Businesses Closed On Thanksgiving 2017

BY: Christopher Mahar |Dec 11, 2018

We're fast approaching the biggest shopping days of the year, when the greatest deals on the most sought-after gifts (have you picked up your Fingerlings yet?) hit the stores and websites. While the ramp up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be full of steals, there is always one day that can be a wildcard: Thanksgiving. Many stores have been closing on Thanksgiving to give employees time to enjoy home-time during this most family-centered holiday, a decision we very much support. If you're planning on going shopping after the turkey, always check the merchant's Thanksgiving hours to see if the lights will be on. Here are the most popular stores we know will be closed on November 23–but you can always click the links to shop online and get the best Thanksgiving deals! Thanksgiving 2017 store hours and closings

Stores Closed on Thanksgiving 2017 

 BJ's Wholesale Club

The wholesale club announced they would be closed on Thanksgiving, but open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday. They've also hinted that big deals will become available online on Thanksgiving.

Hobby Lobby

Family values are big with Hobby Lobby, so they have announced they will be closed on Thanksgiving.

Home Depot

The home improvement store says on their store hours tab that "stores are closed on these nationally recognized holidays: Thanksgiving and Christmas." They also announced that Black Friday deals will become available online at 6 a.m., two hours earlier than most locations open.


Lumber shoppers will have to look elsewhere on Thanksgiving because Lowe's will be closed as they were last year. Their online Black Friday savings are already in effect.


The socially progressive outdoors company has been outspoken about their belief in Thanksgiving being a day to spend with family. They also donated 100% of Black Friday sales online and in-store to grassroots organizations last year.

Sierra Trading Post

Get your hiking gear any other day, but not on Thanksgiving.


The office supply store has confirmed that all Staples will be closed on Thanksgiving. Staples stores will open again at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.