These stores are closed on Thanksgiving

By Matthew Rocco
Published November 07, 2017

Updated Nov. 13

A growing number of stores have chosen to open for Thanksgiving Day in recent years, hoping to get a head start on Black Friday shopping. This year, at least five dozen retail chains are taking a stand against the holiday shopping trend.

Companies have said employees and would-be shoppers should spend the day with their families. Also, more consumers are skipping the lines and searching for doorbusters online, making Thanksgiving hours less important to some retailers. Store traffic dropped roughly 1% on Thanksgiving and Black Friday in 2016, according to ShopperTrak.

Some of the retailers that plan to observe the holiday this year are traditionally closed on Thanksgiving. Others are going back to their roots after getting a brief taste of Thanksgiving sales.

Staples (NASDAQ:SPLS), which had late Thanksgiving hours in 2013 and 2014, did an about-face in 2015 and will remain closed this year. Steve Matyas, CEO of Staples Retail, said the holidays “are a special time for creating memories with loved ones, and at Staples we want to ensure that on Thanksgiving Day, our customers and associates are able to do so.”

These stores will be closed this Thanksgiving, according to a list compiled by

  1. A.C. Moore
  2. Abt Electronics
  3. Academy Sports + Outdoors
  4. Ace Hardware
  5. At Home
  6. Babies R Us
  7. BJ’s Wholesale Club
  8. Blain’s Farm and Fleet
  9. Burlington
  10. Cost Plus World Market
  11. Costco
  12. Craft Warehouse
  13. Crate and Barrel
  14. Dillard’s
  15. dressbarn
  16. DSW – Designer Shoe Warehouse
  17. Ethan Allen
  18. Gardner-White Furniture
  19. Guitar Center
  20. H&M
  21. Half Price Books
  22. Harbor Freight
  23. Hobby Lobby
  24. Home Depot
  25. HomeGoods
  26. Homesense
  27. IKEA
  28. JOANN Fabric and Craft Stores
  29. Jos. A. Bank
  30. La-Z-Boy (corporate-owned stores)
  31. Lowe’s
  32. Marshalls
  33. Mattress Firm
  34. Micro Center
  35. Mills Fleet Farm
  36. Music & Arts
  37. Neiman Marcus
  38. Nordstrom
  39. Nordstrom Rack
  40. Office Depot and OfficeMax
  41. Outdoor Research
  42. P.C. Richard & Son
  43. Party City
  44. Patagonia
  45. Petco
  46. PetSmart
  47. Pier 1 Imports
  48. Publix
  49. Raymour & Flanigan Furniture
  50. REI
  51. Sam’s Club
  52. Sears Hometown Stores
  53. Sears Outlet
  54. Shoe Carnival
  55. Sierra Trading Post
  56. Sportsman’s Warehouse
  57. Sprint
  58. Staples
  59. Stein Mart
  60. Sur La Table
  61. The Container Store
  62. The Original Mattress Factory
  63. TJ Maxx
  64. Tractor Supply
  65. Trollbeads
  66. Von Maur
  67. West Marine

Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), which has struggled to reverse a decline in sales, will open its stores at 6 p.m. Target (NYSE:TGT), Macy’s (NYSE:M), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS), JC Penney (NYSE:JCP) and Bass Pro Shops also plan to open on Thanksgiving.