Is Trader Joe’s Open on Thanksgiving?

Campbell, USA - May 9, 2016: Trader Joe's grocery store in campbell California with sign above the entrance.
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With everyone looking to shop for the holiday, Trader Joe’s stores tend to get busy, especially at certain times of the year. Therefore, you should know its holiday schedule in 2023 to avoid any mishaps.

Trader Joe’s cares about its customers, which is why the schedule is set to be as convenient as possible. If a grocery run to Trader Joe’s is on your itinerary this holiday, this guide has all the information you need regarding the store’s scheduled hours of operation.

Is Trader Joe’s Open on Thanksgiving?

Trader Joe’s values the importance of this family-oriented holiday, which is why all its stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day. This allows both customers and staff to enjoy the day with their loved ones. Be sure to plan your shopping trip accordingly, as Trader Joe’s doors will be shut on this festive day.

Trader Joe’s Holiday Hours

Whether you’re planning a festive meal or need to pick up some holiday treats, it’s helpful to be aware of the Trader Joe’s schedule during these special times. Below is a detailed table of Trader Joe’s holiday hours for 2023, providing you with a handy reference for all the major holidays.

Holiday Date Is Trader Joe’s Open or Closed?
New Year’s Day Sunday, Jan. 1 Closed
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 16 Open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
President’s Day Monday, Feb. 20 Open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Good Friday Friday, April 7 Open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Easter Sunday Sunday, April 9 Open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Memorial Day Monday, May 29 Open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Juneteenth Monday, June 19 Open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Independence Day Monday, July 4 Open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 4 Open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Columbus Day
Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Monday, Oct. 9 Open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Veterans Day Saturday, Nov. 11 Open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Day Before Thanksgiving Wednesday, Nov. 22 Open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 23 Closed
Day After Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 24 Open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Christmas Eve Sunday, Dec. 24 Open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Christmas Day Monday, Dec. 25 Closed
Day After Christmas Tuesday, Dec. 26 Open from 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
New Year’s Eve Sunday, Dec. 31 Open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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Note that while most Trader Joe’s locations stick to a consistent schedule, it’s always a good idea to call ahead or check online to see if your local store is open on holidays. It is possible that individual locations have different hours.

When Is Trader Joe’s Open?

Trader Joe’s offers a straightforward and steady schedule for its customers. The stores operate every day of the week, from Monday through Sunday, with hours from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. This consistent timing makes it easy for shoppers to plan their visits during regular days, irrespective of the season.

When Does Trader Joe’s Close?

Trader Joe’s closes its doors on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. If you need to do shopping around these holidays, make sure to plan ahead and schedule your grocery run before then, especially if you’re planning on preparing a big Thanksgiving meal for your loved ones.

On Easter, Independence Day, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, most Trader Joe’s stores reduce their hours. Trader Joe’s will close at 5 p.m. on Easter and Independence Day. As for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, the typical closing time is at 6 p.m. for most, if not all, of its stores. Hours may vary from store to store, so check with your local store to confirm their schedule.

Ready to Shop During Trader Joe’s Holiday Hours?

You can rely on Trader Joe’s to provide you with everything you’ll need food-wise for any holiday, any season.

Good To Know

All Trader Joe’s stores will remain closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. If you must buy anything for the mentioned holidays, you can do so the day before the actual holiday or even earlier. Otherwise, you’ll have to visit alternative stores.

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Holiday Hours

Melanie Grafil and Amber Barkley 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. 16, 2023.


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