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Surviving Thanksgiving

While Thanksgiving Day has traditionally been a day spent with friends and family, many consumers also spent the day shopping.

Below you will find our list of confirmed store openings:

Confirmed Store Openings

  • Best Buy – (opens at 5 p.m.)
  • Bed Bath and Beyond – (first time opened on Thanksgiving)
  • CVS – 24-hour stores; other locations vary
  • DSW – some locations open at 5 p.m.
  • JCPenney – (opens at 2 p.m.)
  • Kmart – (opens at 6 a.m.)
  • Macy’s, which issued the following statement: We are opening most Macy’s stores at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day again this year – the same as last year – to serve our customers who have an interest in shopping that day. Our staffing plan is designed to support our growth strategy and empower and incentivize our colleagues as they all have a role to play in our performance and a stake to win in our success. As we do every year, we surveyed our incredible colleagues in our stores to understand their Thanksgiving staffing preferences and allow them to opt-in for shifts. Additionally, colleagues who work any shift on Thanksgiving day will be compensated with overtime pay. We deeply value the commitment and contribution of our colleagues across the country as we continue to focus on meeting the needs of our customers.
  • Mattress Firm, which issued the following statement: Thanksgiving Day has become an increasingly popular sale day, with many retailers opting to keep their doors open. While we encourage our employees to take a break during the holidays, we also embrace our entrepreneurial spirit, which is why some of our stores are choosing to remain open on Thanksgiving. To see if your local Mattress Firm store is open on Thanksgiving, visit: go
  • New York & Company – (some locations opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving – some locations opening at 6 a.m. on Black Friday – check mall hours for both)
  • Old Navy – (opens at 3 p.m. and staying open until 11 p.m. Friday night – some mall locations may vary)
  • Sears – (opens at 6 p.m.)
  • Target – (opens at 5 p.m.)
  • Walgreens – 24-hour stores; other locations vary