These Retailers Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2020

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Thanksgiving 2020 is on the horizon! 

With the recent announcement that Walmart and Target Stores will not be open on Thanksgiving Day this year, other major retailers are following suit.

Best Buy, Kohl’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods have also announced that they will not be open for Thanksgiving shopping.

In order to help you make your Black Friday plans – whatever Black Friday may look like to you this year – we’re compiling a list of stores and retailers that will be closed on Thursday, November 26th, 2020.

Be sure to bookmark this post and keep checking back to see the updated list.

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These stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day:

  1. Academy Sports + Outdoors

  2. Bath & Body Works

  3. Bed Bath & Beyond

  4. Belk

  5. Best Buy

  6. BJ’s Wholesale Club

  7. Boscov’s

  8. Burlington

  9. buybuy BABY

  10. Christmas Tree Shops

  11. Costco

  12. Cost Plus World Market

  13. Dick’s Sporting Goods

  14. Foot Locker

  15. Game Stop

  16. Harmon Face Values

  17. Home Depot

  18. JCPenney

  19. Kohl’s

  20. Macy’s

  21. Michaels

  22. Office Depot/Office Max

  23. Old Navy

  24. REI

  25. Sam’s Club

  26. Target

  27. Ulta Beauty

  28. Under Armour

  29. Walmart

  30. Williams Sonoma

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Comments 29

  1. polishpotatopancake

    I love it! Even if it’s PR dressed up as concern for employees, the employees get to spend the day with their families in the end. I do, however, feel bad for those who were depending on the holiday pay and won’t be getting it.

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  3. JeremyBramwell

    I love the closing for Thanksgiving. Everyone needs the break.

  4. Lee

    I’m bummed that this Black Friday is going to be a bust, which is why they are not opening on Friday, but not the least bit sorry about this. Seems strong that economics are driving this decision. But this end result is good. I love Black Friday shopping but even I never WANTED to go out on Thursday. I don’t know why that became a thing, but hopefully it ends for good now.

  5. teresa

    Love that they are closed on Thanksgiving again! Black Friday was much more fun when it started early on Friday and Employees need Holiday time with their family’s too .

  6. happyrunner

    We needed this reset, because eventually Black Friday was going to start the Monday before Thanksgiving!! It just kept getting sooner and sooner! Haha 😀

  7. Peaches

    So happy to see this happening although I suspect next year will be back to open on Thanksgiving. I remember when stores didn’t open until 5 or 6 Am on Friday and everywhere had great doorbusters.

  8. Mary

    Thrilled about this! I stopped shopping ‘Black Friday’ when it changed to Thursday. I’ve got great memories of getting up pre-dawn with friends to hit the stores and thankfully, I never *needed* anything worth throwing a punch over. For us, it was just fun to be a part of it all. Get a good deal here and there, come across something interesting. I actually praised stores that decided to NOT open on Thanksgiving. While there are not truly any positives to COVID, I do appreciate people being outside more with their family, slowing down and generally appreciating more, I’ll add this to that list. Sadly, the great almighty dollar will bring back the nonsense next year.

  9. Rebecca B

    I agree! I loved when Black Friday started at 3am and there were not a lot of kids around. Don’t get me wrong I love kids I have 6 myself but when parents let there kids run wild all over the mall all night on Black Friday and they aren’t even teenagers yet it drives me nuts!

  10. cidadams

    I agree with everyone!

  11. runnergirl838

    So excited to see this! A return to simpler times that I have come to really appreciate! So thankful that the employees get to spend the holidays with their loved ones – everyone needs a break! Praying this will continue!

  12. Laura Canitz

    Thanksgiving was time and half, so this is a money saver for these stores. Last year saw a bigger percentage who went online than in the stores. This keeps people at home with their families, not out fighting over a $10 toaster.

    • Evie

      Most of the full time workers get paid for the day and choose to stay home!
      The part time and seasonal workers do not make time and 1/2. Just regular wages! Nothing new in these stores. The same lame merchandise they pass around for the past few years!

      • Angibaby77

        That’s definitely not true. Target you have to work and they won’t hire you unless you can work those days. Also, time and a half everyone got there. I know people do at Meijer too. There are a lot of places that do time and a half because that’s how they get their seasonal employees are the perks and usually extra pay

  13. C

    While I feel this is an economic move so they don’t have to pay employees holiday pay, I think it’s a good thing they’re moving away from Thursday openings (I used think it was awful for employees until I talked to some and they said they wanted to work due to the extra pay….. I think they should be paid extra on Black Friday as well!! What a nightmare)… I wonder if there will even be in store sales this year as it’s assumed the pandemic will still be on (maybe pickup orders only?)

    • Jodi P

      I’ve read that stores, especially walmart, will be having a lot more online deals for black friday, and the whole xmas season.

  14. Patti Grindle

    I am super happy they decided to close. What is really is Sad that it took this Pandemic to make it happen!

  15. Sue

    Glad to see it. Finally!

  16. Leslie

    I work at Kohls and I was sad to see this….though I am not surprised. We don’t need to be packing the stores during a pandemic.

    But working on Thanksgiving night is so much fun. I have thanksgiving with my family early and then the atmosphere working on Thanksgiving is so exciting and fun. PLUS the pay is amazing.

    Kohls always gives us the option to work on thanksgiving. We are not required to. Those who don’t want to work on thanksgiving night are asked to work on Black friday. But many of us like to come on Thanksgiving night. As I said, it is really fun.

    • Annie

      Not sure what Kohl’s you worked at but it was mandatory to work at our store. I was assigned a shift as line monitor on Thanksgiving plus work on Black Friday. Sorry for the minimum wage they paid…I quit.

  17. SandiMc

    I love this! Black Friday was fun when it really was Black Friday!

  18. Michelle

    I love that they are giving this day off for employers to spend with family and friends. It took the fun out of “Black Friday” when they started on Thanksgiving day

  19. Tina Jespersen

    At least something good has come out of 2020!!

  20. Katiria

    It’s about TIME!
    -so glad they are going to allow families to actually spend a holiday together

  21. Evie

    They should really consider paying double time for the weekends. Most employees do not show up on the weekends. I used to hate working weekends for these reasons.

  22. Mika

    This isn’t a reset. They’ll go back to opening stores on Thanksgiving day next year. The stores are closed this year but will their warehouses also be closed? Someone has to fulfill all those online orders for all the online deals that will replace the in store deals.

  23. M

    that’s nice

  24. Jackolyn P Karaiseky

    That is great I hope more stores close on Thanksgiving and Christmas it is a bad time for some that need family around. It is time to make memories good or bad you have control over your memories . But children need thier family on these days. Cooperate greed has taken the fun out of holidays its time not to shop stores that stay open that day and in the next year we may pay a little more but God will bless us for it

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