These Are the Stores That Are Open and Closed on Thanksgiving

Need to pick something up on turkey day? These are the stores that have you covered.

For some, Thanksgiving day is not only a celebration of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes and cherishing time with our loved ones. It can also mark the day people commence Black Friday shopping.

It’s the controversy that takes place every year—should stores be open on the national holiday? While some are eager to start their shopping and access some amazing Black Friday deals ASAP, others enjoy sticking to their classic Thanksgiving traditions.

Nonetheless, grocery stores that remain open can be helpful for cooks who forget or run out of one or multiple ingredients. Some guests may also need to pick up a last-minute dish or dessert. No matter the reason, grocery stores that are open on Thanksgiving can help make or break some holiday meal essentials. Bonus: If you don’t know where to start or are worried you’ll forget a side dish on your Thanksgiving menu, our Thanksgiving shopping list may do the trick.

Whether you’re looking for grocery stores that can help add to any Thanksgiving meal or to kick off your holiday shopping before the chaos of crowds on Black Friday, these are some of the stores that will officially be open and closed on this year’s turkey day.

Stores That Will Be Open This Thanksgiving

These stores officially offer Thanksgiving hours during this year’s turkey day:

  • Acme
  • Albertsons
  • Big Lots
  • CVS—which is also one of the stores open on Christmas day.
  • Dollar General
  • Family Dollar
  • The Fresh Market
  • Food Lion
  • Giant Food Store
  • Gordmans
  • Harris Teeter
  • H.E.B.
  • Kroger
  • Old Navy
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Ralphs
  • Rite Aid
  • Safeway
  • Save A Lot
  • Sears
  • Sprouts Famers Market
  • Starbucks
  • Stop & Shop
  • Vons
  • Wawa
  • Walgreens
  • Wegmans
  • Whole Foods Market

While all of these stores will be open, hours may vary across stores depending on the area they are in. AKA make sure to check your local store hours.

Stores That Will Be Closed This Thanksgiving

On the other hand, while some large chains remain open this Thanksgiving, here’s a list of stores that will officially be closed on Thanksgiving this year:

  • Aldi
  • Apple
  • At Home
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Costco
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • HomeSense
  • JCPenny
  • Kohl’s
  • Macy’s
  • Marshalls
  • Michaels
  • Nordstrom
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Publix
  • Sur La Table
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart
  • World Market

Now that you know what will be open and closed this Thanksgiving, you can plan your Thanksgiving meal prep accordingly. And once you’re done with all of your Thanksgiving favorites, don’t forget about Black Friday! There are tons of Black Friday kitchen deals and sales—at companies like Etsy and Walmart—that are worth checking out.

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Jessica Kaplan
Jessica Kaplan became the Assistant Editor of Trends in 2022. As assistant editor of all things trends, Jessica writes about everything and anything from the latest travel updates to restaurant news to insects for Reader’s Digest, Taste of Home, Family Handyman and The Healthy. When she’s not writing or editing, Jessica is bound to be planning out her next travel adventure, trying out a new coffee spot or listening to a podcast.