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Stores open and closed on Thanksgiving Day

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Normally, this is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family, gorging on a wonderful feast then relaxing by the TV, watching football and dozing in and out of that turkey coma for the rest of the evening.

Obviously, things are going to be a little different this year due to the pandemic. Tap or click here to find out how to host the perfect virtual Thanksgiving. Even though you might not be able to have the traditional family feast, you may still want to get out and do some Black Friday shopping in person.

But is that even possible? Are stores going to be open? We’ve got the answers you’re looking for. Here is a list of stores that will be open or closed on Thanksgiving.

Stores that won’t be open on Thanksgiving

If you are one of the people who doesn’t mind getting out and doing some shopping on Thanksgiving, there will be plenty of open retailers for you to get your fix. But many stores have decided to remain closed on Thanksgiving.

Here’s a list of stores that will not be open Thursday:

  • Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • BJ’s
  • Boscov’s
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Foot Locker
  • Forever 21
  • GameStop
  • The Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • JCPenney
  • Kohl’s
  • Lamps Plus
  • Macy’s
  • Marshalls
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax
  • REI
  • Simon Property Group
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Ulta
  • Under Armour
  • The Outlet Resource Group 
  • White House Black Market
  • Walmart
  • Williams-Sonoma

Retailers open on Thanksgiving

  • Kmart – opening at 6 a.m. (all times eastern)
  • JCPenney – opening at 2 p.m.
  • Bed Bath and Beyond – opening at 5 p.m.
  • Best Buy – opening at 5 p.m.
  • Kohl’s – opening at 5 p.m.
  • Macy’s – opening at 5 p.m.
  • Target – opening at 5 p.m.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods – opening at 6 p.m.
  • Michael’s – opening at 6 p.m.
  • Sears – opening at 6 p.m.
  • Walmart – opening at 6 p.m., but check local hours through the store locator

Grocery and drug stores open on Thanksgiving (check local hours)

  • Albertsons
  • CVS
  • Food Lion
  • Fresh Market
  • Giant Eagle
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kroger
  • Meijer
  • Safeway
  • Save A Lot
  • Walgreens

There it is, that’s the list. Whether you decide to stay home this special day or make your way to the stores, remember: have fun and Happy Thanksgiving!

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