What's open, closed New Year's Day in Whatcom County


Most larger retailers and restaurants will be open Wednesday, Jan. 1, but many small businesses will be closed for New Year's Day.

Government offices and most services will be closed Wednesday. Public schools and local colleges remain on holiday break.

Here is the status of some common places for Jan. 1. If you're in doubt about the status of a business, call ahead.


Haggen: Regular hours.

The Markets, Cost Cutter, Food Pavilion: Regular hours.

Albertson's: Regular hours.

Fred Meyer: Regular hours.

Safeway: Regular hours.

Winco: Regular hours.

Community Food Co-op: Stores open 10 a.m.

Trader Joe's: Closed New Year's Day.

Everybody's Store: Regular hours.

Terra Organica: Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Whatcom County offices: Closed.

Bellingham city offices: Closed.

Bellingham parking meters: Not enforced.

Whatcom County Library System and bookmobile: Closed.

Bellingham Public Library: Closed.

Banks: Closed, but most online banking will be available.

U.S. Postal Service: Closed; no mail delivery.

Garbage: SSC and Nooksack Valley Disposal will pick up trash as scheduled Wednesday; trucks might be earlier than normal. SSC office closed.

Whatcom Transportation Authority: No buses running Wednesday.

The Bellingham Herald: Customer service is available by phone, 360-676-2660, from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Offices closed.

Opportunity Council: Closed.

Boys & Girls Club: Closed.


Bellis Fair: Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Some stores with outside entrances might have longer hours.

Retail stores: Most open, but some smaller stores will be closed. Call ahead to confirm.

Restaurants: Most open Wednesday. Call ahead.


Casinos: Open.

Movie theaters: Open.

Whatcom Museum: Closed.

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