Not only do Thanksgiving traditions vary across families (both biological and chosen), communities, and regions, they also tend to evolve over time. This applies to the menu (eg the inclusion of Brussels sprouts since they became trendy in the early 21st century), as well as shopping habits.
For some, digesting dinner while standing in line for discounted electronic devices became an annual occurrence sometime in the 1990s or early 2000s. But that tradition has been sprung up in recent years, as retailers respond to criticism that they are ruining what should be a “family holiday” for shoppers and their employees alike, by closure on Thanksgiving Day.
For your reference, here are some of the national retailers that will remain open on Thanksgiving Day, as well as a few more which will be closed.
Which stores are open on Thanksgiving Day 2022?
Although the shift away from Thanksgiving Day shopping began before the days of COVID-19, the pandemic has hastened its downfall.
But in addition to many supermarkets (which fall into a different category, given that the holiday is largely about a big meal), the following stores will remain open on Thursday, November 24, 2022 (Thanksgiving).
- Bass Pro Shops
- Large Masses
- Dollar General*
- Family Dollar*
- Five under
- Old Nacy
- Rite help
- Victoria’s Secret
*In many communities, these retailers are the closest thing to a grocery store
Which stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day 2022?
If you want to shop late at night, don’t just hop in your car after Thanksgiving dinner and assume you can hit the same places you did before the pandemic. This applies in particular to these retailers (including some supermarkets), which will be closed:
- Ashley furniture
- Bath & Body Works
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Best buy
- Home Depot
- Feeling at home
- Old Navy
- Sam’s club
- TJ Maxx
- Trader Joe’s