The biggest shopping holiday of the year, Black Friday, is mere weeks away, and many retailers are gearing up for a shortened holiday shopping season.
Because Thanksgiving will be on the latest possible day, Nov. 28, there will only be 26 shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There were 32 such days in 2018.
Because of the compressed holiday shopping season, this could be a busier-than-usual Black Friday.
Although many large retailers are now expected to be open on Thanksgiving evening, in recent years, the trend of stores opening even earlier on Thanksgiving has subsided. That means customers should be able to have time to eat some turkey before getting in line to score big deals.
At some retailers, customers were able to shop all night after Thanksgiving and into the morning on Black Friday at some retailers. Old Navy and Kohl's are among a handful of retailers that will remain open all night. Target, Sears and Best Buy are among a number of retailers that will close for a few hours and reopen early on Black Friday.
So far, BestBlackFriday.com has only confirmed shopping hours from a limited number of major retailers.
Barnes and Noble: Closed Thanksgiving, open s8 a.m. Black Friday
Belk: Opens 4 p.m. Thanksgiving, closes at 1 a.m., reopens 6 a.m. Black Friday
Best Buy: Opens 5 p.m. Thanksgiving, closes at 1 a.m., reopens 8 a.m. Black Friday
Burlington: Closed Thanksgiving, opens 7 a.m. Black Friday
Gamestop: Opens 3 p.m. Thanksgiving, reopens 7 a.m. Black Friday
Guitar Center: Closed Thanksgiving, opens 7 a.m. Black Friday
HomeGoods: Closed Thanksgiving, opens 7 a.m. Black Friday
Lowe's: Closed Thanksgiving, opens 6 a.m. Black Friday
Kmart: Opens 6 a.m. Thanksgiving, closes at midnight, reopens 6 a.m. Black Friday
Kohl's: Opens 5 p.m. Thanksgiving, remains open through Friday night
JCPenney: Opens 2 p.m. Thanksgiving, remains open through Friday Nnight
Macy's: Opens 5 p.m. Thanksgiving, closes at 2 a.m., reopens 6 a.m. Black Friday
Old Navy: Opens 3 p.m. Thanksgiving, remains open through 11 p.m. Black Friday
Sears: Opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving through midnight, reopens 5 a.m. Black Friday
Staples: Closed Thanksgiving, open 7 a.m. Black Friday
Target: Opens 5 p.m. Thanksiving, closes at 1 a.m., reopens 7 a.m. Black Friday
Walmart: Most Walmarts are open 24 hours, but doorbusters begin 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving
In addition to the above retailers, BestBlackFriday.com confirmed that Macy's will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Also Best Buy, DSW and Meijer will have Thanksgiving hours.