What’s Open Thanksgiving? Hours; Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS Pharmacies, Starbucks, McDonald’s, Walmart, Target, Costco, and Closing Times

November 26, 2014 Updated: June 24, 2015    

A number of stores and retailers Thanksgiving are closed, but stores like Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS are open.

Walgreens – Usually open 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Pharmacy hours and availability vary; some are closed.

CVS – Usually open 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Pharmacy hours vary.

Rite Aid – Most stores open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Most pharmacies are open 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Walmart – Most stores open regular hours, but some open at 6 p.m.

Target – Most stores open 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Kroger – Open starting from 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Kmart – Open from 6 a.m. Thanksgiving. See hours.

McDonalds – Open Thanksgiving. Hours vary.

Starbucks – Open Thanksgiving. Hours vary.

Costco – Closed on Thanksgiving. Friday hours vary by location.

Staples – Open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Sears – Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving.

Best Buy – Opens at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving

RadioShack – Open at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving.

Macy’s – Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving.

Kohl’s – Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving.

Gamestop – Closed Thanksgiving; open 12:01 a.m. Friday.

JCPenney – Open 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

For a list of more store that are closed on Thanksgiving, go here.

Regarding Starbucks being open, a spokesperson said,  “Starbucks stores are a gathering place for the entire community and customers use our stores to connect over coffee in different ways every day,” reported The Huffington Post. “We are very happy to welcome customers on Thanksgiving in select store locations.”

 According to ThinkProgress, Kmart workers have said they will risk being fired if they don’t show up to work on Thanksgiving Day.

Kmart will open at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving.

“In a survey of 66 self-identified Kmart employees shared exclusively with ThinkProgress, two-thirds said there would be repercussions if they refused to work on Thanksgiving Day, including half who said they could be fired and others who said they risked getting written up or having their hours reduced in the future,” the website said.

One employee told the site: “A minor (under 18 years of age) was told if he obeyed his parents and went out of town with them it would result in his termination.”

Another person said, “No choice was ever given to us, we have to work. I ended up giving my notice with Kmart because of this. My last day is Wednesday, November 26th. My husband has cancer and I refuse to work Thanksgiving. I may never have another Thanksgiving with him. I quit.”

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