What Stores Are Closed on Thanksgiving? Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and More Are Celebrating The Holiday

Some retailers, like Costco and Nordstrom, are putting their foot down and accepting Thanksgiving for the holiday it is. In fact, many stores are closed on Thanksgiving so their employees can enjoy a full day off with their families, feast on a delish meal, gather with friends, watch movies, and truly give thanks for the many blessings in their lives. The shopping can wait until the wee morning hours of Black Friday for some key stores, since many Americans have become critical of the fact that retailers are encroaching on a sacred and long-held day off.

Other big name stores, like Old Navy and Target, are choosing to open their doors in later afternoon hours on Thanksgiving, starting shopping deals around 4 p.m. The good thing about that scenario? Well, early bird shoppers can furiously get a head start on their Black Friday shopping, of course.

So which stores are closed on Thanksgiving so that consumers and associates can actually sit down and enjoy, as opposed to woofing down, their turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie? There are a bunch that are remaining traditional and bucking the trend of opening after normal dinner hours. Because #Holidays.

They are as follows.

Closed On Thanksgiving

AC Moore

BJs

Cabelas

Costco

GameStop

Home Goods

Marshalls

Nordstrom

Pier 1 Imports

PetCo

Raymour Flanigan

Sam’s Club

Staples

Sierra Trading Post

TJ Maxx

True Value

Additionally, mall stores like Urban Outfitters, American Eagle Outfitters, and Forever 21 are usually closed on this holiday. But specific outposts may be open so it's best to check your local stores to find out their holiday hours.

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As for which stores are open on Thanksgiving? If you absolutely can't wait to get a head start on Black Friday shopping, tradition be damned, you have plenty of options to spend that cash.

Open On Thanksgiving

Babies R US (5 p.m.)

Best Buy (5 p.m.)

Dicks Sporting Goods (6 p.m.)

Family Dollar (7 a.m.)

Five Below (6 p.m.)

HHGregg (4 p.m.)

JC Penney (3 p.m.)

KMart (7 p.m.)

Kohls (6 p.m.)

Modells (6 p.m.)

Old Navy (4 p.m.)

Target (6 p.m.)

Walgreens (8 a.m.)

Walmart (6 p.m.)

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Shopping, 'Murricans.