Is Costco Open On New Year's Day 2022?

It's New Year's Eve, and you've gone to a big party to dance, drink, eat and watch the ball drop at the strike of midnight. 2021 is behind us and you're ready to turn the calendar over to a shiny new year full of opportunities and possibilities.

The next morning, you wake up — or maybe it's noon, so not quite "morning" — and as you debate the best way to launch this fresh new year, you may consider running some errands, such as stocking up the pantry with good wholesome food and lots of it at your nearest membership-only warehouse, known for everything in big quantities. Maybe Costco has been on your list of places to go for a few weeks now, but with the madness of the holidays, you kept putting off your visit.

However, before you get dressed and plan the fastest route to your nearest Costco, you might want to check — is Costco open on New Year's Day?

It's time to relax (and hold off on stocking up) on January 1

You'll be happy you asked yourself before getting excited about all the bulk-sized foods or toilet paper or cases of beer that you planned to buy — because according to Costco themselves, they are closed on New Year's Day, just like on Christmas Day. Let's be real, working in retail is demanding and hard work, especially during the holiday season. Costco employees need these days to rest and have time for themselves, too.

Note that if you feel like braving crowds comprised of people who are likely stocking up on last minute items for their New Year's Eve party, Costco is open on December 31 ... but you'll want to double check their website for store hours. Otherwise, you'll have to wait until January 2 before rushing over to browse the aisles and stock up on whatever you're lacking in your pantry. 

So, now that you know you won't be visiting Costco on January 1, 2022, you can get back in bed, go for a walk in the woods, call up a friend you haven't talked to in a while, or make other plans. Needing a cup of joe? You're in luck, because many Starbucks locations are open on New Year's Day.