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Enjoy Your Turkey Dinner! Over 90 Stores Will Be CLOSED 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.

Stores closed Thanksgiving 2019

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 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. Ethan Allen
  29. Family Dollar
  30. Fleet Farm
  31. Fred’s Store
  32. Gander Outdoors
  33. Gardner-White Furniture
  34. Golf Galaxy
  35. Guitar Center
  36. H&M
  37. Half Price Books
  38. Harbor Freight Tools
  39. Hobby Lobby
  40. The Home Depot
  41. HomeGoods
  42. Homesense
  43. IKEA
  44. J.Jill
  45. Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
  46. JoS. A. Bank
  47. Lamps Plus
  48. La-Z-Boy (all corporately owned stores)
  49. Lowe’s
  50. Mall of America
  51. Marshalls
  52. Mattress Firm
  53. Menards
  54. Micro Center
  55. Mills Fleet Farm
  56. Music & Arts
  57. Neiman Marcus
  58. Nordstrom
  59. Nordstrom Rack
  60. Northern Tool
  61. Office Depot & OfficeMax
  62. Patagonia
  63. P.C. Richard & Son
  64. Party City (most stores)
  65. PepBoys
  66. Petco
  67. PetSmart
  68. Pet Supplies Plus
  69. Pier 1 Imports
  70. Publix
  71. Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
  72. REI
  73. Sam Ash
  74. Sam’s Club
  75. Sear’s Outlet
  76. Sierra Trading Post
  77. Sportsman’s Warehouse
  78. Sprint (retail stores closed; mall kiosks may be open)
  79. Staples
  80. Stein Mart
  81. Sur La Table
  82. T-Mobile
  83. The Container Store
  84. The Original Mattress Factory
  85. The Paper Store
  86. T.J. Maxx
  87. Tractor Supply Co.
  88. Trollbeads
  89. True Value
  90. Von Maur
  91. 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.


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. DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse (most stores open 5pm-10pm)
  12. Five Below
  13. Fred Meyer
  14. Food Lion
  15. GameStop
  16. Goody’s
  17. Gordman’s
  18. Harris Teeter
  19. H-E-B
  20. JCPenney
  21. Kmart
  22. Kohl’s
  23. Kroger
  24. Lord & Taylor
  25. Macy’s
  26. Meijer
  27. Michaels
  28. Modell’s Sporting Goods
  29. Old Navy
  30. Palais Royal
  31. Randall’s
  32. Rite Aid
  33. Safeway
  34. Sears
  35. Sprouts Farmer’s Market
  36. Stage
  37. Target
  38. ULTA
  39. Walgreens
  40. Walmart
  41. Weis
  42. Wegmans
  43. Whole Foods Market
  44. 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.

Join The Discussion

Comments 33

  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.

      • Candy Tiffany

        Jennifer- you brought up a very good point that many either forget or don’t know. Many of those who have to work on this holiday get paid a premium/ more $ which is I don’t feel so bad for them. It can be worse: no extra holiday pay or have no job at all. Let us be thankful on Thanks Giving for a change.

  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!

    • dylanfan

      They only closed some stores, not all.

  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.

      • MLohr

        Although that takes work away from some that need to be working too! If they are open one less day that’s a day less some employees can count on for hours!

  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

  14. Peaches

    I prefer to shop online on Thanksgiving/Black Friday. Even more so after the incident last year where a young man pulled a gun Thanksgiving night after shots were fired by his “friends” causing a stampede throughout our local mall. He was shot and killed by mall security prompting a month long disaster of activist fueled protests preventing anyone from enjoying shopping at that mall. I am still uneasy going there even during the day despite it being declared a “safe” mall.

  15. Anne

    I use to love working on holidays at a grocery store. I enjoyed the extra pay (was hard for part time people to make overtime/extra money) Also Im thankful for my family all year round so one day a year doesn’t mean much lol.

    • Candy

      Anne- well said! If only more people have your perspective…

    • Shoppingfan

      I work for H-E-B & we are open a few hours but our partners fight to work on Thanksgiving. It’s not a must, you sign up if you want to do it then a schedule is made. We also make sure that food is prepared for them so that when they take a break, they can grab a bite & we also have games on. Most are home by 2:30 at the latest. We are closed on Christmas & Easter!

  16. Jodi P

    The last time I did black friday was about 12 years ago, at Kohl’s, and I spent most of the time having little kids ask me where their mommies were, LOL

  17. shop4mybabies

    i worked retail for a decade and i didn’t mind working holidays and don’t recall any of my co workers complaining, we always volunteered for the most part because holiday pay is awesome…but also many people do not celebrate the same holidays as you…so working thanksgiving for some, may not be the issue it is for you…

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