Costco is closed for seven major holidays in the United States. Those holidays are New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
This may be the most useful post I’ve made so far this year. At least for me, since nearly every week I shop at Costco for my office supplies and other items. I was at Costco Wholesale today in Marina del Rey and noticed a new sign at the front entrance. I thought I’d snap a pic and share it.
For 2012, the only holiday that has passed so far is New Year’s Day. My first question when looking at the sign was when is Easter Sunday? A quick search online and I found this year Easter Sunday is on Sunday, April 8, 2012 (in the USA).
Here’s a bullet list of all the Costco holiday closures along with dates for 2012.
- New Year’s Day – January 1, 2012
- Easter – Sunday, April 8, 2012
- Memorial Day – Monday, May 28, 2012
- Independence Day – July 4, 2012 (a.k.a. Fourth of July)
- Labor Day – Monday, September 3, 2012
- Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 22, 2012
- Christmas Day – Tuesday, December 25, 2012
The Memorial Day holiday and the Labor Day holiday are always on Mondays, and in the US, Thanksgiving Day is always on a Thursday. This year Independence Day (4th of July) is on a Wednesday, and hopefully I’ll remember to avoid the crowds at Costco on the days before the Fourth of July.
Christmas is on a Tuesday in 2012, so you can only imagine that all Costco Wholesale warehouses open worldwide, are going to be as busy as ever on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before Christmas. Having shopped at Costco nearly 2 decades now, I’ve discovered it’s part science and part luck, to avoid crowds while shopping.
While I’m at it, here’s the list of Costco Wholesale 2013 closed holiday dates.
- New Year’s Day – Tuesday, January 1, 2013
- Easter – Sunday, March 31, 2013
- Memorial Day – Monday, May 27, 2013
- Independence Day – Thursday, July 4, 2013
- Labor Day – Monday, September 2, 2013
- Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 28, 2013
- Christmas Day – Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Hope you found this helpful, have a great day!