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Is Publix Open on Thanksgiving? What You Need to Know

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Planning a Thanksgiving — or Friendsgiving — feast takes a ton of work. Whether or not you’re using practical Thanksgiving Day hacks to help things go smoother, even the best planners can forget a meal must-have. The good news is there are many stores open on Thanksgiving. The bad news is Publix ain’t one.

All 1,300+ Publix grocery stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Here are all the details.

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Is Publix open on Thanksgiving?

The front of a Publix grocery store.

No, Publix isn’t open on Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for Publix Thanksgiving hours, you’ll be disappointed to find out they close on Turkey Day — which has been the case since their founding in 1930. This eliminates shopping at Publix on Thanksgiving — and stores that are tucked inside Publix locations, like Starbucks.

So although Publix is out of the running on Thanksgiving Day, there are plenty of stores that are open on Thanksgiving. Convenience stores and pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreens will be open.

If you missed out on getting a famously cheap Publix turkey (we’re talking $0.49 per pound in 2021) in time for Thanksgiving and can’t get your hands on one, maybe you should consider going out to eat at one of the many restaurants open on Thanksgiving.


Publix Thanksgiving Eve Hours

People standing in line at the Publix deli counter

Luckily, Publix grocery stores and Publix pharmacies are open on Thanksgiving Eve (Wednesday) during regular hours, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., respectively, for your last-minute needs. If you’re crunched for time, check out the Publix Thanksgiving dinner options and order a minimum of 48 hours in advance for in-store pickup.

Although Publix offers curbside pickup and delivery on Thanksgiving Eve, you can’t use either to get your Thanksgiving dinner because both services are through Instacart. Out of curiosity, we compared prices of Thanksgiving dinner basics at Publix, Aldi, and Target. Check out who won.


Publix Thanksgiving Eve Curbside Pickup and Delivery Hours

Publix offers same-day grocery curbside pickup and delivery in as fast as one hour via Instacart on Thanksgiving Eve. Time slots are available from 9 a.m. to close. However, time slots may be limited based on the number of orders.

Related: Here’s everything you need to know about Publix grocery pickup.



Publix Black Friday Hours

People at the checkout inside Publix

Publix and their pharmacies will reopen on Black Friday with regular operating hours, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. (grocery) and 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. (pharmacy). For those that schedule their Thanksgiving meal after the holiday, Publix still offers their holiday dinner options throughout the holiday season.


Is Publix open on Christmas?

publix store parking lot

Sorry — Publix and Publix pharmacies will close for Christmas so their team members can enjoy the holiday with their family and friends. If you need holiday essentials like stocking stuffers or groceries, you can shop at one of the many stores open on Christmas.

Publix Christmas Eve Hours

For last-minute shoppers, Publix will be open on Christmas Eve from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Like Thanksgiving, you can place same-day curbside and pickup orders through Instacart.

Happy Holidays!

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