Is Macy’s Open on Thanksgiving?

Victorville, CA / USA – April 13, 2020: Macy’s department store temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 crisis at the Mall of Victor Valley in Victorville, CA.
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As the holiday season approaches, it’s crucial to plan your shopping around key dates, particularly Thanksgiving, when store hours can be unpredictable. Macy’s, a favored destination for many holiday shoppers, has specific hours of operation during this festive time. Understanding Macy’s Thanksgiving hours can ensure you don’t miss out on your shopping needs or end up facing closed doors.

Is Macy’s Open on Thanksgiving?

Macy’s, known for its exciting holiday season offerings, will not be open on Thanksgiving Day. This closure allows employees to spend the holiday with their families, but shoppers can take advantage of extended hours and special deals before and after Thanksgiving Day.

Macy’s Holiday Hours

During the holiday season, Macy’s adjusts its store hours to accommodate the shopping rush, offering extended shopping hours on certain key dates. Below is a look at Macy’s holiday hours.

Holiday Date Is Macy’s Open or Closed?
New Year’s Day Sunday, Jan. 1 Open
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 16 Open
President’s Day Monday, Feb. 20 Open
Good Friday Friday, April 7 Open
Easter Sunday Sunday, April 9 Closed
Memorial Day Monday, May 29 Open
Juneteenth Monday, June 19 Open
Independence Day Tuesday, July 4 Open
Labor Day Monday, Sep. 4 Open
Columbus Day
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Monday, Oct. 9 Open
Veterans Day Saturday, Nov. 11 Open
Day Before Thanksgiving Wednesday, Nov. 22 Open
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 23 Closed
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 24 Open
Christmas Eve Sunday, Dec. 24 Open
Christmas Day Monday, Dec. 25 Closed
Day After Christmas Tuesday, Dec. 26 Open
New Year’s Eve Sunday, Dec. 31 Open
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When Is Macy’s Closed?

Macy’s is closed on the following holidays:

  • Easter
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Macy’s Holiday Return Policy

Most holiday gifts purchased between Oct. 2 and Dec. 31 are eligible for return through Jan. 31, 2024. Note that some gift items are nonreturnable or must be returned more quickly.

Visiting Macy’s During the Holidays

Before you head out to Macy’s for shopping or returns during the holidays, contact your local store to confirm hours. Although Macy’s won’t be open on Thanksgiving Day, it will have hours on Black Friday. By calling ahead, you can make sure you’ll arrive when the store’s doors are open. Otherwise, you may find you’ve wasted a trip.

Holiday Hours


  • Is Macy's closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?
    • Macy's is typically open on Christmas Eve. To find out the specific hours, call your local store. Unfortunately, Macy's will not be open on Christmas Day, so if you're planning on doing some last-minute gift shopping at the store, finish it up on Dec. 24.
  • Is Macy's closed on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day?
    • Macy's is usually open on both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. To confirm store hours at your local Macy's, call ahead or check the store locator on the same day you're planning to shop.
  • What holidays does Macy's pay employees for?
    • Macy's paid holidays are Christmas Day, Thanksgiving and Easter.
  • Does Macy's pay employees for Christmas Day?
    • Yes, Christmas Day is a paid holiday at Macy's.
  • Is Labor Day a paid holiday for Macy's employees?
    • Macy's stores are open on Labor Day so it is not a paid holiday.
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Caitlyn Moorhead contributed to the reporting for this article.

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

Schedules are subject to change and may vary by branch. Information is accurate as of Nov. 22, 2023.


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