What Stores Open, Closed on Thanksgiving? Walgreens, CVS Pharmacies, Rite Aid, Starbucks, Kroger, Publix, and Whole Foods

November 21, 2018 Updated: November 22, 2018

On Thanksgiving Day, which is Nov. 22, a significant number of stores will be closed, but many pharmacies and drug stores will remain open.

Walgreens will be open per usual on Thanksgiving Day, and 24-hour locations will have the same hours. And Non-24 hour Walgreens stores are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Their pharmacies will also be open Thanksgiving Day, and the same goes for the 24-hour pharmacies. Normal business hours are expected for Black Friday.

CVS stores, meanwhile, are open Thanksgiving Day, while the 24-hour locations will have the same hours. Check local listings for hours.

Rite Aid stores will also be open in some locations starting at 7 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day. They will open 7 a.m. Black Friday.

Walmart’s pharmacies will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. They will have normal hours on Black Friday.

Target’s pharmacies are closed on Thanksgiving Day. They will have normal hours on Black Friday.

Starbucks is open Thanksgiving.

A number of stores will open later in the day on Thanksgiving Day and will stay open into Black Friday. Many stores appear to be opening earlier in the day on Thanksgiving.
Here are more listings for stores:

TARGET

Thanksgiving: Opens 5 p.m. and stays open all night to Black Friday.

KMART
Thanksgiving: Opens 6 a.m. on Thursday.

WALMART

Thanksgiving: Deals start at 6 p.m.

JC PENNEY

Thanksgiving: Opens 2 p.m. and stays open all night into Black Friday.

KOHL’S

Thanksgiving: Opens 5 p.m. and stays open all night into Black Friday.

MACY’s
Thanksgiving: Opens 5 p.m. and stays open all night into Black Friday.

SEARS

Thanksgiving: Opens 6 p.m.

Black Friday; Sears opens at 5 a.m.

BEST BUY

Thanksgiving: Opens 5 p.m.

GAMESTOP

Thanksgiving: 3 p.m.

HHGREGG

Thanksgiving: Opens 4 p.m. and closes 12 a.m. Friday

Black Friday: Opens 7 a.m.

RADIOSHACK

Thanksgiving: Opens 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Black Friday: Opens 8 a.m.

COSTCO

Thanksgiving: Closed

Black Friday: Opens 9 a.m.
SAM’S CLUB

Thanksgiving: Closed

Black Friday: Opens 7 a.m.

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS
Thanksgiving: Opens 6 p.m.

MICHAELS

Thanksgiving: Opens 6 p.m.

Meanwhile, for travel, mild weather and falling gasoline prices are helping Thanksgiving travelers get where they’re going while saving a few bucks.

Airports around the country were busy Wednesday, leading to more than 1,500 delayed flights by early afternoon on the East Coast. Only about 75 flights were canceled, however, with about 40 of those in San Francisco, according to tracking service FlightAware.

GasBuddy, a price-comparison site, said prices were under $2 a gallon in nine states, with several others hovering just above that mark.

“We will see the national average go lower because there are still drops in the pipeline,” said GasBuddy analyst Patrick DeHaan. He estimated that U.S. motorists are spending $100 million less each day on gasoline than they were a month ago.

AAA is forecasting the busiest Thanksgiving travel period since 2005. Most people who will travel at least 50 miles from home are going by car, according to the auto club. AAA spokesman Robert Sinclair credited a strong economy and rising consumer confidence, “and when we have a little time built into our schedules, we take advantage of it.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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