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45 Stores That Won't Be Open On Thanksgiving Day 2016

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Originally celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest, Thanksgiving has grown over the years as a celebration of quality time with loved ones. That is until 2015, where we saw more and more stores opening as early as 6 PM on Thanksgiving day. That means that more and more people are breaking up the festivities early. Not to mention, employees are having to work on instead of spending quality time with family and friends.

If you really need to get a jump on crossing items off your shopping list, many stores offer the same deals online as they do in-store! Allowing you to spend a little extra time digesting that last helping of dinner. That means no waiting in lines, no crowds and delivery directly to your door. Who says you can't have your turkey and eat it too?

Here are 45 retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day:
  • A.C. Moore
  • Academy Sports
  • American Girl
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Blains Farm & Fleet
  • Burlington
  • Cabela's
  • Christmas Tree Shops
  • Christopher and Banks
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • DSW
  • Fred Meyers
  • Game Stop
  • Guitar Center
  • Half Price Books
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • Home Goods
  • IKEA
  • Jo-Ann Fabrics & Craft Stores
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Menards
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot & OfficeMax
  • P.C.Richard & Son
  • Patagonia
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flannigan
  • REI
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Staples
  • The Container Store
  • T.J.Maxx

For updates and the latest deals check out websites like They have the info on stores that are open, closed, special coupons, catalogues and, of course, Black Friday sales.

Merissa Principe is a teacher and a freelance travel blogger from NYC. Teaching early childhood education has provided Merissa an opportunity to travel all over the world and live in new places. Be sure to follow her at for all things travel, beauty, fashion and New York City.
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