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Call ahead to double-check holiday hours at local stores

While most stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, there are still plenty of places to go for those last-minute turkey day essentials or to get a head start on Black Friday shopping. From major retailers to grocery markets and big box stores, here is a list of retailers that will be open for Thanksgiving this year:

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Big Lots

Big Lots locations will operate from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Many locations will be open on Thanksgiving, including the pharmacy, though customers are advised to check for specific hours.

Dollar General

Spectacular savings from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family Dollar

Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Five Below

Save big from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.


Most stores will be open from 6 a.m. to midnight.

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For any last-minute crafts, Michaels opens from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Old Navy

Most of the clothing stores will open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open through Black Friday.


Non-24-hour stores may operate on holiday schedules with reduced hours. Pharmacy hours can vary.

Whole Foods Market

Many stores will be open for modified hours on Thanksgiving.

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