Your Thanksgiving appetizers? On the table. Your plump, savory turkey? In the oven as we speak. Your Thanksgiving dessert? Uh oh, where's the cream cheese for the pumpkin spice muffins? No matter how much Thanksgiving prep you do, there's bound to be something you need to run out and get on Turkey Day. Whether you need to grab last-minute ingredients, replace a slow cooker that's on the fritz, or pick up a little Thanksgiving gift to show your host how thankful you are, you can get pretty much anything you need from Walmart.
If you, like 90% of the population in the United States, live within 10 miles of a Walmart, you know how convenient the superstore is. But if you're wondering what Walmart's hours are on Thanksgiving for 2020, read on.
Is Walmart Open on Thanksgiving?
Walmart will not be open on Thanksgiving this year. This may come as a surprise for some since the superstore was open on the holiday last year, and Walmart typically offers Black Friday deals starting on the evening of Thanksgiving. However, as the company explains, they made the decision so that associates could spend time with their families after a "trying year."
In a press release, Walmart CEO John Furner said, "Our best ideas come from our associates, and this year we have decided to close our stores on Thanksgiving Day – November 26. We know it’s been a trying year, and you’ve stepped up. We want you to enjoy the day at home with your loved ones." The company is also closing Sam's Clubs for the holiday this year. While Walmart is expected to operate on a normal schedule on Wednesday, November 25, the company has not yet announced its Black Friday hours.
Other Stores Open on Thanksgiving:
These are stores that were open last year during Thanksgiving, but they may have different hours this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Before you head out, make sure you call ahead to see if your local stores have the same hours as they did last year (and we'll continue to update this list as we learn more).
ACME: Typically open on Thanksgiving, but hours may vary.
Albertsons: Select stores should be open from 6 a.m. until at least 10 p.m.
Fairway: In the past, stores have followed normal business hours (until 11 p.m. for most locations).
Food4Less: Hours start at 6 a.m. and end at midnight all year long.
The Fresh Market: Stores were open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m last year.
Hannaford: Stores have opened at either 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. and close at 3 p.m in past years.
Kroger: Most stores normally open around 6 a.m. and close around midnight.
Ralphs: Locations typically open as early as 5 a.m. and close at midnight.
Safeway: Most stores usually stay open from 6 a.m. until midnight.
Save Mart: Past Thanksgivings, stores were open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shaw's: Many stores are normally open between 7 a.m. and midnight.
ShopRite: Hours are usually from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sprouts Farmers Market: The markets usually operate from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stop & Shop: Last year, stores closed at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Target: In the past, locations have opened at 5 p.m. on the holiday.
Vons: Many stores are usually open 6 a.m. to midnight, if not 24 hours a day.
Wegmans: Stores will stay open until 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving, with the exception of locations in Massachusetts — which will remain closed.
Whole Foods: All stores will be open this year, but customers are advised to check the website for specific hours closer to the actual date.
Winn-Dixie: Select stores are also usually open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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