As more and more consumers do their shopping on Black Friday, some retailers have extended the deals through the holiday weekend, including on Thanksgiving Day. Target, Sears, and Kmart, for example, will all open that evening for early deal-shoppers. But this year, a record number of stores have already confirmed they'll be closed on Thanksgiving, which falls on Thursday, November 22.
BestBlackFriday.com compiled a list of the stores that have announced closures so far, including department stores, grocery stores, and more. As Phillip Dengler, head of editorial and content marketing for the site told USA Today, the current count is the highest it's ever been at this time of year. According to BestBlackFriday.com, some companies cited family time as the primary reason for shutting their doors for the day.
Here's the complete list, along with others that Ikaroo.info has independently confirmed. Plus, see which restaurants are open and closed for Thanksgiving.
Grocery Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
In a perfect world, you'd get all the ingredients for Thanksgiving dinner in the days before. But if you forgot something, skip these supermarkets, which are closed for Turkey Day.
- Stonewall Kitchen
- Trader Joe's
Membership Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
Make sure to stock up for the season ahead of time. These clubs halt for the holiday.
- BJ’s Wholesale Club
- Sam’s Club
Home Improvement Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
Put the projects on the back burner—at least for the time being! Here's which hardware and home improvement stores will shut their doors on Thursday, November 22.
- Ace Hardware
- Acme Tools
- Harbor Freight Tools
- Home Depot
- Northern Tool
- Tractor Supply Co.
Craft Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
- A.C. Moore
- Craft Warehouse
- Hobby Lobby
- Jo-Ann Stores
Clothing/Department Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
Black Friday's a better day to browse the racks anyway. Today, focus on filling out that waistband!
- Allen Edmonds
- Mall of America
- Christopher & Banks
- Nordstrom Rack
- Stein Mart
- The Paper Store
- TJ Maxx
- Von Maur
Electronics Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
Accidentally drop your phone into a big pot of gravy? Your help desk session will have to wait. These providers and electronics stores will be closed for the holiday.
- Abt Electronics
- Micro Center
- P.C. Richard & Son
- Sprint (retail stores closed, but mall kiosks may be open)
Office Supplies Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
Most people are out of office on Thanksgiving Day, and so are the employees at these supply stores.
- Office Depot
Music Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
Save instrument-shopping for Black Friday, and groove to the tunes on our Thanksgiving playlist instead.
- Music & Arts
- Guitar Center
Home Furnishing Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
Between fall decor and the heavenly smells coming from the kitchen, your house is probably already as cozy as it's going to get.
- At Home
- Bob’s Discount Furniture
- Cost Plus World Market
- Crate and Barrel
- El Dorado Furniture
- Gardner-White Furniture
- Lamps Plus
- Mattress Firm
- Nebraska Furniture Mart
- Pier 1 Imports
- Raymour & Flanigan
- Sur La Table
- The Container Store
- The Original Mattress Factory
- West Elm
Sporting Goods Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
Suit up for the turkey trot with the gear you have at home. These sports shops won't be running on Thanksgiving Day.
- Academy Sports + Outdoors
- Big 5 Sporting Goods
- Blain’s Farm & Fleet
- Fleet Farm
- Gander Outdoors
- Outdoor Research
- Sierra Trading Post
- Sportsman’s Warehouse
- West Marine
Bookstores Closed on Thanksgiving
Reading's a great activity while you're digesting that dinner, but don't run out to these stores to buy the latest books.
- Barnes & Noble
- Half Price Books
Pet Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
Fetch any last-minute dog or cat needs elsewhere. Life's ruff!
Other Stores Closed on Thanksgiving
Both the auto shop Pep Boys and the kids' store American Girl will be closed for the holiday.
- Pep Boys
- American Girl