Whether you're worried about the last-minute essentials you forgot to buy for Thanksgiving dinner (it happens) or you're mapping out the Thanksgiving family tradition of shopping early Black Friday sales, you need this list of what stores will be open on Thanksgiving, which happens on November 26 this year. Can't find what you're looking for? Select grocery stores, restaurants, and fast food places will also be open on Thanksgiving, too.
The following stores were open on Thanksgiving last year — however, some stores may be altering their hours do to the COVID-19 pandemic. So before you head out, make sure to call your local store ahead of time to double check.
Don't forget to check out Good Housekeeping's Thanksgiving 2020 guide.
Stores Open on Thanksgiving
- ACME: Typically open on Thanksgiving, but hours may very depending on location.
- Big Lots: Last year, select locations were open 7 a.m. to midnight.
- Dollar General: Stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Even though its prices are already crazy low, the discount chain still offers Black Friday deals.
- Five Below: The store should open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open until 1 a.m. the following day.
- Lilly Pulitzer: Select Lilly Pulitzer store locations will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Contact your local store for holiday hours.
- Macy's: Stores will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open through Saturday. It will not close at all on Friday.
- Michaels: For any last-minute Thanksgiving crafting needs for the kids, Michaels historically opens at 6 p.m.
- Old Navy: Most of the clothing stores will open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open through Black Friday.
- Ulta: The beauty store usually opens at 6 p.m. on the holiday.
- Victoria's Secret: Most stores should be open at 5 p.m.
- Walgreens: Stores are usually open on all holidays, but specific hours vary depending on the location. Most 24-hour stores should still remain open all day.
- Whole Foods Market: All stores will be open this year, but customers are advised to check the website for specific hours closer to the actual date.
Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
- A.C. Moore
- Ashley Furniture
- Barnes & Noble
- Bath & Body Works
- Bed, Bath and Beyond
- Best Buy
- Burlington Coat Factory
- Calvin Klein
- Century 21
- Crate and Barrel
- Dick's Sporting Goods
- Forever 21
- Home Depot
- J.C. Penny's
- Sur La Table
- TJ Maxx
- Trader Joe's
- White House Black Market
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