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When it comes to holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas more and more retailers, including Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, and Best Buy, close their stores. However, there is also a surprising number of stores that remain open. On which list does Dollar General belong? If you need some last-minute essentials or want some retail therapy, you might want to know if Dollar General open is on Thanksgiving. They are, and here’s what you need to know about their holiday hours.

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Is Dollar General open on Thanksgiving?

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Yes, Dollar General stores are open from 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. (an hour past the regular closing time of 9 p.m.) for in-person shopping on Thanksgiving. Stores in Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island will not open — due to state blue laws that prohibit businesses from operating on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Regardless, you may find your Dollar General closing earlier than other locations or not open at all on Thanksgiving due to staff shortages. Dollar General has a policy prohibiting any employee from working alone after dark and allows them to close up shop if they don’t have another team member working. Call your nearby Dollar General for operating hours.


Will Dollar General curbside pickup or delivery be available on Thanksgiving?

Yes, you can place an order for curbside pickup or delivery via DoorDash on Thanksgiving. Because it’s a major holiday, waiting times for these services may take longer than usual.


What are Thanksgiving Deal Days at Dollar General?

If on Thanksgiving, you’re lucky enough to have a Dollar General store nearby, you can shop their 3-day in-store event, Thanksgiving Deal Days, which begins on Thanksgiving and goes through the following Saturday. In 2022 the sale will run from Nov. 24 – 26. Here’s a peek at the holiday savings Dollar General offered last year on Thanksgiving:

  • BOGO 75% off any toys
  • $5 instant savings on throws, blankets, and floor-standing holiday characters
  • BOGO 50% off Russell Stover or Whitman’s Chocolates

If you don’t have a local Dollar General or prefer to shop from home, you can find holiday deals online at DollarGeneral.com.

Related: Check out our tips for finding the best Black Friday deals online.



Dollar General Store Christmas Eve Hours

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Is Dollar General open on Christmas Eve? Yes, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and curbside pickup and delivery will be available.

What about Christmas Day? Sorry, Dollar General closes for the holiday. Other stores remain open on Christmas so that you can grab something at the last second.


Is Dollar General open New Year’s Eve?

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Dollar General is open both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day regular hours for your celebratory shopping needs. Even better, the day after Christmas, Dollar General starts clearing out seasonal items with a 50% off sales event from Dec. 26 – Jan. 2. Clearance sales will run throughout January.


Holiday Hours for Dollar General’s Popshelf and DGX Stores

The Dollar General spinoff 90+ Popshelf will be closed on Thanksgiving and open with limited hours on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. The 29 DGX stores will be open regular hours, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., the same holidays as Dollar General locations. Like Dollar General, these stores may have issues with staff shortages and can change their operating hours accordingly, so call your local Popshelf or DGX before heading out.



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