(CNN Business) — Stores and businesses in the United States will be closed this Thursday, November 24, as Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. But it can be confusing to figure out what will remain open or closed. Many stores that were once open on Thanksgiving have changed their policy since the pandemic, closing the day before Black Friday sales.

These are the businesses and institutions that will be open and closed on Turkey Day.

Retail stores

Target, Walmart, Best Buy and Kohl’s will be closed, a policy that began in 2020 and continues. The outbreak of the pandemic forced these chains to close their doors on Thanksgiving Day to limit crowds and extend the holiday shopping season.

“It is a thing of the past. We will be closed again on Thanksgiving Day,” said John Furner, CEO of Walmart USA, in an October interview on NBC.

Target announced last year that their stores would close on Thanksgiving Day in the future.

“What started out as a temporary pandemic-driven measure is now our new standard,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said last year. “Thanksgiving store hours are something we won’t ‘go back to’ when the pandemic finally subsides.”

Macy’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Bed Bath & Beyond will also be closed on Thanksgiving. Costco, Home Depot, Nordstrom, Publix, Sam’s Club, Trader Joe’s and others have been closed on Thanksgiving for many years.

Last-minute grocery shopping can be done at ACME, Albertsons, Fairway, Giant, Ralphs, Safeway, ShopRite, Sprouts Farmers Market, Wegmans, and Whole Foods, among others, though hours depend on locations. Big Lots, Dollar General and Family Dollar will also have some open hours.

As for retail pharmacies on Thanksgiving, CVS, Walgreens and Rite Aid will be open with varying hours.

Be sure to check with local businesses to see if they will be closed for the holiday.

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government facilities

Federal offices, government buildings and post offices will be closed this Thursday. State and local courts, as well as Department of Motor Vehicle offices, will also be closed.


Since Thanksgiving is a bank holiday, most banks will be closed. Online banking and ATMs will continue to be available for your use. The stock market will also be closed.

Mail offices

USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL will be closed.

— Nathaniel Meyersohn and Ramishah Maruf contributed to this report.