Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY
Published 12:01 a.m. ET Dec. 31, 2020
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Many of the nation’s grocery stores – including Trader Joe’s, Costco and Publix – will close hours before the ball drops New Year’s Eve. Others stores follow regular hours Thursday or close a few hours earlier.
Stores are expected to be crowded Thursday as more people are expected to celebrate at home. Many restaurants also will have special hours Thursday.
According to a survey of 1,000 consumers by Suzy, a real-time market research platform, 84% of American adults say they plan to stay home New Year’s Eve.
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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, 33% of those surveyed said their plans are vastly different from last year. Expect some stores to require masks and limit the number of shoppers allowed inside.
Drugstore chains including CVS and Walgreens will be open Thursday and Friday along with many of the nation’s convenience stores.
To help plan your last-minute shopping down to the minute, here are New Year’s Eve hours for grocers.
New Year’s Eve grocery store hours
Hours can vary by location and not all stores have posted holiday hours.