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Stores That Will Be Open or Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2019

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Thanksgiving 2019 is coming! 🦃

So long are the days when families gather around the table enjoying a juicy Thanksgiving turkey and all the yummy sides. Thanksgiving Day has since become one of the biggest shopping days of the year at many retailers – both online and in-stores. The Black Friday shopping madness starts earlier and earlier every year.

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If you’re planning to do some shopping on Thanksgiving Day, we’ve compiled a list of stores and retailers that will be open or closed on Thursday, November 28th, 2019. See if your store is on the list.

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These stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day:

  1. Albertsons
  2. Bass Pro Shops
  3. Beall’s
  4. Belk
  5. Best Buy
  6. Boscov’s
  7. Cabela’s
  8. CVS
  9. Dick’s Sporting Goods
  10. Dollar General
  11. Five Below
  12. Fred Meyer
  13. Food Lion
  14. GameStop
  15. Goody’s
  16. Gordman’s
  17. Harris Teeter
  18. H-E-B
  19. JCPenney
  20. Kmart
  21. Kohl’s
  22. Kroger
  23. Lord & Taylor
  24. Macy’s
  25. Meijer
  26. Michaels
  27. Modell’s Sporting Goods
  28. Old Navy
  29. Palais Royal
  30. Randall’s
  31. Rite Aid
  32. Safeway
  33. Sears
  34. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
  35. Stage
  36. Target
  37. ULTA
  38. Walgreens
  39. Walmart
  40. Weis
  41. Wegmans
  42. Whole Foods Market
  43. Winn-Dixie

Note: Note that several of these stores may have limited hours on Thanksgiving Day. Be sure to call your local store to verify holiday hours.


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These stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day:

  1. Abt Electronics
  2. Academy Sports + Outdoors
  3. A.C. Moore
  4. Ace Hardware
  5. Acme Tools
  6. ALDI
  7. Allen Edmonds
  8. American Girl
  9. AT&T (company-owned stores)
  10. At Home
  11. Barnes & Noble
  12. Bed Bath & Beyond
  13. Big 5 Sporting Goods
  14. BJ’s Wholesale Club
  15. Blain’s Farm and Fleet
  16. Bloomingdale’s
  17. Bob’s Discount Furniture
  18. Burlington
  19. Campmor
  20. Christmas Tree Shops
  21. Christopher & Banks
  22. Cost Plus World Market
  23. Costco
  24. Craft Warehouse
  25. Crate and Barrel
  26. Dillard’s
  27. Dress Barn (most stores)
  28. DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
  29. Ethan Allen
  30. Family Dollar
  31. Fleet Farm
  32. Fred’s Store
  33. Gander Outdoors
  34. Gardner-White Furniture
  35. Golf Galaxy
  36. Guitar Center
  37. H&M
  38. Half Price Books
  39. Harbor Freight Tools
  40. Hobby Lobby
  41. The Home Depot
  42. HomeGoods
  43. Homesense
  44. IKEA
  45. J.Jill
  46. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
  47. JoS. A. Bank
  48. Lamps Plus
  49. La-Z-Boy (all corporately owned stores)
  50. Lowe’s
  51. Mall of America
  52. Marshalls
  53. Mattress Firm
  54. Menards
  55. Micro Center
  56. Mills Fleet Farm
  57. Music & Arts
  58. Neiman Marcus
  59. Nordstrom
  60. Nordstrom Rack
  61. Northern Tool
  62. Office Depot & OfficeMax
  63. Patagonia
  64. P.C. Richard & Son
  65. Party City (most stores)
  66. PepBoys
  67. Petco
  68. PetSmart
  69. Pet Supplies Plus
  70. Pier 1 Imports
  71. Publix
  72. Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
  73. REI
  74. Sam Ash
  75. Sam’s Club
  76. Sear’s Outlet
  77. Sierra Trading Post
  78. Sportsman’s Warehouse
  79. Sprint (retail stores closed; mall kiosks may be open)
  80. Staples
  81. Stein Mart
  82. Sur La Table
  83. T-Mobile
  84. The Container Store
  85. The Original Mattress Factory
  86. The Paper Store
  87. T.J. Maxx
  88. Tractor Supply Co.
  89. Trollbeads
  90. True Value
  91. Von Maur
  92. West Marine

Note: Note that several of these stores were closed on Thanksgiving Day in 2018 but have not officially announced their 2019 holiday plans yet. We’ll update this list as we know more.


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Comments 24

  1. Melissa

    Michaels is listed in both lists.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks, Melissa! It appears they WILL be open. The post has been updated!

    • CM

      Totally agree!

    • Marie

      I agree Jodi! I worked retail for years, and my daughter now works retail putting herself through college. I used to love Black Friday shopping, but I feel bad for anyone that misses or has to rush through the holiday to go to work, so I no longer shop Thanksgiving. Last year was so difficult trying to accommodate schedules for my daughter and her boyfriend who both had to work. 🙁

      • dblD amber

        Agree, my mother in law is HR at Walmart and she is required to work Thanksgiving day, wasnt always the case until the past few years. It was so difficult to get together last year. This years it will be the same, her having to work, so instead we are taking the mids to wilderness resort in Wisconsin dells.

  2. Sara

    Aldi will be closed on Thanksgiving.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks so much for the heads up, Sara! That has been added!

  3. Jodi P

    I feel bad for the employees. I worked retail for years. I do myself and everyone else a favor by not shopping at all thanksgiving weekend. There will be more sales before christmas.

    • Jennifer

      When I worked retail people fought for the actually Thanksgiving day hours for the holiday pay.

  4. Cheri

    Can you do a list of restaurants/fast food?

  5. Happy Aunt

    I noticed Shopko is listed as being open on Thanksgiving….oh how I wish it were true!! They closed all of their stores this spring and I miss them terribly!

  6. Emily

    I don’t mind stores being open on thanksgiving if it’s later in the evening after Thanksgiving activities start to wrap up.
    I am not leaving Turkey on the Table at noon to go shopping, though. 🙂

    • Beth

      The problem with opening at all on Thanksgiving- even if it were say, something like 6:00pm- is that it still requires employees to come in to set the store up hours in advance. The merchandise has to be set out, cash drawers have to be prepped- there is tons of work that goes into a store opening. It’s just not as simple as unlocking a door. It’s awful that stores are doing this. BRAVO! to the ones that are closed. There will be plenty of special deals to be had on other days. Let’s leave Thanksgiving alone.

  7. Diana

    Gander Mountain went bankrupt in 2018. If you are referring to Gander Outdoors….they are closed on Thanksgiving.

  8. Tawana

    I will be shopping online. Do not go out to the stores on Thanksgiving or Friday.

  9. Cassie

    I love that grocery stores stay open for a few hours on Thanksgiving. I always forget something, LOL, and my husband (with a smile on his face but an eyeroll out the door) is always the helper to run and get the random ingredient that didn’t make it onto my 10 lists. 😛

    I don’t think stores being open on Thanksgiving is a bad thing re: retail employees. I grew up in a medical household and my mom, dad, aunt, or sister always worked holidays at the hospital. You know applying for the job at a large retailer that work on Thanksgiving would be a possibility. Just my point of view!

    • Beth

      But…..if people wouldn’t shop on Thanksgiving, the stores wouldn’t need the employees. It’s only because of consumer demand that the stores are open. They don’t want to miss making a sale.

  10. Becky Smithwick

    Its a shame people who work retail have to work on Thanksgiving; it is supposed to be a family holiday. Greed is what it is all about. Hospitals, police/fire departments etc are necessary to be open but retail is nothing but greed!

  11. Jw206

    My store is open and I’m glad. The amount of extra payroll hours we get is based off of sales. So please, come shop! Just be nice 😉

  12. Amazon

    Amazon warehouses are also open on Thanksgiving. You may be able to shop in a physical store but everyone has to work. The only full day they’re closed is on Christmas Day, but it’s up to Management what hours they want everyone to work.

  13. Sharon

    DSW was open last year on Thanksgiving and will probably be open again this year

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