December 4, 2021

A complete guide to what is — and isn’t — open this Thanksgiving Day

Last year, stores, major retailers and fast-food chains closed their doors on Thanksgiving Day due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And for the second year in a row, the majority of major retailers and food places will keep their stores closed on Thursday.

Target announced Monday that its stores will no longer open on Thanksgiving Day — a move that started out last year as a one-off due to the pandemic but that is now a permanent change.

“What started as a temporary measure driven by the pandemic is now our new standard — one that recognizes our ability to deliver on our guests’ holiday wishes both within and well beyond store hours,” Target CEO Brian Cornell explained in a note to employees, according to The Associated Press.

Earlier this year, Walmart announced that its stores will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, as a “thank you” to all its associates for their hard work during the pandemic, said Dacona Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Walmart U.S.

Other big retail chains, such as Best Buy, JCPenney and Kohl’s have also announced they will be closed this Thanksgiving — pushing instead for customers to start this year’s Black Friday shopping online.

Here’s a list of stores that will be closed this Thanksgiving Day, according to the website The Black Friday:

  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy Sports
  • Ace Hardware
  • Acme Tools
  • Ashley Furniture
  • At Home
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bealls
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Belk
  • Best Buy
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • BJ’s
  • Blain’s Farm & Fleet
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Boscov’s
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Burlington
  • Campmor
  • Christmas Tree Shops
  • Christopher and Banks
  • Conn’s Home Plus
  • Costco
  • Dunham’s Sports
  • Farm & Home Supply
  • Five Below
  • Fleet Farm
  • Fred Meyer
  • GameStop
  • Guitar Center
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight
  • HEB
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • IKEA
  • JCPenney
  • Joann
  • Jos A. Bank
  • Kohl’s
  • La-Z Boy
  • Lowe’s
  • Macy’s
  • Menards
  • Michaels
  • Micro Center
  • Music & Arts
  • NEX Navy Exchange
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom