Full List of 2016 Black Friday Store Hours, Plus Stores Closed on Thanksgiving

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Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving holiday when retailers typically launch their major holiday deals, falls on Nov. 25 this year.

If you’re planning to shop on Black Friday, you’ll need to know when to get in line. We’ve compiled store hours for some of the most popular retailers so you can plan your shopping trip accordingly.

2016 Black Friday hours

Academy Sports + Outdoors: 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.

Source: Academy Sports + Outdoors ad scan.

Bed Bath & Beyond: 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.

Source: Bed Bath & Beyond ad scan.

Best Buy: 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, and online deals will be available throughout Thanksgiving Day.

Source: Best Buy press release.

BJ’s Wholesale Club: Opens 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.

Source: BJ’s Wholesale Club press release.

Cabela’s: 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.

Source: Cabela’s ad scan.

Craft Warehouse: 4 a.m., 5 a.m. or 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, depending on location.

Source: Craft Warehouse ad scan.

Dell: Online 6 p.m. to midnight EST on Thursday, Nov. 24, then 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 25.

Source: Dell ad scan.

Dollar General: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24

Source: Dollar General ad scan.

GameStop: 5 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 (but deals will be available online on Nov. 24).

Source: GameStop ad scan.

Guitar Center: 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.

Source: Guitar Center ad scan.

Harbor Freight Tools: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25.

Source: Harbor Freight Tools ad scan.

HHGregg: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25.

Source: HHGregg press release.

J.C. Penney: 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24.

Source: J.C. Penney ad scan.

Jo-Ann: 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25.

Source: Jo-Ann ad scan.

Kmart: 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24.

Source: Kmart ad scan.

Kohl’s: 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov 24, but hours may vary by location. Online deals start Nov. 21.

Source: Kohl’s ad scan.


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Macy’s: 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, to 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25; then reopening at 6 a.m. Nov. 25 for most stores.

Source: The Associated Press.

Office Depot: 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25 (but deals will be available online starting at 12:01 a.m. Nov. 24).

Source: Office Depot press release.

PetSmart: 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 (but some deals, excluding doorbusters, will be available online starting at 7 a.m. EST on Nov. 24).

Source: PetSmart ad scan.

Rite Aid:  7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25 (most stores will be open Thanksgiving Day as well)

Source: Rite Aid ad leak

Sam’s Club: 7 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25 (but deals will be available online starting at 12:01 a.m. EST Nov. 24).

Source: Sam’s Club press release.

Sears: 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24 (but some stores will be closed on Thanksgiving).

Source: Sears ad scan.

Shopko: 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24 (but online deals will be available Wednesday, Nov 23).

Source: Shopko ad scan.

Stage: 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24.

Source: Stage ad scan.

Staples: 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 25. (but deals will be available online on Nov. 24).

Source: Staples press release.

Target: 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24 (but deals will be available online early that morning).

Source: Target press release.

Toys R Us: 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24.

Source: Toys R Us press release.

Ulta: 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24 to 2 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 25, then reopening at 6 a.m. on Nov. 25.

Source: Ulta ad scan.

Verizon: Online deals start on Thursday, Nov. 24

Source: Verizon ad scan.

Walgreens: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24

Source: Walgreens ad scan.

Wal-Mart: 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24.

Source: Wal-Mart ad scan.

Stores closed on Thanksgiving

Some stores kick off Black Friday early with a Thanksgiving Day opening, but others are opting out of holiday shopping. Here are the major retailers that will be closing their doors on Nov. 24:

  • BJ’s Wholesale Club.
  • Cabela’s.
  • Costco.
  • Craft Warehouse.
  • Harbor Freight Tools.
  • HHGregg.
  • Home Depot.
  • Office Depot.
  • Sam’s Club.
  • Staples.

Keep checking back. We’ll update this page with more store hours as soon as they’re announced.

Courtney Jespersen is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: courtney@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @CourtneyNerd.

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