Is Target Open on Thanksgiving? Here’s What You Need to Know

published Nov 21, 2023
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It’s unbelievable that Thanksgiving is this weekend, and it’s even more mind-boggling that it’s already time to begin preparing the delicious dishes that you’ve probably been looking forward to since August. It’s common for grocery stores like Target to be closed on Thanksgiving Day, so before you drive to your local Target, you’re probably wondering: Is Target open on Thanksgiving

Be prepared to head to a different grocery store for anything you’ll need on Thursday morning, because Target will not be open on Thanksgiving. Similar to Walmart, the retailer will close its doors on Thursday, but both stores will be ready to greet you on Friday morning with all of the holiday deals you’ve been waiting for.

Since you’re heading to Target before Thursday, keep an eye out for the store’s popular pre-lit Christmas trees. A variety of trees are currently as low as $12.50, and there’s plenty of sizes (and bright colors) to choose from. Target’s Black Friday sales have practically started, and there’s discounted LEGO faux flower sets and cozy, family-sized blankets if you’re doing some early shopping for your loved ones. If you’re treating yourself to a kitchen appliance that will make your life much easier, the famous KitchenAid stand mixer and Ninja seven-speed blender are both on sale this weekend.

If you’re saving the Black Friday shopping for post-dinner plans, Target’s collection of Thanksgiving decorations might be a must-have. Decorate the countertop (or the kids’ table) with Spritz’s felt turkey, Friendsgiving banner, or multi-colored wreath for an additional layer of fun (plus it’ll be cute for photos).

Although Target is closed on Thanksgiving Day, shopping on Wednesday might be your best bet for avoiding any long lines. As you’re shopping, keep an eye out for Target’s new Christmas drinking glasses for a sweet holiday cocktail. Get some rest — those Black Friday deals will be waiting for you on Friday morning!