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47 Stores That Won’t Be Open on Thanksgiving Day, 2020

Is Target open on Thanksgiving? Is Walmart open on Thanksgiving? What about Best Buy, Costco and others? We’re tracking dozens of major retailers that won’t be open on November 26.

In recent years, even as some stores have expanded their Thanksgiving Day hours to capture anxious holiday shoppers, many other popular retailers have resisted peer pressure to open up on Thanksgiving Day, allowing staff to spend the holiday with family.

And in 2020, an even wider swath of retailers, including some big names that had in prior years leaned into Thanksgiving hours, have announced that they will not open on Thanksgiving Day. Take a look at 47 stores, listed alphabetically, that won’t be open on Thanksgiving this year:

  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Belk (re-opens at 7 a.m. on Black Friday)
  • Best Buy (re-opens at 5 a.m. on Black Friday)
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Boscov’s
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Field & Stream 
  • Foot Locker
  • GameStop
  • Gap
  • Golf Galaxy
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • IKEA
  • J.C. Penney
  • Kohl’s (re-opens at 5 a.m. on Black Friday)
  • Lowe’s
  • Macy’s
  • Mark and Graham
  • Marshalls
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax
  • Patagonia
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pottery Barn
  • REI (also closed on Black Friday)
  • Rejuvenation
  • Sam’s Club
  • Simon Property Group malls
  • Staples
  • Target
  • The Container Store
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Ulta
  • Under Armour
  • Walmart (re-opens at 5 a.m. on Black Friday)
  • West Elm
  • Williams Sonoma
  • World Market

Of course, many of these retailers note that they're open 24/7 online. But if you are firmly holding on to your tradition of shopping bricks-and-mortar stores during the holidays, spend the time you used to use shopping late on Thanksgiving and smartly plan your Black Friday-and-beyond holiday shopping.

If you need to duck away from the fam and football Thanksgiving Day and shop online, steer yourself to deals sites and online tools to find the best bargains. 

Before you do any holiday shopping, it's wise to know stores' holiday return policies in case you change your gift-giving mind or your gift's a dud. And yes, even the big online player in the shopping game has some ground rules about things you can't return to Amazon.

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