These Major Retailers Will Be Closed This Thanksgiving In Spite Of Black Friday Creep

It’s the holiday season once again. Families and friends are coming together to remember what they are grateful for — and share a delicious turkey dinner together.

Although many Americans are anticipating spending time with family, something very different is on the minds of many consumers — and it can become costly.

Instead Of Giving, Consumers Are Looking To Receive Big Deals


The Thanksgiving holiday marks the beginning of the biggest shopping season of the year. The day after Thanksgiving — Black Friday — is the most monumental day of the holiday season for consumers and retailers alike.

Black Friday offers amazing deals on a variety of in-demand items, and photos of people fighting over the last big screen television prove that stores offer some serious savings.

Some retailers aim to take full advantage of holiday shoppers by staying open on Thanksgiving Day, but some retailers aren’t buying into this scheme this year.

Some Major Retailers Are Staying Closed This Turkey Day


In a recent list released by, over 50 of the most popular retail stores have chosen to stay closed this Thanksgiving Day, in order to allow employees to enjoy times with their families.

The list of stores staying closed this November 23 include:

– A.C. Moore

– Abt Electronics

– Academy Sports + Outdoors

– At Home

– BJ’s Wholesale Club

– Blain’s Farm and Fleet

– Burlington

 – Cabela’s

– Cost Plus World Market

– Costco

– Craft Warehouse

 – Crate and Barrel

 – DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse

 – Ethan Allen

 – Gardner-White Furniture

– Guitar Center

– H&M

– Half Price Books

– Harbor Freight

– Hobby Lobby

– Home Depot

– HomeGoods

– Homesense

– Ikea

– Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

– Jos. A. Bank

– La-Z-Boy (corporately owned stores)

– Lowe’s

– Marshalls

– Mattress Firm

– Micro Center

– Music & Arts

– Neiman Marcus

– Office Depot and OfficeMax

– Outdoor Research

– P.C. Richard & Son

– Party City

– Patagonia

– Petco

– PetSmart

– Pier 1 Imports

– Publix

– Raymour & Flanigan Furniture

– Sam’s Club

– Sierra Trading Post

– Sportsman’s Warehouse

– Sprint

– Staples

– Sur La Table

– The Container Store

– The Original Mattress Factory

– TJ Maxx

– Tractor Supply

– Trollbeads

– Von Maur

– West Marine

The decision to wait until Black Friday to open is no surprise, especially to consumers. In a survey conducted by, over 57% of survey participants disapprove of stores being open on Thanksgiving.

Although some stores are opting out of some holiday coin, others are choosing to embrace Thanksgiving Day profit.

Other Stores Are Staying Open For The First Time


A few major retailers have confirmed they will remain open for the holiday. Big Lots and Macy’s have confirmed their Thanksgiving Days hours, and GameStop will be open for the first Thanksgiving Day this year.

Other major retailers — such as Walmart, Toys R Us, and Target — are predicted to be open on Thanksgiving, but consumers still await confirmation of their holiday hours.

Whether you plan on shopping or staying home, be sure to spend some time with your family this holiday season — the deals will still be there when you are done!

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