These Stores Are Closed on Thanksgiving This Year

This Thanksgiving, these companies will close so employees can feast with their families. Did your favorite stores make the list?

There are two types of people on Thanksgiving: Those who celebrate the holiday to its fullest and those who start Black Friday shopping on Thursday.

To say the least, this has been a unique year in the wake of coronavirus. The roster of retailers shutting down on Turkey Day is growing, as many major chains wish to avoid large, convening crowds in order to abide by social distancing regulations and give employees some time with their families during the holiday. In light of this, you’ll want to know the absolute worst day to shop for your Thanksgiving groceries.

Even Walmart is closing up shop on Thanksgiving in order to give employees some definitely hard-earned time off with their families as a thank you for standing strong during a trying time. Of course, Walmart might still cash in on Black Friday, as the hours of operation haven’t been announced just yet. If your favorite haunt is closed this Thanksgiving, keep an eye on online stores—they’re bound to have some deals headed your way.

According to, these chains will be closed for Thanksgiving Day:

  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Acme Tools
  • Allen Edmonds
  • American Girl
  • At Home
  • AT&T (Select locations)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Blain’s Farm & Fleet
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture
  • Burlington
  • Campmor
  • Christmas Treet Shops
  • Christopher & Banks
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco. By the way, here’s how you can shop for your entire Thanksgiving dinner at Costco (just make sure you plan ahead!)
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • Dressbarn
  • DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse)
  • Fred Meyer
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • HEB Stores
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • IKEA
  • Jo-Ann Stores
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • Kohl’s
  • La-Z-Boy
  • Lamps Plus
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Menards
  • Micro Center
  • Mill’s Fleet Farm
  • Music & Arts
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot & OfficeMax
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Patagonia
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses
  • REI
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sears Outlet
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart
  • Sur La Table
  • Target
  • The Container Store
  • The Paper Store
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • Trader Joe’s
  • True Value
  • Walmart
  • West Marine

If you’re in group two—the people who would rather camp outside the mall than eat turkey—save a trip to these stores for Black Friday, if possible. (Psst...notice that Trader Joe’s is on the list? Since you can’t go on Thanksgiving, consider this the perfect time to stock up on our favorite exclusive Trader Joe’s goodies.)

No matter which group you’re in, tell us: Should stores be able to make Thursday part of Black Friday? Let us know!

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