A list of stores open for Thanksgiving shopping. And a question… what do you think? Good idea? Or not cool?

November 20, 2017

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this week! Time sure does fly.

And of course, it got me thinking about what comes next – Christmas!!  Of course, I’ll do most of my holiday shopping at the Totally Buffalo 716MAS Festival on December 2 and 3, but I do still have to get some toys and other stuff, too! So – that got me thinking about deals, sales, and of course – Black Friday!

And as has been the case for the past few years – Black Friday has moved up to include Thursday. Thanksgiving. Again.

So, it got me wondering – who thinks it’s a good idea to shop on Thanksgiving? Who thinks retailers should have their staff working on Thanksgiving?

Here are some of the stores that I found that will be open for shopping on Thanksgiving –

  • Best Buy – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday
  • Big Lots -7 a.m. to midnight
  • Bon-Ton – Thanksgiving 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Black Friday
  • Cabela’s – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • CVS Pharmacy (hours not yet announced)
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday
  • Dollar General – 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Five Below – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday
  • GameStop (hours not yet announced)
  • JCPenney – Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday
  • Kohl’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT Black Friday
  • Kmart – Opens 6 a.m.; Doorbusters Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday; Some stores to close at 12 a.m. or 2 a.m. and reopen at 6 a.m. Friday
  • Macy’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday or Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday before reopening at 6 a.m. Friday. Doorbusters until Friday at 1 p.m.
  • Michaels – 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Opens at 5 p.m. for Rewards members.
  • New York & Company (hours not yet announced)
  • Rite Aid – Hours Vary by Location (most stores open)
  • Sears – 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Target – 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Toys R Us – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Black Friday
  • ULTA – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday
  • Walgreens – Varies by Location
  • Walmart – 6 p.m.

What do you think? Shop? Or not cool?



About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.






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