These Retailers Will Be Closed on Thanksgiving

October means fall is here, and Halloween is right around the corner.

It’s also time for retailers to start rolling out their plans for the holiday shopping season, including when they’ll be opening doors for shoppers.

Though holiday deals seem to be creeping earlier and earlier ahead of Black Friday — turning the entire week into a shopping extravaganza — many stores are staying closed on Thanksgiving to let workers spend the day with their families.

The creep from Black Friday to Thursday began in 2010, when Sears opened on Thanksgiving. Wal-Mart made a similar move in 2011 and Target in 2012.

America’s largest shopping mall, the Mall of America, bucked the trend and closed on Thanksgiving in 2016, after first deciding to open early for shoppers at midnight on Thanksgiving in 2012. In the years that followed, the mall opened at 8 p.m. on the holiday in 2014, and 6 p.m. in 2015.

Last year, shopping mall owner CBL Propertiesmade a tradition for itself, opting to go dark on Thanksgiving. Many of the landlord’s tenants, including TJ Maxx and H&M, had already planned to be closed that Thursday.

Phillip Dengler, co-owner of deals website, has for the past few years been compiling a list of retailers that will remain closed on Thanksgiving.

CostcoHome Depot, Sam’s Club and Nordstrom won’t be open this Thanksgiving. Though they haven’t announced their exact holiday hours just yet, WalmartTargetMacy’s and Kohl’s will likely be open on that Thursday again this year, Dengler said.

Here is a list of retailers planning to keep their doors shut on Thanksgiving Day, as compiled by

A.C. Moore

Abt Electronics

Academy Sports + Outdoors

Acme Tools

Allen Edmonds

American Girl

At Home

AT&T (company-owned stores)

Big 5 Sporting Goods

Blain’s Farm & Fleet

Bob’s Discount Furniture


Christopher & Banks

Cost Plus World Market


Craft Warehouse

Crate and Barrel


dressbarn (majority of stores)

Fleet Farm

Gardner-White Furniture

Guitar Center


Half Price Books

Harbor Freight Tools

Hobby Lobby

Home Depot



JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores



Mattress Firm

Music & Arts


Nordstrom Rack

P.C. Richard & Son


Pep Boys



Pier 1 Imports


Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses

Sam’s Club

Sierra Trading Post

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Sprint (retail stores closed unless mall dictates otherwise; mall kiosks may open)


Stein Mart

Sur La Table

The Container Store

TJ Maxx

Tractor Supply Co.


Von Maur

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