Which Stores Are Open and Closed on Thanksgiving in 2023?

These stores are confirmed to be open and closed on Thanksgiving Day this year

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Whatever you do, at least get the turkey in advance!

Whether you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner at your home or attending a feast elsewhere, chances are you forgot that one little something that'll have you running out to grab it ... just to find out the store is closed due to the holiday.

Fortunately, we've curated a comprehensive guide that details which stores will be open and closed on Nov. 23 this year so you can strategize your shopping needs in advance. We've also included the hours the store will be in business for the day.

Thanksgiving Day gives many workers a break before the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season, especially before Black Friday which takes place the following day when the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 24.

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The trend of U.S. retailers and big-box stores putting their employees first and closing their businesses on the holiday began in 2020, ever since Walmart made the decision to close up shop at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Target followed suit in an attempt to reduce crowds and make their customers' shopping experience less stressful. The company continued with its store closure the following year and has made the decision to permanently halt operation on Thanksgiving Day moving forward.

This year, Walgreens announced for the first time in the company's history that all of its stores and pharmacies will close on Thanksgiving "to give team members time with their loved ones," a spokesperson tells PEOPLE. However, Walgreen's 24-hour locations will remain open "to meet customer and patient healthcare needs."

Below is a list of confirmed businesses that will stay closed on Thanksgiving Day and stores that will remain open on the holiday this year.

Confirmed stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2023:

Target Store
Target Store

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Confirmed stores that will be open on Thanksgiving Day 2023:

ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty 7-Eleven Store
ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty 7-Eleven Store
  • ACME (varies by location)

  • 7-Eleven (varies by location)

  • Dollar General (varies by location)

  • Dunkin' (varies by location; check the Dunkin' Mobile App to confirm local store hours)

  • Family Dollar (varies by location)

  • Walgreens (pharmacy services will be open 24 hours; non-pharmacy services vary by location)

  • Whole Foods (varies by location)

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