Thanksgiving, Black Friday store closures and openings

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As Thanksgiving and Black Friday are quickly approaching, many are beginning to make their holiday shopping plans. Although many stores have confirmed their closure on Thanksgiving Day, many will open ahead of the Black Friday rush.

According to, 35 retailers have officially confirmed that they will be closed on Thanksgiving day, with several others unconfirmed, but that have been closed in past years.

MORE: Need last-minute groceries? Here’s who is open on Thanksgiving Day

Stores Officially Confirmed Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2019

  • Army and Airforce Exchange Service
  • Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Ann Taylor
  • BJ’s – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Barnes and Noble – (hours vary per store with some locations open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture (open for Black Friday at 9 a.m.)
  • Burlington Coat Factory (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Fleet Farm – (open for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • Guitar Center – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Half-Price Books
  • Hobby Lobby – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • HomeGoods – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • JO-ANN – (open for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • Lowe’s – (open for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • Marshalls – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Menards
  • Neiman Marcus – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Nordstrom
  • Office Depot (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • OfficeMax (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Pier 1 (open for Black Friday from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.)
  • Petco – (open for Black Friday at 8 a.m.)
  • Petsmart
  • REI (closed on Black Friday)
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Staples – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • Stein Mart
  • The Container Store
  • T.J.Maxx – (open for Black Friday at 7 a.m.)
  • True Value

The following stores have not officially confirmed their closure on Thanksgiving Day, according to, but they predict they will be closed based upon previous years:

  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Dillard’s
  • Harbor Freight
  • H&M
  • Home Depot
  • Ikea
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile
  • AT&T
  • The Container Store
  • Sur La Table

As for the stores that are open, lists 18 stores that have confirmed they will be open on the holiday, some as early as 2 p.m.


Confirmed Store Openings

  • A.C. Moore – (opens at 6 p.m.)
  • Best Buy – (opens at 5 p.m.)
  • Bed Bath and Beyond – (first time opened on Thanksgiving)
  • CVS – 24-hour stores; other locations vary
  • DSW – some locations open at 5 p.m.
  • Gamestop – (opens at 3 p.m.)
  • Gordmans – (open from 3 p.m. until 1 a.m. – opens for Black Friday at 6 a.m.)
  • JCPenney – (opens at 2 p.m.)
  • Kmart
  • Macy’s – (most stores open at 5 p.m.)
  • Mattress Firm
  • Meijer
  • New York & Company – (some locations opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving – some locations opening at 6 a.m. on Black Friday – check mall hours for both)
  • Old Navy – (opens at 3 p.m. and staying open until 11 p.m. Friday night – some mall locations may vary)
  • RiteAid – (24-hour stores; other locations vary)
  • Sears – (opens at 6 p.m.)
  • Target – (opens at 5 p.m.)
  • Walgreens – 24-hour stores; other locations vary
  • Walmart – (opens for Thanksgiving Day sales at 6 p.m.)

For more information about your favorite stores and deals, click here.

As for supermarkets, most of them will be open for limited hours on Thanksgiving Day, according to USA Today. So if you forgot an ingredient, you should be covered!

Supermarkets that will be closed Thursday are Aldi, Publix and Trader Joe’s. Check with your local supermarkets for their specific store hours.

Bell Tower Shops

Bell Tower will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday. Operating hours for anchor stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues may vary from regular center hours.

Merchants open on Thanksgiving Day include Victoria’s Secret (6-10 p.m.), TGI Fridays (4-10 p.m.), Bed Bath & Beyond (5 a.m-midnight), Dave & Busters (4-11 p.m.), The Fresh Market (7 a.m.-4 p.m.), Ulta (6 p.m.-2 a.m.), Mimi’s Café (7 a.m.-8 p.m.) and Regal Cinema (10 a.m.-11 p.m.).

Merchants opening early on Black Friday include Chico’s (9 a.m.), Victoria’s Secret (6 a.m.), Jos. A. Bank (8 a.m.), Driftwood Blue (9 a.m.), Brodeur Carvell (9 a.m.), Bath & Body Works (8 a.m.), Bed Bath & Beyond (6 a.m.), Talbots (7 a.m.), Ulta (5 a.m.) and Jared’s Jewelers (8 a.m.).

Merchants open on Christmas Day include TGI Friday’s (4 p.m.-10 p.m.), Daruma (5-10 p.m.), Dave & Busters (4-11 p.m.) and Regal Cinema (noon-11 p.m.).

And Here’s A Tip: We’ve found that stores open on Black Friday will have better discounts and deals than the following Monday; however, there will be a liquidation period at many retail locations that day. But discounts on Monday after Black Friday will likely not be as high.

*All hours of operation listed are subject to change. Please contact stores or visit store websites to cofirm opening and closing times.

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