List of stores that are closed on Thanksgiving

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 1.6 percent on Thanksgiving and Black Friday in 2017, 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 a brief entry into Thanksgiving shopping.

Staples, 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 last year 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. Acme Tools
  6. Allen Edmonds
  7. American Girl
  8. At Home
  9. AT&T (company-owned stores)
  10. Barnes & Noble
  11. Big 5 Sporting Goods
  12. BJ’s Wholesale Club
  13. Blain’s Farm & Fleet
  14. Bob’s Discount Furniture
  15. Burlington
  16. Christopher & Banks
  17. Cost Plus World Market
  18. Costco
  19. Craft Warehouse
  20. Crate and Barrel
  21. Dillard’s
  22. Dressbarn (majority of stores)
  23. El Dorado Furniture
  24. Fleet Farm
  25. Gardner-White Furniture
  26. Guitar Center
  27. H&M
  28. Half Price Books
  29. Harbor Freight Tools
  30. Hobby Lobby
  31. Home Depot
  32. HomeGoods
  33. Homesense
  34. IKEA
  35. JOANN Stores
  36. Lamps Plus
  37. Lowe’s
  38. Marshalls
  39. Mattress Firm
  40. Menards
  41. Micro Center
  42. Music & Arts
  43. Nebraska Furniture Mart
  44. Nordstrom
  45. Nordstrom Rack
  46. Office Depot & OfficeMax
  47. P.C. Richard & Son
  48. Patagonia
  49. Pep Boys
  50. Petco
  51. PetSmart
  52. Pier 1 Imports
  53. Publix
  54. Raymour & Flanigan
  55. REI
  56. Sam’s Club
  57. Sierra Trading Post
  58. Sportsman’s Warehouse
  59. Sprint (mall-based stores and kiosks may open)
  60. Staples
  61. Stein Mart
  62. Sur La Table
  63. The Container Store
  64. The Original Mattress Factory
  65. The Paper Store
  66. TJ Maxx
  67. Tractor Supply Co.
  68. Trader Joe’s
  69. Trollbeads
  70. Von Maur
  71. West Marine

Some retailers have yet to announce Thanksgiving plans. Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), which has struggled to reverse a decline in sales, opened its stores at 6 p.m. last year. Target (NYSE:TGT), Macy’s (NYSE:M), Kohl’s (NYSE:KSS) and JC Penney (NYSE:JCP) also remained open on Thanksgiving a year ago.