Open or Closed on Thanksgiving Day November 22

We are just 38 days away from Turkey Day! For 2018, Thanksgiving happens on Thursday, November 22. If you’re planning on spending the day shopping or dining out, be aware that many stores, restaurants, and shopping centers are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Several big box stores and malls open in the late afternoon for early Black Friday sales. Here’s a quick check of what is open and what is closed on November 22, 2018:

BANKS are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

BARS & CLUBS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

BIG BOX STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. Many will open in late afternoon for early Black Friday sales.

CASUAL RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

CONVENIENCE STORES are OPEN on Thanksgiving Day. Many locations are open 24 hours, even on holidays.

FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

GROCERY STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

GOVERNMENT OFFICES are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. Nearly all federal, state, county, and city agencies are closed on November 22.

LIQUOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. This depends on which state and/or city you are located in. Some areas allow alcoholic beverages to be sold on November 22 while others prohibit sales.

MOVIE THEATERS are mostly OPEN on Thanksgiving Day.

PHARMACIES & DRUG STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. Often, the store is open but the actual pharmacy is closed. Pharmacy departments in grocery and big box stores may be closed or operating on holiday schedules.

POST OFFICE (USPS) is CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. There is no mail delivery on November 22.

SCHOOLS are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day: grade schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities, etc.

SHOPPING MALLS AND MALL ANCHOR STORES may be OPEN or CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day. Many will open around 6:00PM for early Black Friday sales.

STOCK MARKET is CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day.

So, how do you know if specific stores, restaurants, and malls are open or closed? Just search our list! Because holiday hours are always subject to change, it’s smart to call and confirm schedules before leaving home. Plan ahead, be safe, have a great 2018 Thanksgiving & Black Friday!