What’s Open, Closed New Year’s Day 2021 In Marlborough

MARLBOROUGH, MA — On New Year’s Day, Marlborough residents will leave behind a year marked by unprecedented hardship and challenges. After spending much of the year navigating the once-in-a-lifetime coronavirus pandemic, many will no doubt welcome 2021 with open arms.

As we ring in the new year in our town, many local facilities and government offices will take the day off to recognize the start of the new year.

Here’s a look at what’s open and closed in Marlborough on New Year’s:

  • City government: All Marlborough city offices are closed to the public, but city employees will be off on Jan. 1, except essential workers like police and firefighters.

  • Marlborough Public Library: The library is closed to the public, including on Jan. 1.

  • Public transit: There will be no MWRTA bus service on Jan. 1; MBTA commuter rail trains are on a weekend schedule, and the entire Worcester-Framingham line is being reduced due to employee shortages.

However, if you’re hoping to step out for some socially distanced shopping or dining, there are several stores and chain restaurants that will be open on New Year’s Day.

Nearby retailers open

  • Bed, Bath & Beyond: Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods: Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Hobby Lobby: Open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Home Depot: Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  • IKEA: Open regular hours.

  • Kohl’s: Open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

  • Lowe’s: Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Macy’s: Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

  • Marshalls: Open regular hours.

  • PetSmart: Open regular hours.

  • Target: Open regular hours.

  • TJ Maxx: Open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Walgreens: Open regular hours.

  • Walmart: Open regular hours.

Nearby restaurants open

  • Applebee’s

  • Boston Market

  • Buffalo Wild Wings

  • Burger King

  • The Cheesecake Factory

  • Chick-fil-A

  • Chili’s

  • Chipotle

  • Domino’s

  • Dunkin’

  • IHOP

  • KFC

  • McDonald’s

  • Olive Garden

  • Panda Express

  • Panera Bread

  • Sonic

  • Starbucks

  • Subway

  • Taco Bell

  • Wahlburgers

Given the coronavirus pandemic and changing business restrictions in some states, we would encourage you to call ahead to confirm hours at any of these retailers or restaurants.

This article originally appeared on the Marlborough Patch