Thanksgiving is a federal holiday, which means many public institutions are closed so families can get together for the festivities.

However, most stores in the United States are not public, which means they have a choice about whether or not they remain open.

The majority of businesses choose to close on Thanksgiving Day, to allow employees to be with their loved ones, but this is not always the case.

from costco to target, NEWSWEEK It breaks Thanksgiving opening hours for some of the largest stores in the country.

Are stores open on Thanksgiving 2021?

  • best buy – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • a lot Some stores will remain open on Thanksgiving Day. Call your local store or find a department store locator to see if your nearest branch is open.
  • costco – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • CVS Some stores will remain open on Thanksgiving Day. Call your local store or find a CVS store locator to see if your nearest branch is open.
  • dicks sporting goods – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • general dollar Some stores will remain open on Thanksgiving Day. Call your local store or search the Dollar General store locator to see if your nearest branch is open.
  • JC Penny – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • kohl – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Messi – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Nordstrom – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Ralph Some stores will remain open on Thanksgiving Day. Call your local store or find a Ralph store locator to see if your nearest branch is open.
  • Sam’s Club – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Burn Some stores will remain open on Thanksgiving Day. Call your local store or find a Sears store locator to see if your nearest branch is open.
  • targeting – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • TJ Max – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Merchant Joe – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Ulta – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Walgreens Some stores will remain open on Thanksgiving Day. Call your local store or find a Walgreens store locator to see if your nearest branch is open.
  • Walmart – Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Whole Food Market Some stores will remain open on Thanksgiving Day. Call your local store or search the Whole Foods Market locator to see if your nearest branch is open.

For stores that have some branches open, the best way to find out their exact opening hours is to consult your local store, as opening times will vary from one branch to another.

Other than stores, most public offices are closed, such as the United States Postal Service (USPS) which resumes service in Black Friday.

Likewise, many banks are closed on Thanksgiving, as are federal offices.

Walmart store in New Jersey, United States
The exterior of a Walmart store in North Bergen, New Jersey, seen on August 23, 2020.
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