22 Stores Open on Thanksgiving This Year
These stores have you covered for those last-minute items needed to have the most perfect Thanksgiving dinner.
Sometimes mistakes happen, and just because it’s Thanksgiving doesn’t mean that the day is immune to minor inconveniences. Maybe you forgot to buy green beans for your famous green bean casserole. Or maybe you burnt your first pie and need to grab some more flour for a new pie crust. Or just maybe, you need to snag an extra chair for your third cousin’s new girlfriend who is now unexpectedly coming to dinner. Whatever it is, some stores will be open this holiday for you to make those precious Thanksgiving traditions come to life—even if that means heading to one of these restaurants open on Thanksgiving instead of cooking. Grocery stores seem to be your best bet for last-minute items, but there are a handful of retail stores open as well (although you’ll have to wait until Black Friday for most of them). Hours are subject to change based on location so make sure to call ahead to your local stores to double-check before you go.
Grocery stores open on Thanksgiving
ACME: Most locations will be open regular hours, but check with your local store before you head over.
Albertsons: Most stores will be open from 6 a.m. until 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. until 2 p.m.
H.E.B.: Open from 6 a.m. until noon.
Kroger: Some stores are open 24 hours. A few will open from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Ralphs: Most locations open from 5 a.m. until midnight.
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: Only open in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey until 5 p.m.
Wegmans: Most stores will be open from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m. Massachusetts stores will be closed.
Whole Foods: Most locations will open at 7 a.m. and close at 2 p.m.
Winn-Dixie: Select locations will be open from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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Retail stores open on Thanksgiving
Big Lots: Open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dollar General: Open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Family Dollar: Open from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Five Below: Check with your local store for hours.
Sears: Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
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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. Call ahead to your local location.
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
Barnes & Noble
Bed, Bath and Beyond
Costco (You’ll need to grab the Costco pumpkin pie early!)
Dick’s Sporting Goods
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