Check out the list of stores that won't be open on Thanksgiving.

Expect some of your favorite stores to stay closed this Thanksgiving holiday. Walmart and Target have announced their closure along with dozens of other stores. This will be Walmart's first time closing their doors on Thanksgiving in over 30 years. This comes as a departure from what has been the norm in recent years, with some stores opening at 6 p.m. on Thursday for Black Friday shopping. 

COVID safety measures are being heightened nationwide this Thanksgiving as the nation prepares itself for an expected second surge this holiday season. To recoup potential sale losses, retailers are putting an emphasis on digital sales as well as offering deals on items earlier in the month.

The stores that have announced they will be closed Thanksgiving Day include the following: 

  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • BJ's Wholesale Club
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Foot Locker
  • GameStop
  • Home Depot
  • JCPenney
  • Kohl's
  • Macy's
  • Office Depot/Office Max
  • REI
  • Target
  • Ulta
  • Under Armour
  • Walmart
  • Williams Sonoma

BlackFriday.com lists several retailers that will also likely be closed this Thanksgiving holiday because they are usually closed regardless. These stores include the following: 

  • Ace Hardware
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Gap
  • Hobby Lobby
  • IKEA
  • Lowe's
  • Marshalls
  • Nordstrom
  • Petco
  • Petsmart
  • Staples
  • T.J. Maxx
  • The Container Store
  • World Market

What do you think? Will you be doing any Black Friday shopping this year? Are you glad stores will be closed on Thanksgiving, or disappointed? Tell us in the comments!