Here Are The Stores That Are Actually Closed On Thanksgiving Day

These retailers are observing the Thanksgiving holiday in lieu of extending Black Friday sales even earlier.

This year, Kmart stores will open to the public at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

This year, Kmart stores will open to the public at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

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And they’ll stay open for a grueling 42 hours straight — a full hour longer than last year for shoppers (and employees).

And while extended Black Friday shopping hours arebecoming a trend, there are a growing number of retailers that are committed to giving their employees Thanksgiving Day off.

And while extended Black Friday shopping hours are becoming a trend, there are a growing number of retailers that are committed to giving their employees Thanksgiving Day off.

1. A.C. Moore

A.C. Moore

2. American Girl Place

American Girl Place

3. Babies “R” Us

Babies "R" Us

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The company’s flagship Toys “R” Us stores will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

4. Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble

5. Bed, Bath & Beyond

Bed, Bath & Beyond

6. BJ’s


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7. Burlington Coat Factory

Burlington Coat Factory

8. Cabela’s


9. Costco


“Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families. Nothing more complicated than that,” a spokesperson said.

10. Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel

11. Dillard’s


“We choose to remain closed on Thanksgiving in longstanding tradition of honoring of our customers’ and associates’ time with family,” a spokesperson for Dillard’s toldThinkProgress.

12. DSW


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This statement is from the Working America Facebook Page.

13. GameStop


“While other retailers are competing to open doors earlier and earlier for the holidays, GameStop is ‘Protecting the Family’ again this year by keeping doors closed on Thanksgiving and advocating for others to do the same,” a spokesperson said.

14. H&M


The Swedish retailer will close its U.S. stores on Thanksgiving Day.

15. Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby

16. Home Depot

Home Depot


18. Joann Fabrics

Joann Fabrics

“We ask a lot from our Team Members during the holidays, and Thanksgiving Day is a valued tradition for many families,” said Travis Smith, chief executive officer and president of Jo-Ann Stores, in a statement to Mental Floss last year.

19. Lowe’s


20. Mattress Firm

Mattress Firm

21. Nordstrom


“We just like the idea of celebrating one holiday at a time,” the store said in a flier.

22. Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus

23. Patagonia


“It’s a holiday — we’re closed!” a spokesperson said.

24. P.C. Richard & Son

P.C. Richard & Son

25. Petco


26. PetSmart


27. Pier 1 Imports

Pier 1 Imports

28. Publix Supermarkets

Publix Supermarkets

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29. REI


In addition to being closed on Thanksgiving, REI will also be closed on Black Fridayand is leading the social media campaign #OptOutside to encourage activities other than shopping.

30. Sam’s Club

Sam's Club

31. Staples


32. Sur La Table

Sur La Table

33. Talbot’s


34. Marshalls, Homegoods, and T.J. Maxx.

Marshalls, Homegoods, and T.J. Maxx.

“We consider ourselves an Associate-friendly Company, and, we are pleased to give our Associates the time to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends,” a spokesperson for TJX stores told Think Progress in a statement last year.

35. Tractor Supply Co.

Tractor Supply Co.

With the exception of REI, all these stores will reopen on Black Friday and all will be open online on Thanksgiving Day.

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Radioshack will remain open on Thanksgiving Day this year. An earlier version of this list included it after the store was closed on Thanksgiving in 2014.

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