Growing number of stores will be closed on Thanksgiving. Here’s the list.

Scores of stores are waiting until Black Friday to open. However, even as that number grows, other stores are opening earlier Thanksgiving Day. 

The Black Friday shopping extravaganza kicks off early online on Thanksgiving at just about every major retailer in the nation.

And at bricks-and-mortar stores, the sales start before many families even serve up the pumpkin pie with Target and Best Buy opening at 5 p.m. this year and Walmart starting its big sale at 6 p.m.

But a growing number of retailers have made the decision to remain closed Thanksgiving, including wholesale clubs like Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s Wholesale Club.

Black Friday gained its name because it was viewed as the day of the year retailers earned profitability, or were “in the black.” Nearly a decade ago, sales slowly started creeping into Thanksgiving and by 2012, most major retailers were open on the fourth Thursday in November.

Despite public outcry and shoppers threatening to boycott, the opening times have moved earlier. Target is opening an hour earlier this year.

Staying closed Thanksgiving

Here is a list of retailers staying closed on Thanksgiving Day:

  • A.C. Moore
  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Acme Tools
  • Allen Edmonds
  • American Girl
  • At Home
  • AT&T (company-owned stores)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bealls Outlet
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Blain’s Farm & Fleet
  • Bloomingdale’s
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture
  • Burlington
  • buybuy Baby
  • Christopher & Banks
  • City Furniture
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate & Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • dressbarn (majority of stores)
  • El Dorado Furniture
  • Fleet Farm
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Homesense
  • Ikea
  • Joann Stores
  • Lamps Plus
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Menards
  • Micro Center
  • Music & Arts
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
  • Outdoor Research
  • The Original Mattress Factory
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Patagonia
  • Pep Boys
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses
  • REI
  • Saks Fifth Avenue
  • Sam’s Club
  • Shoe Carnival
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Sprint (some mall retail stores and kiosks may open on Thanksgiving)
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart
  • Sur La Table
  • The Container Store
  • The Paper Store
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine
  • World Market