Fewer Dallas stores and supermarkets will be open Thanksgiving Day 2023
Last-minute Thanksgiving shoppers will need to plan a day ahead in 2023, as the trend of stores closing on the holiday continues.
The big one is Walmart, who announced their closure on Twitter, with CEO John Furner stating that Thanksgiving is a special day, "and we want our store associates to have the chance to spend it with their families and loved ones."
That means all Walmart stores including neighborhood grocery markets, as well as Sam's Club stores.
Walmart first closed on the holiday in 2020 in response to the pandemic, but has not re-opened for the holiday since.
Target followed suit in 2021.
Other stores that are closed on Thanksgiving Day include Natural Grocers, Market Street, Trader Joe's, Costco, and Aldi.
It's a reversal of a trend in which not only grocery stores but also chains like Sears, Best Buy, and Kohl's were opening on Thanksgiving to kickstart Black Friday shopping. Those are all closed for Thanksgiving Day in 2023.
Workers can thank the pandemic which provided the initial justification - but since then, Target announced in 2021 that they will never re-open for Thanksgiving, and Walmart said the same in 2022.
Stores that will be open include:
- Albertsons - 6 am-4 pm
- Big Lots - 7 am-7 pm
- Central Market - 7 am-2 pm
- CVS - normal hours including 24-hour stores which will remain open
- Kroger - 9 am-4 pm
- H-E-B - 6 am-12 noon
- Sprouts - 7 am-2 pm
- Walgreens - 9 am-6 pm
- Whole Foods - case-by-case basis: "Many of our stores are open for modified hours on Thanksgiving."
Some of these hours will also vary by location.
Those seeking Thanksgiving eats might find what they need on this list of Dallas restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day, or this list of Dallas restaurants that are serving Thanksgiving meals to go.