At the height of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, many major retailers broke the longstanding tradition of shopping on Thanksgiving Day for the first time in years. Once again, several stores will continue the trend of closing on Thanksgiving 2021.
Walmart already announced that stores nationwide will close on Thanksgiving for the second year in a row.
“Closing our stores on Thanksgiving Day is one way we’re saying ‘thank you’ to our teams for their dedication and hard work this year. We hope everyone will take the opportunity to be with their loved ones during what’s always a special time,” Dacona Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Walmart U.S., said in a press release.
Other major retailers, notably holiday shopping meccas Target and Best Buy, are also following suit.
According to Parade.com, at least two dozen retailers have already announced they will close on Thanksgiving Day, which falls on Nov. 25 this year. Check back for updates as we get them.