32 Stores Open on Thanksgiving in 2023
Looking to buy a turkey or last-minute item on November 23? These are the stores open on Thanksgiving, from supermarkets and pharmacies to retail shops and coffeehouses.
Mistakes happen, and Thanksgiving isn’t immune to minor inconveniences. Maybe you forgot to buy green beans for your famous casserole. Maybe you burned your first pie and need to grab more flour for a new crust. Or maybe you need to snag an extra chair for your third cousin’s new girlfriend, who is now unexpectedly coming to dinner. Whatever your need, you can rest assured that there are indeed stores open on Thanksgiving.
Grocery stores seem to be your best bet for last-minute items, but there are a handful of other retail stores open on Thanksgiving as well (although you’ll have to wait until Black Friday for most of those holiday gifts). Since hours are subject to change based on location, be sure to call your local stores to double-check before you go.
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Grocery stores open on Thanksgiving
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ACME: Most locations will be open during regular hours, but check with your local store before you head over.
Albertsons: Most stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Fairway Market: Most locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Food Lion: Most locations will be open during normal hours, typically 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Fresh Market: Open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Giant Food: Stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Harris Teeter: Open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
H.E.B.: Open from 6 a.m. until noon.
Kroger: Stores will have reduced hours, so check your local store for exact hours.
Meijer: Stores are open, but hours may vary.
Piggy Wiggly: Stores are open, but hours may vary based on location.
Ralphs: Most locations will be open from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Safeway: Most stores will be open, but hours vary by location.
Save A Lot: Some stores are open, with hours varying by location.
Sprouts Farmers Market: Open between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Stop & Shop: Stores are open during normal hours, typically 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Vons: Stores are open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wawa: Most stores are open 24 hours.
Wegmans: Most stores will be open from 6 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Whole Foods: Most locations will be open at 7 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.
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Retail stores open on Thanksgiving
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Bass Pro Shops: Open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Big Lots: Open from 7 a.m. to midnight.
Dollar General: Most locations stay open, but check in with your local store, as hours may vary based on location.
Family Dollar: Open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Five Below: Check with your local store for hours.
Michaels: Open from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Old Navy: Opens at 3 p.m. and stays open through Black Friday.
Sears: Opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night.
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Other stores open on Thanksgiving
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CVS: Most locations will be open, but some may operate on reduced hours. Check in with your local store before hopping in the car.
Rite Aid: Most stores will be open, but hours vary by location.
Starbucks: Stores are open, but hours may vary based on location.
Walgreens: Most locations will be open, but some may operate on reduced hours. Most 24-hour stores should maintain their normal hours.
If you can get to one of the pharmacies, you may be able to pick up some last-minute Thanksgiving decorations.
Stores closed on Thanksgiving
- Barnes & Noble
- Bath & Body Works
- Best Buy
- BJ’s Wholesale Club
- Dick’s Sporting Goods
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
- Sam’s Club
- TJ Maxx
- Trader Joe’s
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