Over the last few years stores are deciding to give their employees the day off to spend with their families and close on Thanksgiving. What are the stores that have already announced that they are going to be keeping the lights off? These are the stores that have said, either via press release or their website that, they will be closed.

BJ’s Wholesale Club
Costco
Harbor Freight
Home Depot
REI
Sam’s Club
Staples

 Ok, so you are happy that the stores are going to be closed, but maybe you want to get a head start on your shopping and away from your relatives. Where would you go? Here is a list of businesses that are going to be open on Thanksgiving Thursday and the times that they are open, from bestblackfriday.com:

Bass Pro Shops – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m
Belk – Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday
Best Buy – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday
Big Lots (hours not yet announced)
CVS Pharmacy (hours not yet announced)
Dick’s Sporting Goods – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday
Five Below – Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday
GameStop (hours not yet announced)
JCPenney – Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday
Kohl’s – 5 p.m.
Kmart – Opens 6 a.m.; Doorbusters Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday
Macy’s – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday or Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday
Michaels – 6 p.m.; Opens at 5 p.m. for Rewards members.
Rite Aid – Hours Vary by Location (most stores open)
Sears – 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Shopko – Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 2 p.m. Black Friday
Target – 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Toys R Us – Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Black Friday
Walmart -6 p.m.