AUSTIN, TX — Need a break from all the Thanksgiving turkey eating, football watching and dish washing? Here's one idea: Gather up the family and head out for an hour or two of holiday shopping at select stores in the Austin area.

While a majority of stores remain closed on Nov. 25, several will be open for shoppers looking for a moment of respite amid Turkey Day festivities or those hoping to get a jump start on their Black Friday shopping.

However, don't expect all of your favorite retailers to be open this year.

In June, retail giant Walmart announced it will close all stores on Thanksgiving Day this year, a move the company said is a "thank you" to store employees for their hard work through the coronavirus pandemic.

Walmart's decision follows a similar one by competitor Target, which announced in January that stores would also close this Thanksgiving.

The two giant retailers Walmart and Target are among many companies that have faced criticism for remaining open on Thanksgiving and keeping workers from spending the holiday with their families. In response, a growing number of retailers including Costco, Lowe's and Hobby Lobby have started closing stores on the holiday.

Still, a number of stores remain open on Thanksgiving Day, according to lists compiled by Good HousekeepingCountry LivingNBC Chicago and more. Here are a few — and as always, it's a good idea to check your local store's hours.

Bass Pro Shops: Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Big Lots: Last year, select locations were open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cabela's: Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

CVS: Stores will be open on Thanksgiving, but hours may vary by location.

Dollar General: Stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Family Dollar: Stores will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

Five Below: Stores will be open from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving.

Gordmans: Stores will be open, but most will have reduced hours. Contact your local store for holiday hours.

Jewel-Osco: Stores will be open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Michaels: Stores open at 6 p.m. to midnight.

Old Navy: Most stores will open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open through Black Friday.

Rite Aid: Most stores will be open on Thanksgiving, but hours may vary by location.

Sears: Most stores will be open by 6 p.m.

Victoria's Secret: Last year, most stores were open by 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

Walgreens: Most stores will be open regular hours. Pharmacy hours may vary by location.

Meanwhile, these stores will be closed on Thanksgiving:

  • Ashley Furniture
  • Banana Republic
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bed, Bath and Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • Bloomingdale's
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • Calvin Klein
  • Century 21
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dick's Sporting Goods
  • Forever 21
  • Gap
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Homesense
  • JCPenney
  • Kohl's
  • Macy's
  • Marshalls
  • Menard's
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Sierra
  • Sur La Table
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • T-Mobile
  • White House Black Market
  • Walmart


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