What’s Open Thanksgiving Day 2023: All You Should Know

What’s Open Thanksgiving Day 2023
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If you forgot to buy enough butter for the big feast or are just a professional procrastinator, you can still get what you need on Thanksgiving Day.

The likes of Walmart, Target, and Costco will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but many smaller shops, such as supermarkets and drugstores, will have reduced hours.

Regardless, here’s what will be open or closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Grocery Stores Open on Thanksgiving 2023

  • Albertsons: You can pick up a complete holiday dinner or just the one ingredient you forgot. Simply check the hours of your local store.
  • ACME Market: If you forgot to stock up on drinks, don’t worry; ACME locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Jewel-Osco: Impress your in-laws by picking up their favorite ground coffee on Thanksgiving morning. Check with your local Jewel-Osco for exact hours.
  • Harris Teeter: Are you running low on essentials? From 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., all Harris Teeter locations will be open.
  • Kroger: Stock up on canned goods and spices at Kroger, which will be open on Thanksgiving Day until early evening.
  • Meijer: If you forget to buy dessert, all Meijer locations will be open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Safeway: Safeway is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. if you need a last-minute ingredient for one of your favourite dishes.
  • Ralphs: Do you need to run into Ralphs for a few last-minute items? The majority of stores will be open from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • ShopRite: Before you leave to get another can of green beans, call your local grocery store to confirm their hours of operation.
  • Sprouts Farmers Market: If you’re missing fruits or vegetables for your meal, all stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Stop & Shop will be open on Thanksgiving, but check with your local store for specific hours.
  • Mr. Thumb: This Texas-based supermarket chain will be open on Thanksgiving. Check with your local store for specific hours.
  • Vons: If you need any last-minute groceries, go to Vons. They advise customers to check with their local store and pharmacy before going out on Thanksgiving.
  • Whole Foods: The upscale grocery store chain will be open on November 23, but customers should check their local stores for hours closer to the holiday.
  • Wegmans: Depending on your location, Wegmans will be open from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store will be closed on Thanksgiving in New England.

Stores Closed on Thanksgiving 2023

  • A.C. Moore
  • Ashley Furniture
  • Aldi
  • BAM! Books-A-Million
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Best Buy
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • Century21
  • Calvin Klein
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Costco
  • Duane Reade
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Fareway
  • Forever 21
  • Fleet Farm
  • Home Depot
  • HomeSense
  • HomeGoods
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kohl’s
  • JCPenny
  • Marshalls
  • Macy’s
  • Michaels
  • Nordstrom
  • Menards
  • PetSmart
  • Petco
  • Pottery Barn
  • Sam’s Club
  • Publix
  • Sierra
  • Sephora
  • Staples
  • Target
  • Sur La Table
  • T-Mobile
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Von Maur
  • Ulta Beauty
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • White House Black Market

Other Retail Stores That Will Be Open for Thanksgiving 2023

  • Cabela’s: Do you want to get out of the house on Thanksgiving? Take a look around Cabela’s. Who knows, you might even take a fish from their aquarium home with you! Check with your local Cabela’s for holiday hours.
  • Bass Pro Shops: Spend your Thanksgiving outdoors with family, hunting, camping, or fishing. At Bass Pro Shops, you can stock up on necessities. Check with your local store for updated hours.
  • CVS: If you want to express your gratitude to loved ones with “Thank You” cards, most CVS locations will be open during regular business hours.
  • Dollar Tree: Need some last-minute Thanksgiving decorations? From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., you can get them at Dollar Tree.
  • Dollar General: You can get last-minute disposable serving spoons, extra garbage bags, and fun games to keep the kids entertained at Dollar General, which will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts: Dunkin’ Donuts will be open, but check the hours of your local store to ensure you can get a cup of coffee before a long day with the family.
  • Sears: For Black Friday deals on Thursday, go to Sears at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.
  • Rite Aid: Rite Aid has you covered for any quick fix. Thanksgiving Day hours vary depending on the location.
  • Starbucks: Don’t worry; you can still get a PSL on Thanksgiving! Inquire about the hours of operation at your nearest store.

States Where Liquor Stores Are Open on Thanksgiving 2023

  • Arizona
  • Alaska
  • California
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Michigan
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • South Carolina
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Is Target Open on Thanksgiving?

Target will not be open on Thanksgiving Day in 2023. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Target was open on Thanksgiving every year. This will be the fourth year in a row that the company’s doors will be closed for the holiday. That is unlikely to change anytime soon. Target announced in 2021 that it would no longer open its stores on Thanksgiving Day indefinitely.

Are Walmart and Sam’s Club open on Thanksgiving?

Walmart and Sam’s Club are not open on Thanksgiving.

Is Costco open on Thanksgiving?

No, Costco will not be open on Thursday, November 23. Thanksgiving is one of seven holidays when Costco’s warehouses in the United States are closed.

Why is Thanksgiving the best holiday?

Thanksgiving (and all the food, family, and traditions that go with it) allows us to take a day to reflect on everything we’re thankful for, surrounded by the people who matter the most.

Is Thanksgiving as big as Christmas?

Thanksgiving is the most important American holiday because, more than Christmas or the Fourth of July, it is a time when American families reunite, express gratitude for one another, and feel closer than at any other time.

Why is Thanksgiving on Thursday?

President George Washington declared Thursday, November 26, as a day of public thanksgiving in 1789, but the holiday shifted informally from month to month and date to date in the years that followed. With President Abraham Lincoln’s declaration in 1863, the last Thursday in November became the norm.


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