Jan. 1 is unlike every other Tuesday in 2019. Your bank will probably be closed, but you can go bowling with booze in Minneapolis in the morning.
New Year's Day is a strange one if you're looking for things to do, or if you're simply trying to go about your normal Tuesday.
Here's a (noncomprehensive) guide to what's open and what isn't for the first day of 2019.
It's a federal holiday, so no mail delivery.
Post offices are closed, too. So are Department of Motor Vehicles locations; renewing your tabs will have to wait. In general, if it's a government-run operation, expect it to be shuttered Jan. 1.
Most banks and credit unions follow this holiday schedule too, so it's best to just hit an ATM or use a mobile banking app if you can.
Start your year outdoors.
The Department of Natural Resources is leading First Day Hike events Jan. 1 at 11 state parks across Minnesota.
This family-friendly New Year's Day option is free; you only need a vehicle permit to drive into the park.
Brunch options abound.
Some restaurants open early New Year's Day and have special brunch menus. Minneapolis' tourism organization has a list of spots open across the city.
Metro Transit service will be limited.
All Metro Transit buses and the Blue, Green and Red lines will follow their holiday schedules New Year's Day.
The Northstar commuter rail line will not run Jan. 1.
And if you happen to be feeling unwell in the morning...
The Parkway Theater in Minneapolis is screening "The Hangover" — and serving bloody marys, mimosas and coffee.