After a bunch of physical stores stayed closed during Thanksgiving 2020, lots of them liked directing Black Friday early birds to their websites while enjoying a turkey dinner.

These physical stores have already announced they won’t be open for Thanksgiving 2021, which is a sign that a longer, more digital Black Friday season is here to stay.

While you won’t be able to shop in-store at these retailers on Thanksgiving, almost all of them will have their Black Friday sales live online, so you don’t miss out on the deals.

I’ll keep you updated, but don’t forget to download the official KCL app to stay on top of any new developments.


Keep an eye on this list of stores closed Thanksgiving 2021.

We’ll update this last as more stores announce, but these major retailers have either announced a holiday closure for 2021, or historically are closed on Thanksgiving:

  • Simon-owned shopping malls
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Best Buy
  • Costco
  • Kohl’s
  • Sam’s Club
  • Ace Hardware
  • Apple
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • BJ’s Wholesale
  • Bloomingdales
  • Burlington
  • The Container Store
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dillard’s
  • Foot Locker
  • Gap
  • The Home Depot
  • IKEA
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax
  • Petco
  • Petsmart
  • REI
  • Sephora
  • Staples
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Victoria’s Secret


These stores closed on Thanksgiving in 2020, but haven’t yet revealed 2021 plans.

Some years they’ve been open on Thanksgiving; last year they weren’t.

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Belk
  • GameStop
  • JCPenney
  • Macy’s
  • Michaels
  • Old Navy
  • Ulta Beauty
Your Current List of Stores Closed on Thanksgiving 2021