Walmart, Best Buy among major retailers that will be closed on Thanksgiving this year

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, multiple major retailers have announced they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.


Holiday shopping will look a lot different this year.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, multiple major retailers have announced they will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Here's a list of what stores have announced they will be closed:

Walmart/Sam's Club

Known for allowing shoppers to get a head start on Black Friday by starting the deals on Thanksgiving evening, Walmart announced earlier this month it will be closed this year.

In addition, full-time hourly workers will get $300 bonuses. Part-time hourly and temp workers will get $150.

Drivers, managers, and assistant managers will also get bonuses.

Sam's Club locations, which operate under Walmart, are traditionally closed on the holiday and will remain closed this year.

The stores will have normal hours the day before Thanksgiving. The company will make an announcement about hours on the day after Thanksgiving "at a later date."


Target announced they will also close Thanksgiving Day, a week after Walmart made the announcement.

“This year more than ever, a joyful holiday will be inseparable from a safe one, and we’re continuing to adjust our plans to deliver ease, value and the joy of the season in a way that only Target can,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said in a statement.

Target also said that it will begin its holiday shopping promotions in October to stretch out deals for customers and stave off big crowds in stores during the holidays.

Dick's Sporting Goods

All Dick's Sporting Goods store locations and distribution centers will be closed on Thanksgiving.

The closure includes Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream stores.

Dick's Sporting Goods also announced that store and distribution center employees will continue to receive a 15% pay premium through the end of the year.

"We are so thankful to our teammates for their hard work and dedication," Chairman and CEO Ed Stack said. "They have navigated this year with strength, commitment and care for each other and for our customers. We will continue to do all we can to support them and show our gratitude."

In previous years, most Dick's Sporting Goods stores were open with limited evening hours on Thanksgiving.

All Dick's Sporting Goods locations will be open for standard business hours on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Best Buy

Like Target, Best Buys announced they will begin holiday shopping deals earlier amid the coronavirus pandemic. The company said in a statement they will close their doors for the Thanksgiving holiday.

"We can all agree that, so far, 2020 has turned out differently than what we might have expected. And now, the holiday season at Best Buy, including Thanksgiving Day, is going to look different, too."


Kohl's is the latest retailer to announce they will be closed on Thanksgiving.

"As we move into the holiday season of this very unusual year, we are adapting our plans in response to changing customer expectations and behaviors,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s chief executive officer.

CNN contributed to this report.