With more sales beginning on Thanksgiving Day, the idea of Black Friday seems to be slipping away, but there will be no shortage of deals this year on Black Friday weekend.
Most of the major retailers will be opening Thursday, Thanksgiving day. Here's a list of those stores, if you plan to shop on Turkey day.
- Kmart : Opens at 6 a.m.
- JCPenney's : Thanksgiving 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday
- Toys R' Us : Opens at 5 p.m. (hours vary due to location)
- Walmart: Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 p.m. CT Black Friday
- Kohl's: Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to local store hours
- Target : Thanksgiving 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. and Black Friday 6 a.m. - local store hours
- Macy's : Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday or Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday before reopening at 6 a.m. Friday. Doorbusters until Friday at 1 p.m.
- Best Buy : Thanksgiving 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Black Friday
- Big Lots : 7 a.m. to midnight
- Bass Pro Shops : 8 a.m. to 6 p.m
- Dick’s Sporting Goods : Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Black Friday
Stores like TJMaxx, Game Stop, and REI won't be open on Thanksgiving Day. In fact, REI won't even be open on Black Friday, encouraging shoppers to #OptOutside rather than staying inside a mall or store.
Local retailers and malls have also gotten in on the action. Cool Springs Galleria announced it would be closed for Thanksgiving Day.
- Cool Springs Galleria : Closed on Thanksgiving day; Opens at 6 a.m. Black Friday
- Lebanon Outlet Marketplace : Open Thanksgiving 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. and opens 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday.
- Opry Mills : Opens at 6 p.m. - 1 a.m.Thanksgiving day and 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Black Friday
- The Mall at Green Hills : Opens at 8 a.m. Black Friday
- Stones River Mall : Closed Thanksgiving Day and opens 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Black Friday
- The Avenue : Closed Thanksgiving and Opens 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Black Friday (some stores may vary)
- Governor's Square Mall : Closed Thanksgiving Day and 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Black Friday
- Crossville Outlet Center : Opens 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. Thanksgiving Day and 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Warren County, Ky.:
- Greenwood Mall : Open from 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. Thanksgiving Day and 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Black Friday
If your shopping center was not listed, the hours were either not available or will be operating on regular store hours.