These 65 Stores to Close on Thanksgiving Day

Dozens of chains will close on Turkey Day. Here's what you need to know about shopping on Thanksgiving.

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Dozens of retailers will shutter their brick-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving again this year.

At least 65 chains — and as many as 100 or more — will be closed on Nov. 22, according to BestBlackFriday.com.

Some have already formally announced they will be closed for Turkey Day.

For example, BJ’s Wholesale Club announced Monday that 2018 will mark the 12th consecutive year that the chain is closed on the holiday. BJ’s said it wants to let employees spend the day with loved ones. Stores often cite that reason when announcing a Thanksgiving Day closure.

In the case of many other chains, BestBlackFriday.com reports that it has already been able to personally confirm closures with representatives.

The site’s co-owner Phillip Dengler notes in a statement to Money Talks News:

“We have never had this many confirmations in early October, and we are expecting the list to grow to over 100 national and well-known regional stores by Thanksgiving Day.”

The major retailers that have already confirmed to BestBlackFriday.com that they will close for the holiday include:

  • Ace Hardware
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Burlington
  • Costco
  • Dillard’s
  • Home Depot
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • Sam’s Club
  • Staples
  • T.J. Maxx

Visit BestBlackFriday.com for the complete list.

Stores that will open on Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving about seven weeks out, it may be a while before shoppers know which stores will open on the holiday and what their hours will be that day.

Some stores will not reveal their Turkey Day hours until they release their official Black Friday ads, according to BestBlackFriday.com.

Note that Thanksgiving hours will vary in some states due to so-called blue laws, however. Maine, Massachusetts Rhode Island, and Maine are among the states that require many types of businesses to be closed for the holiday, according to BestBlackFriday.com.

The site explains:

“While many consider such laws outdated and not relevant in 2018, they remain in place and will likely still be place as November approaches. That means every Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Macy’s, JCPenney, and GameStop location will be closed in those states. Other less notable stores will also be closed.”

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Karla Bowsher
Karla Bowsher
I’m a freelance journalist and former newspaper reporter who has covered both personal and public finance. I've worked for a top 50 major metro daily and a community newspaper as well as ... More

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