Planning a shopping spree? Here are store hours for Thanksgiving, Black Friday 2021

A customer inspects a children’s toy at a Kohls store. The holiday shopping season looks

A customer inspects a children’s toy at a Kohls store.

The holiday shopping season looks a bit different this year once again because of the coronavirus pandemic.

It’s the second straight year many major retailers are closing on Thanksgiving, a trend started to cut back on crowds and push more sales online in hopes of lowering the spread of the virus.

Traditionally, Thanksgiving and Black Friday have marked the official kickoff to the holiday shopping season and the time of year when shoppers get focused on holiday spending.

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That rush of spending gave Black Friday its name, as in the time of year when retailers were “in the black.” For nearly a decade, that official kickoff has been creeping ever closer to Thanksgiving, eating into time people used to spend around the holiday table.

With few exceptions, nearly every major retailer stayed closed Thanksgiving 2020, reversing the earlier start to Black Friday.

Yet the pandemic led retailers to turn Black Friday from a short sale into a month-long series of smaller sales that kicked off in the beginning of November as a way to encourage shoppers to beat the rush and spread out demand.

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But for those who will be making the annual trek to retail locations on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, knowing which stores are closed and when they open can make or break a holiday shopping list and budget.

Here’s what you need to know:

Thanksgiving and Black Friday store hours 2021

  • Walmart: Closed Thanksgiving. Open 5 a.m. Friday.

  • Meijer: Open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thanksgiving ; 6 a.m. to midnight Friday.

  • Target: Closed Thanksgiving. Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday

  • Whole Foods Market: Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving; 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

  • Dollar General: Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thanksgiving ; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday

  • Kohls: Closed Thanksgiving. Open 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. Friday.

  • Marshalls: Closed Thanksgiving. Friday hours vary by location

  • T.J. Maxx: Closed Thanksgiving. Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday

  • Old Navy: Closed Thanksgiving. Friday hours vary by location.

  • Macy’s: Closed Thanksgiving. Friday hours vary by location.

  • JCPenney: Closed Thanksgiving. Open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.

  • Big Lots: Open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thanksgiving; Friday hours vary by location.

  • CVS: Thanksgiving hours vary by location. Open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.

  • Staples: Closed Thanksgiving. Friday hours vary by location.

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods: Closed Thanksgiving. Open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.

  • Home Depot: Closed Thanksgiving. Friday hours vary by location.

  • Lowes: Closed Thanksgiving. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

  • Menards: Closed Thanksgiving. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

  • Summit Mall: Closed Thanksgiving. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

  • Belden Village Mall: Closed Thanksgiving. Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

  • Aurora Farms Premium Outlets: Closed Thanksgiving. Open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

USA Today contributed to this report. Contact Beacon Journal reporter Tawney Beans at [email protected] and on Twitter @TawneyBeans.

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Area retail stores’ hours on Thanksgiving, Black Friday 2021

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