Thanksgiving 2015 is here, and folks wondering if they can fit a trip to the bank in between popping the turkey in the oven can check here for a list of what’s open and what’s closed on the food-centered holiday.
The days of all stores closing up shop on Thanksgiving are gone, as the Christmas shopping season has now invaded turkey day, but it’s often difficult to know just which stores will be open and at what times. New banking options also mean people trying to get in a last-minute deposit or other simple bank functions will be able to do so.
What’s Open, What’s Closed Thanksgiving 2015
Thanksgiving is a national holiday, meaning all government offices are closed, including the post office and libraries.
Most banks are closed as well, though there are a number that will offer advanced ATM options that include check and cash depositing. Many major banks, including KeyBank and Bank of America, will offer these advanced ATMs.
And there is actually one bank that could be offering hours on Thanksgiving, GoBankingRates found. PNC Bank branches will offer some limited hours on Thanksgiving, but it can vary by branch.
Most banks that are closed on Thanksgiving will be open for regular hours on Black Friday, which is not a federal holiday (though it may be a national shopping holiday).
As Thanksgiving is one of the busiest food preparation days of the year, a majority of grocery stores will be open (at least with limited hours) for all the last-minute purchases.
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Here is a list of most major grocery stores and their Thanksgiving hours (via WRAL).
- Aldi — Closed
- CVS — Most will be open, but could be limited hours at certain locations
- Dollar General — Open 7 a.m to 8 p.m.
- Food Lion — Open until 3 p.m.
- Harris Teeter — Open until 2 p.m.
- Kroger — Open until 5 p.m.
- Publix — Closed
- Walgreens — Most will be open, but could be limited hours
- Wegmans — Open limited hours
Those looking to pick up some last-minute alcohol could be out of luck, depending on where they live. States with stricter laws on liquor stores (which includes Massachusetts) dictate that they are closed on Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving 2015 Sales
Grocery shopping isn’t the only thing people will be doing on Thanksgiving. Many retailers have decided to start Black Friday sales one day early, opening on Thanksgiving evening. Those who want to get a bit of Christmas shopping done while the leftovers are cooling will have quite a few options this year.
Here is an hour-by-hour list of openings (via USA Today).
• 8 a.m. RadioShack, the once-dominant electronics retailer, will open doors early, and close at 1 p.m.
• 3 p.m. J.C. Penney and online, Amazon’s Black Friday deals will begin. Note: To get many of Amazon’s best bargains, you’ll need to download the Amazon mobile app for smartphones and tablets.
• 4 p.m. Electronics retailer hhgregg and clothes giant Old Navy.
• 5 p.m. Toys R Us and Best Buy.
• 6 p.m. Walmart, Target, Sears, Kohl’s, Macy’s, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.
• 7 p.m. Kmart.
Not all Thanksgiving shopping has to wait for the evening, either. There are a number of online outlets offering deals all throughout the day, and some throughout the entire month of November.
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BGR has compiled a full list of sales at places like Amazon, Walmart, Macy’s, and Newegg that can be found here.
There are plenty of other local stores that may choose to stay open on Thanksgiving 2015, so if you’re interested in stopping in, the best idea is to call ahead and check.
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