Is Costco Open on Thanksgiving for Shopping?

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Big-box retailer Costco offers bulk buying to its customers — provided that you have a membership, making holiday shopping easy. With some of the best deals around, it’s a no-brainer that Costco would be the first place to stop when stocking up for your holiday gathering. This Thanksgiving, if you are looking to buy in bulk to stock up for the long weekend, you’ll need to know if Costco is open.

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Is Costco Open on Thanksgiving?

Costco closes on Thanksgiving every year, so you will need to do your shopping beforehand if you are looking to serve a feast so enormous you would need to buy in bulk. As Costco will not have Thanksgiving hours, make sure to figure out what you’ll need to stock up on before it closes at 8:30 p.m. the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Read on to find out when Costco is open during the holidays throughout the year so you don’t miss any opportunities to save.

When Does Costco Open?

Costco is open from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. On Saturdays, Costco is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sundays, the hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Remember that these hours will vary based on your particular store and location.

Costco’s Holiday Hours for 2023

Holiday Date Is Costco Open or Closed?
New Year’s Day Sunday, Jan. 1 Closed
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 16 Open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Presidents Day Monday, Feb. 20 Open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Good Friday Friday, April 7 Open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Easter Sunday Sunday, April 9 Closed
Memorial Day Monday, May 29 Closed
Juneteenth Monday, June 19 Open from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4 Closed
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 4 Closed
Columbus Day
Indigenous Peoples Day
Monday, Oct. 9 Open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Veterans Day Saturday, Nov. 11 Open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Day Before Thanksgiving Wednesday, Nov. 22 Open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 23 Closed
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 24 Open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Sunday, Dec. 24 Open from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Christmas Day Monday, Dec. 25 Closed
Day After Christmas Tuesday, Dec. 26 Open from 10 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Sunday, Dec. 31 Open from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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When Is Costco Closed?

In the U.S., Costco warehouses remain closed on these specific holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Holiday Return Policy at Costco

Costco’s holiday season return policy is the same as the policy in force throughout the entire year:

  • If you are dissatisfied with an item purchased at a Costco warehouse, you can return the item at any time. But for items purchased online, return periods might vary.
  • All electronics and major household appliances — whether purchased in-store or online — must be returned within 90 days.
  • A receipt or order number is encouraged, but not required, to make a return or exchange as a Costco member.

Final Take

Like many other retailers such as Lowe’s, Walmart and Target, Costco also closes on major holidays. If you’re planning a get-together with friends or family, you’ll want to make sure you have all the food, drinks and supplies you need.

Holiday Hours

Cynthia Measom and Caitlyn Moorhead contributed to the reporting for this article.

All holiday hours were confirmed as of Nov. 16, 2023. Check with your local retailer to confirm specific hours. Hours and policies are subject to change.

The article above was refined via automated technology and then fine-tuned and verified for accuracy by a member of our editorial team.

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