Costco is CLOSED on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013)

December 29th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Are you having a big party to ring in the new year?  Maybe you were planning on stocking your liquor cabinet and fridge with goodies from Costco?  If so, you need to get over there sooner rather than later, as in by Monday afternoon.  Costco is closing early Monday, December 31, anywhere from 4 pm to  6 pm (depending on where you live) for New Year’s Eve and will be CLOSED on Tuesday, January 1, for New Year’s Day too.  Of course, they are opening a half hour early too at 9 am instead of 9:30 am.  However, if you’ve been putting off shopping for your New Year’s Eve party, you don’t have much longer to procrastinate.  You need to get all of your last minute shopping done for your festivities or for a special New Year’s Day meal in the next couple of days.  And don’t worry, Costco will be well stocked for all of the New Year’s party shoppers with lots and lots of champagne!

  • New Year’s Eve: Monday, December 31, 2012:
    • All US stores open 9 am to 6 pm
    • All Canada and Australia stores open 9 am to 5 pm;
    • All UK stores open 9 am to 4 pm.
    • All Japan stores open 10 am to 6 pm.
  • New Year’s Day: Tuesday, January 1, 2013:
    • All US, Canada, Australia, UK and Korea stores CLOSED.
    • All Japan stores open 10 am to 6 pm.
  • January 2, 2013:
    • All Scottish stores CLOSED; all stores in England and Wales are open as normal.

That’s a complicated bunch of opening and closing times, but hopefully it is clear to everyone when the stores near them are operating over the holidays.  I’m not sure what the holiday hours or closures are for Mexico or Taiwan because they aren’t listed on their websites.

Costco will resume their normal operating hours on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 (unless you live in Scotland)!  Have a safe & festive New Year’s everyone!


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6 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 Fiona // 2013.01.02 at 8:50 am

    Hiya, any ideas if there’s the latest coupons booklet for Costco UK yet? Think the last one I’ve seen ended on 16 Dec 2012… thanks!

    • 2 Kimberly // 2013.01.04 at 6:00 am

      @Fiona – I haven’t seen anything about a new Costco UK coupon book yet. Since they always start on Monday, I’m hoping/guessing that means there will be one starting this coming Monday.

      • 3 Fiona // 2013.01.05 at 7:23 pm

        Hi Kimberly, I went to my local Costco today and the staff were giving out the Jan coupon booklet at the door, valid between 2 Jan – 13 Jan 2013! Seems like they didn’t bother to send these out to members by post or even putting it on their website!

  2. 4 Mary // 2012.12.31 at 7:32 am

    My warehouse will close at 5pm. Always has on Xmas eve & New years eve.

    -26 year employee

  3. 5 Marian Anderson // 2012.12.30 at 4:01 pm

    I believe your store will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. NOT 2012 Right.???

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