25 Stores That Are Open on Thanksgiving This Year

Yes, there are stores that are open on Thanksgiving. Pop in for all the last-minute items you need to have the most perfect holiday ever.

Mistakes happen, and Thanksgiving isn’t immune to minor inconveniences. Maybe you forgot to buy green beans for your famous casserole. Maybe you burned your first pie and need to grab more flour for a new crust. Or maybe you need to snag an extra chair for your third cousin’s new girlfriend, who is now unexpectedly coming to dinner. Whatever your need, you can rest assured that there are indeed stores that are open on Thanksgiving.

Grocery stores seem to be your best bet for last-minute items, but there are a handful of other retail stores open on Thanksgiving as well (although you’ll have to wait until Black Friday for most of those holiday gifts). Since hours are subject to change based on location, be sure to call your local stores to double-check before you go.

So take a deep breath. You can still make those precious Thanksgiving traditions come to life—even if it means heading to one of these restaurants open on Thanksgiving instead of cooking.

Grocery stores that are open on Thanksgiving

ACME: Most locations will be open during regular hours, but check with your local store before you head over.

Albertsons: Most stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fairway Market: Most locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

The Fresh Market: Open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Harris Teeter: Open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

H.E.B.: Open from 6 a.m. until noon.

Kroger: Stores will have reduced hours, so check your local store for exact hours.

Meijer: Stores are open, but hours may vary.

Ralphs: Most locations will be open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.

Safeway: Most stores will be open, but hours vary by location.

Sprouts Farmers Market: Open between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Stop & Shop: Stores are open normal hours, typically 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Wegmans: Most stores will be open from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Whole Foods: Most locations will open at 7 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.

Get ready for the holiday by brushing up on the history of Thanksgiving.

Retail stores that are open on Thanksgiving

Bass Pro Shops: Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Big Lots: Open from 7 a.m. to midnight.

Dollar General: Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Family Dollar: Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Five Below: Check with your local store for hours.

Michaels: Open from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Old Navy: Opens at 3 p.m. and stays open through Black Friday.

Sears: Opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.

While you’re out, pick up some materials for these Thanksgiving crafts, which will keep the kids busy while you’re cooking.

Pharmacies open on Thanksgiving

CVS: Most locations will be open, but some may operate on reduced hours. Check with your local store before hopping in the car.

Rite Aid: Most stores will be open, but hours vary by location.

Walgreens: Most locations will be open, but some may operate on reduced hours. Most 24-hour stores should maintain their normal hours.

If you can get to one of these pharmacies, you may be able to pick up some last-minute Thanksgiving decorations.

Stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving

  • Aldi
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • Costco (But you’ll need to grab your Costco pumpkin pie in advance!)
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Kohl’s
  • Marshalls
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Publix
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • T-Mobile
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart
  • Winn-Dixie

Now that you know the stores that are open on Thanksgiving, check out this Thanksgiving trivia you’ll want to share with everyone at the table.

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