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Here’s What Stores Are Open—and Closed—on Thanksgiving Day 2019

November 27, 2019, 8:00 PM UTC

Love it or hate it, many businesses are open on Thanksgiving.

Despite the controversy that surrounds being open on this holiday, many retailers see the day as a chance to lure in those eager to get started on bargain hunting (especially in a year like 2019, where the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is six days shorter than last year). And for many grocery stores, staying open can make them heroes with their customers, who forgot to grab sage or green beans as they prepared for the feast.

Those shoppers are out of luck in three states. All stores in Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island will be closed on Thanksgiving due to blue laws, which prohibit retailers from being open.

Whether you’re looking to shop for fun our out of necessity, here are the stores that will—and won’t—be open on Thanksgiving 2019. Note that hours may vary and some municipalities have laws affecting whether stores are allowed to open. It’s a good idea to call first.

Grocery stores open on Thanksgiving Day



Food Lion

The Fresh Market (7 a.m. – 4 p.m.)



Safeway (6 a.m. – midnight)

Stop & Shop


Whole Foods Market

Winn-Dixie (7 a.m. – 10 p.m.)

Walmart Open on Thanksgiving Day 2019
Walmart is open on Thanksgiving Day 2019.
Patrick T. Fallon—Bloomberg via Getty Images

Grocery stores closed on Thanksgiving Day





Sam’s Club

Trader Joe’s

Retailers open on Thanksgiving Day

Bass Pro Shops

Best Buy

Bed Bath and Beyond


Big Lots:


CVS: 24-hour stores are open regular hours (pharmacies generally closed, however)

Dicks’s Sporting Goods

Dollar General

DSW: Most locations will open at 5 p.m.

GameStop: Most locations open at 3 p.m.

Gordmans: 3 p.m. – 1 a.m.

JC Penney: Doors open at 2 p.m.

Kmart: Open at 6 a.m.


Macy’s: Most locations will open at 5 p.m.


Mattress Firm

New York & Company: Some locations will open at 6 p.m.

Old Navy: Opens at 3 p.m.

RiteAid: 24-hour stores are open regular hours (pharmacies generally closed, however)

Sears: Opens at 6 p.m.

Target: Doors open at 5 p.m.

Walgreens: 24-hour stores are open regular hours (pharmacies generally closed, however)

Walmart: Open normal hours

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Retailers closed on Thanksgiving Day

Costco Closed on Thanksgiving 2019
Costco is one of the stores closed on Thanksgiving Day 2019.
Luke Sharrett—Bloomberg via Getty Images

Academy Sports and Outdoors

Ace Hardware


At Home

Barnes & Noble




Crate & Barrel


Guitar Center


Hobby Lobby

Home Depot






Nordstrom Rack

Office Depot/Office Max



Pier 1 Imports

Sierra Trading Post


Stein Mart


True Value

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