Are any major department stores open on New Year's Day?

Open On New Year's Day :

Almost all major department stores are open on New Year's Day (as opposed to Christmas/Thanksgiving where nearly all major dept stores are closed)

Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Kroger's and Kohl's retail stores are all examples of stores that will be open on New Year's Day.

In the United States, Costco is closed on the following holidays (most other major retailers stay open on all of these dates)

New Year's Day

Easter

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Thanksgiving

Christmas

This Year:

In 2011 almost all stores will be open on New Year's, simply go to the website of your desired store and click on the store locator to find out the hours of your local retail store:

Examples:

Target.com

Macys.com

BestBuy.com

walmart.com