These Stores Will NOT Open On Thanksgiving Day

  • These still will not be opening on Thanksgiving Day this year.
  • Each year, more and more stores are closing down for the day so that employees can spend the day with family and friends.
  • However, there are still many major retailers that decide to remain open all day.


Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It’s already October, which means the official month of the beginning of the holiday season is upon us. It’s become pretty standard that some retailers are open with special hours on Thanksgiving Day. Back in the day, everything used to be closed on holidays, but I think we may be heading in the same direction once more!

Listed below are different major retailers that will be completely closed for business on Thanksgiving Day. According to FOX59, there are actually several retailers that plan to close for Thanksgiving so that their employees may spend time with their families. Here are the following stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day!

Stores that will NOT open on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving dinner / Wikipedia

As of October 31st, 2019, according to BestBlackFriday:

  • Army and Airforce Exchange Service
  • A.C. Moore – (some stores open for Black Friday at 5 a.m.)
  • Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Ann Taylor
  • BJ’s – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Barnes and Noble – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture (open for Black Friday at 9 a.m.)
  • Burlington Coat Factory (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Fleet Farm – (open for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • Guitar Center – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Half-Price Books
  • Hobby Lobby – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • HomeGoods – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • JO-ANN – (open for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • Lowe’s – (open for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • Marshalls – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Menards
  • Neiman Marcus – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Nordstrom
  • Office Depot (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • OfficeMax (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Petco – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Petsmart
  • REI (closed on Black Friday)
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Staples – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Stein Mart
  • The Container Store
  • T.J.Maxx – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • True Value

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Survey Says

Store closed sign / BestBlackFriday

However, if you’re running short on supplies or food and need to make a quick stop, there are some retailers that will be open! Of course, we’re talking about the grocery stores. Some major stores that WILL be open on Thanksgiving this year include Stop & Shop, Kroger, Hannaford, Shaws, Shoprite, and Whole Foods. If you really need to make an emergency stop, it’s recommended to call ahead of time to know their special hours for that day! conducts a survey, to which 72% of those responding believe that stores should be closed on Thanksgiving. Additionally, 14% planned to shop on Thanksgiving Day and 14% said stores should be open, but did not plan to shop.

Black Friday shopping / Gunnar Rathbun / Invision for Walmart file

It is predicted that because it is still so early in the game, more closed stores are expected to be reported. Last year, CBS Pittsburgh reports that more retailers than ever are staying closed for business on Thanksgiving Day. Check it out!

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