Here Is a List of Businesses That Will Stay Closed on Thanksgiving Day

Do you remember a time when Black Friday used to actually be on Friday? Over the past few years, the big shopping day full of sales and deals has started earlier and earlier. Many stores have opened their doors for shoppers on Thanksgiving Day, and many people have thought that the temptation to shop took away from family time.

This year, Thanksgiving is going to look different. That’s partly because the CDC does not recommend large gatherings due to the novel coronavirus. For example, you probably won’t be heading to a big family dinner this year. Instead, you might be having dinner with your family via Zoom.

Thanksgiving is also going to be different (and at the same time more like it used to be) due to the fact that many stores are going to wait until the day after Thanksgiving to start their sales and open their doors to holiday shoppers. That’s right; many stores are going to do what they used to do and start their Black Friday sales on Black Friday

Scroll down for a list of stores that are actually waiting until Black Friday to start their Black Friday sales. Keep in mind that at many of these locations, you will still be able to shop online on Thanksgiving Day, but the brick and mortar locations will be closed.

  1. Abt

  2. Academy Sports & Outdoor

  3. Ace Hardware

  4. Acme Tools

  5. at home

  6. Barnes & Noble

  7. Bath & Body Works

  8. Bealls

  9. Bed Bath & Beyond

    In a press release dated August 3rd, the company announced that Bed Bath & Beyond®, buybuy BABY®, Christmas Tree Shops®, Harmon® Face Values® and Cost Plus World Market® would all be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

  10. Best Buy

    Customers can shop on the store’s app and online, but the brick-and-mortar locations will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

  11. BJ’

  12. Big 5 Sporting Goods

  13. Blain’s Farm & Fleet

  14. Bloomingdale’s

  15. Boscov’s

  16. Burlington

  17. Campmor

  18. Christmas Tree Shops

  19. Christopher & Banks

  20. Costco

  21. Craft Warehouse

  22. Dick’s Sporting Goods

    In July, the sports store announced that they would remain closed on Thanksgiving Day.

  23. DSW

  24. Dillard’s

  25. Fleet Farm

  26. FredMeyer

  27. Foot Locker

    The shoe retailer is keeping its doors closed on Thanksgiving in order to give its employees the day off.

  28. GameStop

  29. Guitar Center

  30. Half Price Books

  31. Harbor Freight Tools

  32. H E B

  33. Hobby Lobby

  34. Home Depot

    This is not new news for Home Depot which is usually closed on Thanksgiving Day.

  35. IKEA

  36. JCPenney

    On August 3rd, the company made the official announcement that they would be closed on Thanksgiving. “This year, we have made the decision to close our stores on Thanksgiving Day in honor of our dedicated associates and customers to allow them to stay safe, relax, and enjoy the day with loved ones.”

  37. Joann

  38. Jos. A. Bank

  39. Kohl’s

  40. LaZBoy

  41. Macy’s

    In a press release on September 14, the department store announced that their stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

  42. Menards

  43. Micro Center

  44. Music & Arts

  45. Navy Exchange

  46. Neiman Marcus

  47. Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack

  48. Northern Tool & Equipment

  49. Office Depot and Office Max

  50. P.C. Richard & Son

  51. Pet Supplies Plus

  52. Petsmart

  53. Petco

  54. Publix

  55. REI

  56. Sears Outlet

  57. Sportsman’s Warehouse

  58. Staples

  59. Sur la Table

  60. Target

    You can still shop at Target online, but the retailer is staying closed to encourage employees and shoppers to stay home with their families.

  61. the paper store

  62. Tractor Supply Store

  63. TrueValue

  64. Ulta

  65. Under Armour

  66. Walmart and Sam’s Club

    In a statement, John Furner, the president and CEO of Walmart US, said, “We know this has been a trying year, and our associates have stepped up. We hope they will enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day at home with their loved ones.”

  67. West Marine

  68. World Market