Update: March 24, 2020: If you find yourself in a dire, missing ingredient situation on Easter Sunday and need to run out and grab a thing or two keep in mind that Costco is not open on the holiday.
According to their site, Costco locations are not open at all on Easter Sunday, so don’t bank on hitting up the wholesale club for your last minute needs. If you don’t believe me, you can triple check the hours of your closest Costco online to be extra certain.
Update: November 8, 2019: Listen to me friends, and listen to me good. This is the last Costco holiday hours update for 2019!
…Aaand it is to confirm that Costco is not open on Thanksgiving this year, nor is it open on Christmas. Stores will be open, though, the day after each of those holidays from about 9:00 a.m. through 8:30 p.m. Stock up now, y’all.
Update: August 21, 2019: Well. I’m sorry to tell you guys this as I know we’ve been through a lot together, but, yeah, no, Costco is not open on Labor Day this year. The store will be open on Sunday, September 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., so if you have pre-Labor Day essentials to pick up, that’s when you’ll have to do it. May the odds be ever in your favor!!!
Update: July 2, 2019: Eagle-eyed readers will already know this (and those who are good with context clues might already suspect it as well), but Costco will be closed this year on the Fourth of July. In fact, Costco is never open on the Fourth of July! So, yes, this year, it will also not be open on the Fourth of July!
You may be devastated, but let’s take a moment to give credit where credit is due: Your favorite wholesale mega-store is nothing if not consistent.
Anyway, July 3rd store hours should remain unaffected, nor will July 5th’s store hours vary from the usual, but I repeat: Costco. Isn’t. Open. On. The. Fourth. Of. July.
Update: May 1, 2019: Like Easter before it, Memorial Day will be another holiday observed by Costco, you guys. The wholesale giant will be closed on Monday of that long weekend.
That said, there are plenty of ways to stock yourself up with Costco necessities ahead of the festivities. The most obvious of which is to buy this pizza and beer pool float combo pack, which should probably be had by anyone who’s going anywhere near a body of water this Memorial Day. If that doesn’t feel like enough, how does this entire family pool with a built-in slide feel?
If your plans don’t involve a pool, be sure to get yourself a gigantic pack of red meat and some corresponding buns. That ought to do the trick. But anyway! Let’s be sure to chat again ahead of Labor Day. Maybe I’ll have better news for you then.
Original post, April 21, 2019: I hate to tell you, friends, but Costco will not be open on Easter Sunday this year. It’s horrible, no good, just truly, especially awful news…but not entirely surprising news, as the big box retailer historically closes for the holiday, and yet, it still comes as a blow.
That said, Costco will be open the day before Easter from 9:30 AM to 7:00 PM, so there will be plenty of time to stock up on last-minute Costco essentials before April 21st (might I suggest this adorable “Happy Easter Purple Basket,” for one?). They also already have plenty of Easter-themed goodies available online for you to buy whenever.
If you’re enough of a planner to be concerned now about what stores are and aren’t open for a holiday coming at the end of next month, you’d probably interested in Costco holiday closures for the rest of the year, no? So while I have you, I’ll just tell you that it’s looking like Costco will likely be closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas in 2020.
Do you want to knock off the next few years while you’re here, too? In 2021, Costco—OK, no. We’re not going to do this now. I need it to be warm outside before I can even begin to think about things like next year’s Easter. I’ll see you next year.