Thanksgiving & Black Friday 2016 Store Hours: Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Kroger, Kohl’s, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s – What’s Open, Closed, Shopping
Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, Nov. 24, and it’s a federal holiday—and a number of major retailers are closed down for the day.
Many of the stores—notably—are open Black Friday, the day after the holiday, with deals.
Here is a list of stores that are open or closed for Thanksgiving:
Walmart is open from 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Store hours are open 24 hours per day until supplies last. The Walmart Black Friday sale officially starts online starting 12:01 a.m. PDT on Thanksgiving Day. The Black Friday sale starts when stores reopen at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. But line up to get in the door early.
Kmart is open from 6 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. It closes at 10 p.m. Black Friday.
Dollar General is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thanksgiving, but hours vary from location to location.
JC Penney is open 3 p.m. Thanksgiving and won’t close until 10 p.m. Black Friday.
Best Buy opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and closes at 12 midnight. It will reopen at 9 a.m. Black Friday and close 10 p.m.
Toys R Us opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and will remain open until 11 p.m. on Black Friday.
Macy’s opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. It will close at 3 a.m. Black Friday and then reopen at 9 a.m. on the same day before closing at 10 p.m. Store hours vary, however. AP reported that Macy’s is opening one hour earlier on Thanksgiving 2016, compared with 2015.
Sears opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and closes at 12 a.m. Black Friday. It’s open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday.
Target opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and will remain open indefinitely until supplies last. Store hours vary.
Home Depot is open 6 am. Black Friday until 9 p.m. Not open Thanksgiving.
Staples is open 6 am. Black Friday until 9 p.m. Not open Thanksgiving.
Kohl’s is open at 6 p.m on Thanksgiving.
Costco is open 9 a.m. Black Friday until 8:30 p.m. Not open Thanksgiving.
Banks like Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank, Bank of America, TD Bank, and HSBC are closed. They open Black Friday; hours are normal.
All courts, from the local to federal level, are shut down.
The department of motor vehicles offices (DMV) are closed for Thanksgiving.
Stores like CVS, Rite Aid, Duane Reade, and Walgreens are also open on Thanksgiving. Some are open 24 hours.
Most convenience stores like 7-Eleven and Circle K are open.
Dick’s Sporting Goods is open 6 p.m. and closes 2 a.m. Friday. On Black Friday, it’s open at 5 a.m.
Sam’s Club is open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday; closed Thanksgiving.
Hhgregg is open 4 p.m. and closes 12 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. It opens at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
Gamestop is closed Thanksgiving; it’s open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
All banks are closed on Thanksgiving. That includes Wells Fargo, Chase bank, Citibank, Bank of America, TD Bank, Capital One, and HSBC. Some branches that located in stores may be open.
Travel during Thanksgiving holiday
As reported by The Associated Press, Thanksgiving travel is expected to be harsh and heavy.
Americans took to the roads, air, and rail lines on Wednesday for what is expected to be the busiest Thanksgiving travel period in nearly a decade. About 49 million people are expected to travel at least 50 miles Wednesday and Sunday—the most since 2007—due to lower gas prices and an improving economy, according to AAA.