Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and so you might be wondering whether Walmart will be open for the holiday in case you need to pick up last-minute supplies for the big turkey day. Here’s what you need to know before you head out to a Walmart location on Thanksgiving Day.
Is Walmart Open on Thanksgiving?
If you need to do some shopping on Nov. 23, unfortunately, Walmart will be closed on Thanksgiving. You won’t be able to stock up on those much-needed supplies, so be sure to get your holiday fixings before then. Walmart will, however, be open the day after Thanksgiving at 6 a.m. if you’re looking for some Black Friday deals.
Walmart Holiday Hours 2023
For a majority of traditional or government holidays, Walmart stores are open with regular hours. Although hours can vary by location in some areas, the store hours are typically 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The only holidays Walmart fully shutters its doors are Thanksgiving and Christmas Day, with limited hours on Christmas Eve. Below is a breakdown of holiday hours for Walmart in 2023.
|Holiday||Date||Is Walmart Open or Closed?|
|New Year’s Day||Sunday, Jan. 1||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Martin Luther King Jr. Day||Monday, Jan. 16||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Presidents Day||Monday, Feb. 20||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Good Friday||Friday, April 7||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Easter Sunday||Sunday, April 9||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Memorial Day||Monday, May 29||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Juneteenth||Monday, June 19||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Independence Day||Tuesday, July 4||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Labor Day||Monday, Sept. 4||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
Indigenous Peoples Day
|Monday, Oct. 9||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Veterans Day||Saturday, Nov. 11||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Day Before Thanksgiving||Wednesday, Nov. 22||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Thanksgiving Day||Thursday, Nov. 23||Closed|
|Day After Thanksgiving||Friday, Nov. 24||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Christmas Eve||Monday, Dec. 24||Open 12 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Christmas Day||Sunday, Dec. 25||Closed|
|Day After Christmas||Tuesday, Dec. 26||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|New Year’s Eve||Saturday, Dec. 31||Open 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
When Is Walmart Closed?
Walmart is closed on the following holidays:
- Christmas Day
Walmart’s Holiday Return Policy
Walmart’s return dates are extended for gifts purchased between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. The last day for holiday returns is Jan. 31, 2024. These are the return windows for certain items:
- Major appliances: 2 days
- Marketplace luxury items: 14 days
- Wireless phones: 14 days
- Walmart protection plans: 30 days
- Home Depot
- Trader Joes
- Whole Foods
Final Take To GO
Walmart has you covered for all of your holiday needs. Many of its locations are open at hours at your convenience, no matter what your schedule looks like. You can get your travel supplies for the long weekend ahead of time. Or, if you need to run out for party favors at the last minute, you won’t need to worry about forgetting anything. Just remember that the doors will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
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Melanie Grafil and Bernadette Steele contributed to the reporting for this article.
All holiday hours were confirmed as of Nov. 15, 2023. Check with your local retailer to confirm specific hours. Hours and policies are subject to change.