Costco, IKEA & These Other Major Stores Will Close on Thanksgiving Day

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It’s not even Halloween, but there’s no time like the present to start your holiday shopping game plan—and for those super shoppers out there, that means you need to know which stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Read on to see the list.

When did standing in line at a store on Thanksgiving—instead of sitting at home eating a fab feast with family—become a thing? We don’t know exactly, but it’s become increasingly more common for stores to be open on Thanksgiving Day in anticipation of Black Friday sales. But there are plenty of retailers putting their foot down—and keep their stores closed.

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So which favorite retailers will lock their doors, allowing their staff to stay home and feast on turkey, cranberries and marshmallow sweet potato casserole? You can count on some of the biggest big box stores to be closed on Thanksgiving Day this year, including Costco, Home Depot, Lowe’s, IKEA and Sam’s Club.

Here are 24 more stores you won’t find open on Thanksgiving Day, either. For a full list of stores, visit

A.C. Moore

American Girl

AT&T (company-owned stores)

BJ’s Wholesale Club


Crate & Barrel


dressbarn (majority of stores)


Hobby Lobby




Nordstrom Rack



Pier 1 Imports



Sprint (some mall retail stores and kiosks may open on Thanksgiving)


Sur La Table

The Container Store

TJ Maxx

If you’re wondering if more stores will join this list, we can’t say for sure. Look for updates on future Thanksgiving store closing announcements at

—Erica Loop



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