seem like a good idea. Should be a walk in the park — after all, how many people run errands the day after a big party? In theory, aisles should be all but empty and check out lines a breeze.

If you're up and at 'em in one of the Southeast states that sport the Publix brand, you may be wondering whether the supermarket giant will be open. Maybe you really need some of the above and beyond customer service the Publix website promises, as your dull headache, bleary eyes, short temper, and growling stomach would really appreciate a friendly face to accompany the scent of fresh-baked bread that is driving you forward. Perhaps you're even whispering a little prayer: "Please let Publix be open, please let Publix be open."

The grocery store gods have, thankfully, answered those prayers. Yes, Publix will be open on New Year's Day 2022, but with limited hours.

Open early, but not hanging late

Publix will be open bright and early for all of you maybe not-so-bright, but definitely early shoppers, according to Romper. The outlet reports you can expect the chain to open at 7 a.m. on New Year's Day 2022, although an advance call to your favorite Publix store is recommended, as the hours may vary by location. In an effort to help you ring in the new year just right, the friendly Publix people will be ready and able to help you find what you need for that fresh start to your day, football fun, or celebratory brunch. (And if you're hitting the store to stock up on brunch essentials, also keep in mind that frozen hash browns have made the list of items limited by Publix, as are frozen pie shells, half-and-half, and many cooking oils. This is due, of course, to the dreaded supply chain issues that are the topic of plenty of holiday crab-fests, shares First Coast News.)

Another important thing to note about its holiday hours: though Publix will be open early on New Year's Day, it won't be hanging late. Romper reports the stores are scheduled to close at 7 p.m., so keep that in mind as you plan your shopping day.