Costco, Home Depot and More Stores Release Thanksgiving Hours Earlier Than Ever This Year

See which stores are closed on Thanksgiving 2018.

Staying open for business on Thanksgiving Day has meant good business for some companies and publicity nightmares for others. Several major retailers have announced earlier than ever this year that they’ll be staying closed on Thanksgiving. The volume of closures might signal a new approach retailers are taking with holidays.

“At this point in the year, we have the most confirmed closures we have ever had with [more than] 60 retailers,” said Phillip Dengler, head of editorial and content marketing for BestBlackFriday.com, reported USA Today.

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The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is still a prime time for shoppers, however, as more retailers have taken their business online to compete with Amazon and others. More than 174 million American consumers shopped online and in stores during the 2017 Thanksgiving holiday weekend, including choosing to wait for deals on Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation. Keep reading to find out which stores will be open on Nov. 22, 2018, and check back all fall for more updates.

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Stores Closed on Thanksgiving 2018

Costco’s Thanksgiving hours are limited to the day before the holiday; it will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. The same goes for The Home Depot, which will not be open on Thanksgiving.

Here’s a list of stores to pre-emptively cross off your Thanksgiving shopping list, according to holiday closures reported by BestBlackFriday.com:

  • A.C. Moore
  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Acme Tools
  • Allen Edmonds
  • American Girl
  • At Home
  • AT&T (company-owned stores)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Blain’s Farm & Fleet
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture
  • Burlington
  • Christopher & Banks
  • The Container Store
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • Dressbarn (majority of stores)
  • Fleet Farm
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • Hobby Lobby
  • The Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Homesense
  • IKEA
  • Joann
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Music & Arts
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • The Paper Store
  • Patagonia
  • Pep Boys
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses
  • REI
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Sprint (retail stores will be closed unless malls dictate otherwise; mall kiosks might open)
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart
  • Sur La Table
  • T.J.Maxx
  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine

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Stores Likely to Also Be Closed for Thanksgiving 2018 (Unannounced)

The following stores were closed on Thanksgiving last year and might be closed again for Thanksgiving 2018:

  • Apple
  • Bealls Outlet
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • CBL (all 62 CBL malls)
  • DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse
  • Ethan Allen
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • La-Z-Boy (all corporately owned stores)
  • Micro Center
  • Mills Fleet Farm
  • Neiman Marcus
  • The Original Mattress Factory
  • Outdoor Research (closed Black Friday too)
  • Party City
  • Sears
  • Sephora
  • Shoe Carnival

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours for Target, Walmart and Other Major Retailers

The following stores were open on Thanksgiving 2017, and even included extended shopping hours for Black Friday. These store hours are as yet unconfirmed for 2018. Check back here for updates this fall about all of the stores open on Thanksgiving. You might also look up your local store to see if it maintains the same hours — if it’s closed, you might want to shop online instead.

Stores Open on Thanksgiving 2017

If Best Buy’s Thanksgiving hours and Kohl’s Thanksgiving hours for 2018 are the same as they were in 2017, you can expect them to be among the stores that will be open on Nov. 22. Here’s what was open on Thanksgiving last year:

  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Belk
  • Best Buy
  • Big Lots
  • Boscov’s
  • Cabela’s
  • CVS
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dollar General
  • Dollar Tree
  • Family Dollar
  • Finish Line
  • Five Below
  • GameStop
  • Goody’s
  • JCPenney
  • Kmart
  • Kohl’s
  • Lord & Taylor
  • Macy’s
  • Meijer
  • Michaels
  • Modell’s
  • New York & Company
  • Old Navy
  • Rite Aid
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Sears
  • Target
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

Store Hours for Black Friday 2017

The following stores were open on Black Friday in 2017. Although they could be expected to have the same hours for Black Friday 2018, they are not yet confirmed. Check back soon for Black Friday 2018 store hours for these retailers:

  • Ace Hardware
  • Apple
  • Barnes & Noble: Doors opened at 7 a.m.
  • Bass Pro Shops: Doors opened at 5 a.m.
  • Bed Bath & Beyond: Doors opened at 6 a.m.
  • Belk: Stores opened at 6 a.m.
  • Best Buy: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Big Lots: Doors opened at 6 a.m.
  • BJ’s: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Boscov’s: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Burlington: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Cabela’s: Doors opened at 5 a.m.
  • Costco: Doors opened at 9 a.m.
  • Crate & Barrel: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • CVS
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods: 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dillard’s: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Dollar General
  • Dollar Tree
  • DSW
  • Family Dollar: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Finish Line
  • Five Below: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • GameStop: Doors opened at 5 a.m.
  • Guitar Center: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • H&M
  • Harbor Freight: Lines were not allowed to form before 7 a.m. opening.
  • Hobby Lobby: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The Home Depot: Opened at 6 a.m.
  • HomeGoods
  • IKEA
  • Jos. A. Bank
  • Kmart: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Kohl’s
  • Lord & Taylor: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Lowe’s: Doors opened at 6 a.m.
  • Macy’s
  • Marshalls
  • Meijer: Doors opened at 6 a.m.
  • Michaels: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • New York & Company: 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Nordstrom: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Office Depot: Doors opened at 7:45 a.m.
  • Old Navy
  • Patagonia: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Pep Boys: Doors opened at 7 a.m.
  • Petco
  • PetSmart: Doors opened at 7 a.m.
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Rite Aid: Doors opened at 7 a.m.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Sam’s Club: Doors opened at 7 a.m.
  • Sears: Doors opened at 7 a.m.
  • Sephora
  • Shoe Carnival: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Staples: Stores opened at 7 a.m.
  • Stein Mart: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Target: Closed at 11 p.m.; opening times varied by location
  • T.J.Maxx
  • Tractor Supply Co.: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • True Value: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Ulta Beauty: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Victoria’s Secret: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Walgreens: Doors opened at 7 a.m.
  • Walmart: Remained open from Thanksgiving morning

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