Is Walmart Open on Thanksgiving 2018? Is Target or Costco?

November 21, 2018 Updated: November 22, 2018

Thanksgiving Day 2018 is Thursday, Nov. 22, and that means that some stores will have odd or truncated hours—and some will be closed.

In Walmart stores, the Black Friday sale starts when they open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. It will be open continuously after that with extended hours on Black Friday.

Target is opening Thanksgiving Day at 5 p.m., and will have extended hours on Black Friday.

Costco is closed on Thanksgiving Day. It has the same hours on Black Friday.

Kroger is open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and will reopen at 6 a.m. on Friday.

Kmart is open at 6 a.m. Thursday and stays open all night to Black Friday.

For Publix, it’s website says that all stores and pharmacies will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Whole Foods’ hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Trader Joe’s is closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Kohl’s is open at 5 p.m. and stays open all night into Black Friday.

Macy’s is open at 5 p.m. and stays open all night into Black Friday.

Sears opens at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and closes 2 a.m. on Friday. It opens at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.

Most drugstore chains such as Walgreens, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, and CVS will have Thanksgiving Day hours for customers. The hours will vary from location to location. However, some stores might also have limited store hours for the holiday, so check first before going out.

Most state and local government offices are closed, but police and fire departments will remain open. Federal offices are closed. The stock market is shut down. Schools are closed.

A number of chain restaurants will remain open and some might offer Thanksgiving meals.

National banks like Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Citibank, Chase, Amerasia Bank, and HSBC will be closed Thanksgiving. They are open Black Friday.

Public schools, libraries, the DMV, and the post office are closed on Thanksgiving. Other government offices are closed, and government-operated bus and train services are likely on a holiday schedule.

The mail is also not being delivered.

Bad Weather?

Americans may need an extra helping of patience this Thanksgiving weekend, with the largest number of travelers in a decade expected to hit the road or board flights to celebrate with family and friends after a prosperous year for many.

The weather could complicate the journey in many parts of the country, as bitter, record-breaking cold blankets much of the Northeast on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, and heavy rain in Northern California threatens to bring mudslides.

Beginning on Tuesday, more than 54 million Americans are expected to travel 50 miles or more for the traditional feast, jamming highways, airports, railroads, and waterways, according to the American Automobile Association, the largest U.S. automotive advocacy group. That would rank as the highest travel volume since 2005.

“Consumers have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season: higher wages, more disposable income and rising levels of household wealth,” Bill Sutherland, a senior vice president at AAA Travel, said in a statement. “This is translating into more travelers kicking off the holiday season with a Thanksgiving getaway.”

Reuters contributed to this report.

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