If you forget a key Thanksgiving ingredient or need a gallon of milk, don’t despair.

Some grocery stores, drugstore chains and most large convenience stores will be open for last-minute errands Thursday.

Beware, shoppers. This year, there will be more closings of stores than usual and the hours at those that remain open will be reduced. Target and Walmart, both of which have been open on Black Friday for many years, will be closed Friday and reopen Friday.

Due to state laws, Rhode Island stores, Massachusetts, Maine and Massachusetts will all be shut down. Some areas have different hours due to local or municipal laws.

Many restaurants are also closed Thanksgiving Day. (You can see the complete list here of who is available and closed.

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It might be difficult to locate cranberry paste if you are trying to search for it.

This holiday season, thanks to supply chain issues, many products are harder to stock and some supermarkets don’t have enough cranberry sauce.

Publix closed on Thursday in preparation for Thanksgiving. They have begun to restrict purchases of canned Cranberry Sauce and certain other products like jarred gravy or canned pie filling.

Holiday grocery store hours in 2021

The hours of operation at these locations might vary. Before you leave, make sure to check the hours with your local stores. Many pharmacies remain closed.

Acme market: Many stores remain open between 7 and 4 pm.

Albertsons:While hours may vary depending on where you live, the majority of people work shorter hours.

Bashas’ Supermarkets: Open until 3 p.m.

Dillons: Open until 3 p.m.

Food Lion Varies, but many open until 4 p.m. 

Fred Meyer Open until 3 p.m.

The Fresh MarketFrom 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Fresh Thyme 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Giant Company Pharmacies remain open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Giant food:6.30 a.m. – 4 p.m. The majority of pharmacies are open between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Harris Teeter Stores close at 2 p.m.

H-E-B: From 6 a.m. until noon

Hy-Vee:Variable, but many stores close earlier.

King Soopers All stores are open till 4 pm. Most pharmacies closed.

Kroger: Open until 5 p.m

Meijer: Stores open 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ralphs:The majority of stores remain open until 10:15 p.m.  

Safeway: Varies.

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Smart & Final: 6.30 a.m. – 5. p.m.

Sprouts Farmers Market From 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Stop & Shop: Connecticut, New Jersey and New York stores open until 3 p.m. Massachusetts and Rhode Island stores are closed.

Tops: Open until 4 p.m.

Wegmans: Most locations open until 4 p.m. but Massachusetts stores will be closed.

Whole Foods Market Varies. Many stores open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WinCo Foods Closed at 3:00 p.m.

Kroger stores are open on Thanksgiving.

Closed grocery stores Thanksgiving 2021

  • Aldi
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Costco
  • Giant Eagle
  • Organic Grocers
  • Publix
  • Sam’s Club
  • Target
  • Southeastern Grocers
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Walmart

Oil stations and drugstores are open for Thanksgiving

Many convenience stores and gas stations will remain open during normal business hours on Thursday. Be sure to check with your local convenience store before you go. Due to state laws, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Maine stores will remain closed Thanksgiving Day.


Bass Pro Shops: Open 9 a.m.

Big Lots:7.30 a.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Cabela’s: Open 9 a.m.

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CVS: Most locations open regular hours but most pharmacies will be closed.

Dollar General: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dollar Tree:Many stores will have shorter opening hours.

The Family Dollar Most stores will be open with shorter hours. 

GameStop: Varies, not all locations are open but some are open 5 to 9 p.m.



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Rite Aid Most locations open regular hours but most pharmacies will be closed.



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Walgreens: While most locations are open during regular business hours, pharmacies and other medical facilities will remain closed.


You can find more shops here Some local chains or smaller stores might also be open Thanksgiving Day. Others may post hours of operation on social media.

Mike Snider of USA TODAY contributed.

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Source: USAToday.com


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