Which retailers are closing for Thanksgiving this year

For many years, Black Friday shopping started getting earlier and earlier, until it was right on the Thanksgiving doorstep. Post-2020, many retailers are continuing to keep their stores closed on Thanksgiving Day, especially after seeing a positive response back in 2021.

While some grocery stores and pharmacies may still be open, you can see below that many typical retail stores are keeping their doors shut and letting their employees enjoy the holiday.

This list may grow as Thanksgiving draws near, according to Blackfriday.com. We will continue to update the list as more announcements are made.

Stores staying closed on Thanksgiving Day:

Academy Spots + Outdoors

Stores will be open on Black Friday.


The grocery store chain known for low prices is closed on many holidays, and Thanksgiving is no exception.

At Home

The home decor superstore is open every day of the year except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. However, they do extend their hours during the holidays, so you’ll have plenty of time to shop.

Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond confirmed in a press release that its stores will be closed on Thanksgiving so that employees can “be with friends and family during the important holiday.”


Belk confirmed in its Black Friday ad that it will be closed for Thanksgiving Day and open early at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.

Best Buy

Best Buy said its retail stores will close stores again for Thanksgiving. However, the big-box store will start deals ahead of the holiday with Black Friday deals available online on Oct. 24.

The retailer also announced it will extend store hours to help holiday shoppers starting Oct. 30. Stores will then open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.


Stock up on those 4-pound pumpkin pies in advance because the members-only warehouse store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Dick’s Sporting Goods

All store locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day so associates can spend the holiday with their families.


The footwear store will close all locations for Thanksgiving Day.

Home Depot

Home Depot will open up at 6:00 AM on Black Friday after being closed for Thanksgiving.


JCPenney will close on Thanksgiving Day, and stores will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.


As shoppers prepare their holiday lists, Kohl’s announced that all of its stores will once again be closed on Thanksgiving Day. However, more information on Kohl’s holiday hours, including hours for Black Friday week, will be shared at a later date.


“Lowe’s stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day to give associates and customers time to spend with their families, and will reopen on Friday, Nov. 25, operating at regular business hours,” a spokesperson told New Jersey 101.5.


Michaels will be closed on Thanksgiving Day

Office Depot

Office Max

Old Navy




In 2021, Target announced it would close all stores for Thanksgiving every year from now on. ”We’ve found new ways to help guests get holiday deals earlier than ever in the season,” Target CEO Brian Cornell wrote in a letter to team members, “and we do an exceptional job meeting the demand that comes during the peak weeks when so many of our guests turn out to shop.”

TJ Maxx

Tractor Supply

The farm, home and garden supply store continues its practice of closing its doors on Thanksgiving Day.


All Ulta Beauty locations are closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Walmart, Sam’s Club

Retail giant Walmart will close, along with all Sam’s Clubs locations, on Thanksgiving again this year. Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner recently announced in an interview that keeping stores open on Thanksgiving is “a thing of the past.” The store hasn’t announced its Black Friday store hours at this time.

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