New Year’s Day: what’s open, what’s closed on January 1st? Banks, mail, shops, trash cans, more

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New Years Day is a federal holiday marking the first day of the calendar year. January 1, 2022, falls on a Saturday.

Many Americans are stepping out to celebrate New Years Eve, but events are still affected by the Covid-19 pandemic as the omicron variant has fueled an increase in cases nationwide. Times Square in New York will allow smaller crowds than in the past, and all NYE attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask.

Find out what’s open and what’s closed on New Years Day 2022:

Are the banks open on New Years?

No, the banks are closed on Saturdays.

Is the stock exchange open on New Years?

No, the financial markets are closed on Saturdays.

Are government offices open on New Years Day?

City, county, state and federal offices are closed on Saturday.

Are post offices open on New Years? Is there a courier delivery?

U.S. Post Offices are closed on Saturdays and there will be no courier delivery.

Is parking free on New Years?

Parking at all meters in downtown Syracuse will be free on Saturday.

Are the restaurants and shops open? Will the malls have regular hours?

Some restaurants and shops are closed on Saturdays or operate at reduced hours; some will also close early on New Year’s Eve Friday. Call ahead or visit their websites.

Destiny USA will close at 6 p.m. Friday and offer a free New Years Eve fireworks display at 7:30 a.m. for viewers in the parking lots of the Syracuse Mall and Embassy Suites. Destiny USA will reopen Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Is Walmart open on New Years Day? Is Target open on New Years Day? Is Wegmans open?

Yes, yes and yes. Walmart, Target, and Wegmans will be open Saturdays with regular hours in most locations. Target will close at 9 p.m. on New Years Eve and Wegmans will close at 8 a.m. on New York Day; Walmart will be open Friday during regular hours.

Other stores open on Saturday include BJ’s, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Home Depot, Family Dollar, Lowe’s, Nichols Supermarket in Liverpool, Price Chopper and Tops. Some locations may close early on New Year’s Eve Friday.

Grocery stores closed on Saturday include Aldi, Costco, Sam’s Club, and Trader Joe’s.

Are pharmacies open?

Most pharmacies are open during regular hours on New Years Day, but some may have reduced hours. Call ahead or visit their website.

Will there be a garbage collection?

Syracuse City garbage pickup will not be affected by the NYE vacations. Other municipal and private carriers may work different hours.

Are libraries open on New Years?

The Onondaga County Central Library and all branches in town are closed on Fridays and Saturdays for New Years holidays. Suburban branch office hours vary; you can check your branch on the county website.

Do the buses run at regular time?

Centro operates on a Sunday and statutory holiday schedule on Saturday and a regular weekday schedule on Friday, but the Centro Transit Hub information kiosk and call center will close at 3 p.m. on Friday. On New Years Day, Centro will not operate the following services: Auburn – Syracuse (138), Oswego – Syracuse (246), Rome and Utica. For more information, call 442-3400 or visit Centro’s website.


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