Thanksgiving Day 2021 Store Closures Due to COVID-19

Updated on Thursday November 4, 2021: What a year it’s been, and one we’ll never forget! Who would have imagined the world would be flipped upside down this year due to an unseen but deadly and highly contagious virus, the COVID-19 coronavirus. But the global pandemic is our new reality for now and all of us are being forced to painful adjustments to ours lives. That includes retailers both large and small that are forgoing one of their best and most profitable in-store shopping days of the holiday season — Black Friday.

Of course we all know that Black Friday isn’t what it used to be. For the last decade or so it’s been creeping into Thanksgiving day itself with many big retailers opening their doors in the late afternoon when traditionally you would be getting ready to sit down to your family feast. Not only was that forcing you to choose between a good bargain and a life-long family tradition, but also forced millions of minimum wage workers to work on what is arguably the most important holiday in American history.

This year it’ll be different as many stores have announced a second year of unprecedented closures on Thanksgiving day itself, either pushing back the official in-store start dates back to Friday itself or moving all their Black Friday doorbuster specials online just like what we see on Cyber Monday.

What stores are closed on Thanksgiving day in 2021?

To help you keep track of this year’s retail and outlet stores that are closed on Thanksgiving day itself, we are keeping this running list for you as we receive updates from now through Black Friday. Here are the stores that we’ve confirmed will be closed on Thanksgiving day, Thursday November 25, 2021:


If you know of any other stores that will be be closed on Thanksgiving day here is 2021 then be sure to let us know in the comments below!

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