With Black Friday just a few days away, hopefully many shoppers have narrowed down a list of things they intend to buy. Taking planning a few steps further, it would be prudent to know when major malls and stores open and close, to be sure and arrive before the store opens, or to standby for and pick through any last minute deals released before closing. Here is a rundown of some of the more famous stores in America and their opening hours for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
JCPenney - According to Fox 8, JCPenney will open its doors at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and will not close at all until Friday at 10 p.m. Shoppers should note, however, that their online sale begins on November 23 at midnight. (READ: The Best Black Friday Travel Deals)
Walmart - CNN reports that despite most of Walmart's stores already being open 24 hours, Walmart is set to open at 6pm on Thanksgiving day for their Black Friday Event. Top tip: go to Walmart a day or so before and scope out on-demand items. (READ: Thanksgiving Travel Tips - How to Deal with the Airport, Road Trips and More)
Target - Be prepared for their 10 Days of Deals and Black Friday Presale promotions. For the Black Friday sale itself, Target will be opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Best Buy - America's number one electronics store is set to open its doors at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving day and then close at 1 a.m. On Friday, the store opens again at 8 a.m. Watch out for their online deals, featuring some of the hottest cameras of 2016 going on sale. (READ: The Best Black Friday Camera Deals For 2016)
Sears - Although the company says that some of its stores may be closed during the holidays, shoppers at larger branches can enjoy shopping during Thanksgiving from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. On Black Friday, stores open and the online sale starts at 5 a.m., and lasts until 1 p.m. or until their stocks last.
Toys R Us - This kid's favorite is set to open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Kids can enjoy shopping galore here the whole of Black Friday, with the store being open for 30 hours straight. (READ: Gilmore Girls Revival comes out on Thanksgiving - See the beautiful filming locations for Stars Hollow, Chilton High School, etc.)
Macy's - An hour earlier than the last two years, Macy's plans to open its Black Friday Sale at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Most of its stores are set to be open until 2 a.m. Friday early morning and then open again at 6 a.m. (READ: Want to get away from the city on Black Friday? Check out the best small towns in America)
Mall of America - The famous mall has announced that it will not be participating in the Black Friday Sale. The Mall of America is closing on Thanksgiving to allow its employees, all 1,200 of them, to spend quality time at home with their families in celebrating the holidays.
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