Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are less than a week away. If you’re looking to jump-start your holiday shopping or just want to kill some time after Thanksgiving dinner, you might want to consider visiting a few stores. However, chances are your favorite retailer won’t be open on Thanksgiving.
If your main goal is to eliminate some early purchases, you should be able to achieve this easily. Retailers like Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Apple and more already have online Black Friday deals available. So if your goal is to get the best price on gifts, you’re probably better off looking online.
That being said, you may still want (or need) to tackle in-store shopping. But be warned, if you’re planning on shopping on Thanksgiving, you may be disappointed. All stores below have confirmed that they will not be open this year.
Read on to find out which stores will be closed and which will be open on Thanksgiving Day. To learn more, learn whether in-store or online Black Friday deals are better and how to avoid Black Friday scams.
Stores closed on Thanksgiving Day
You can expect most retail stores to be closed on Thanksgiving Day. The holiday shopping season is traditionally a busy time for retailers, and it only seems right to give employees some time off, especially before Black Friday. Following a trend that has been observed for several years, major retailers will close their stores on Thanksgiving Day. Here are some of the most important closures to keep in mind:
- Best offer
- Sam’s club
- Dick’s Sporting Goods (Closed 2022)
- Apple Stores (closed 2022)
- Home warehouse
- TJ Maxx (closed in 2022)
- Ulta (closed 2022)
- Michaels (closed 2022)
Stores open on Thanksgiving Day
Some stores will still be open on Thanksgiving Day, but it is expected that hours will be shortened. Thanksgiving Day hours will likely vary by store, so it’s best to check your location’s hours before making your trip. Here are some of the stores that will be open on Thanksgiving:
- Whole foods
- CVS (open 2022)
- Dollar general
For more information, learn how to keep gifts you buy on Amazon a secret and all the returns policies you need to know if you’re shopping on Black Friday this year.