Posted: Nov 07, 2017 08:22 AM MST
Updated: Nov 21, 2017 12:32 PM MST
Check out the store hours for this year's Thanksgiving and Black Friday sales as announced by major retailers. Note that hours may vary by location (most notably due to state laws in Maine, Rhode Island and Massachusetts), so be sure to check your local store.
Walmart's Black Friday sale begins at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving in stores, and it will run all day online. The company is releasing color-coded maps of its stores to help customers find what they are looking for.
Toys "R" Us will open its doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and the store will stay open until 11 p.m. Friday. The company also has several pre-Black Friday deals offered through its catalog.
Sears says most of its stores will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving, though some will be closed for the holiday. All stores will reopen at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
PetSmart will be closed on Thanksgiving and will open on Black Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Doorbuster deals will run from open until noon.
Office Depot and OfficeMax stores won't be open on Thanksgiving. Instead, doors will open at 7:45 a.m. on Friday. Online deals will start at 12:01 a.m. ET Thanksgiving Day.
Macy's will open most of its full department stores at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The company is also highlighting deals that will only be available at certain hours.
Kmart stores will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and will stay open until 10 p.m. on Black Friday. Some stores will close at midnight or 2 a.m. on Friday and reopen at 6 a.m.
Best Buy will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will stay open until 1 a.m. Friday. Doors reopen that day at 8 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. A first round of deals will be available November 8-11.
The Mall of America has announced it will close for Thanksgiving for the second year in a row. The Bloomington, Minnesota mall is also giving workers holiday pay on Black Friday.
JCPenney will open at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Its stores will stay open until 10 p.m. the following day. Online sale prices will start four days ahead, on Nov. 19.
Target's Black Friday event starts at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. New this year: Stores will close that night at midnight and reopen Friday at 6 a.m.
Kohl's will open most of its stores at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open all night into Black Friday.
Walgreens is opening at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving and remaining open until 10 p.m. that night. Stores will reopen at 7 a.m. on Black Friday, with closing times varying by location.
Michaels will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and remain open until midnight Friday. The stores will then reopen at 7 a.m. for Black Friday.
Appliance and electronics retailer hhgregg will be closed on Thanksgiving but reopen at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
Costco will be closed on Thanksgiving, but open at 9 a.m. on Black Friday.
Sam's Club will be closed on Thanksgiving before opening at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
GameStop will be closed on Thanksgiving, but will open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
REI made a splash in 2015 when it decided to stay closed on Black Friday. It did the same in 2016 and will again remain closed on Black Friday this year, paying its employees not to work and urging customers to spend the day outside instead.
Although no major stores have joined REI in closing on Black Friday, among the other stores that have decided to remain closed on Thanksgiving this year (besides the already mentioned Costco, GameStop, hhgregg, Petco and Sam's Club) are Barnes & Noble, Bed Bath & Beyond, Crate and Barrel, Fred Meyer, Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, IKEA, Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores, Lowe's, Marshalls, Nordstrom, Office Depot, OfficeMax, PetSmart, Pier 1 Imports, Staples and T.J. Maxx.