Thanksgiving is usually the big day on the calendar in November, but this year the holiday took a backseat to Election Day — so much so that many people say they delayed the start of their holiday shopping until after the votes had been counted. Now here we are, with only a few days to go before Thanksgiving (and, more importantly to some folks, Black Friday); you’ll need to know which stores are opening when in order to maximize your shopping efficiency.
Below is a list of more than three dozen of the nation’s most popular retailers, along with information on whether that store will be open or closed on Thanksgiving, and when you can expect it to open on Black Friday.
Note that some of these — especially the stores that are most frequently found inside of shopping malls — have hours that can vary greatly depending on location. Additionally, some of the data is based on information we’ve been able to cobble together from store websites or by calling around to multiple locations.
If we get more precise information about the retailers with vague holiday hours, or if we hear from additional retailers about their hours, this list will be updated right up until we call it quits for the long weekend on Wednesday afternoon.