Whatever you do, at least get the turkey in advance!
Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner in your own home or attending a feast elsewhere, chances are you’ve forgotten that little something that makes you run out to grab it…only to find out the store is closed for the holiday.
Luckily, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide detailing which stores will be open and closed on November 23rd this year so you can strategize your shopping needs in advance. We’ve also included the store’s opening hours for the day.
Thanksgiving gives many workers a break before the official start of the holiday shopping season, especially before Black Friday which takes place the next day when the clock strikes midnight on November 24th.
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The trend of US retailers and wholesalers putting their employees first and closing their businesses for the holiday began in 2020, since Walmart made the decision to close stores at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Target has followed suit in an attempt to cut down on crowds and make shopping less stressful for its customers. The company continued to close stores the following year and made the decision to permanently close on Thanksgiving.
This year, for the first time in company history, Walgreens announced that all of its stores and pharmacies will be closed on Thanksgiving “so team members can spend time with their loved ones,” a spokesperson told PEOPLE. However, Walgreen’s 24-hour locations will remain open “to meet the healthcare needs of customers and patients.”
Below is a list of confirmed businesses that will be closed on Thanksgiving and stores that will be open for the holiday this year.
Confirmed stores to be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2023:
- Barnes & Noble
- Best Buy
- Home Depot
- Sam’s club
- TJ Maxx
- Supply of tractors
- Trader Joe’s
- Ulta beauty
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Confirmed stores to be open on Thanksgiving 2023:
7-Eleven store. ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty
- ACME (varies by location)
- 7-Eleven (depends on location)
- Dollar General (varies by location)
- Dunkin’ (varies by location; check the Dunkin’ mobile app to confirm local store hours)
- Family Dollar (depends on location)
- Walgreens (pharmacy services will be open 24 hours; non-pharmacy services vary by location)
- Whole Foods (varies by location)