Which stores will be open, which will stay closed this Thanksgiving?

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Macy's (left) will be open on Thanksgiving, while REI (right), will be closed on both Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
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Stores are once again announcing their plans to either start Black Friday early or remain closed for Thanksgiving.

As they did last year, outdoor recreation company REI is remaining closed not only on Thanksgiving but also on Black Friday. They are instead encouraging customers to forgo the shopping to spend time outside, and they said more than 1 million people participated last year.

For many, though, Thanksgiving and Black Friday are the time to make progress on holiday shopping. According to the National Retail Federation, 34.6 million people shopped in stores on Thanksgiving Day in 2015. That's only a portion the 151 million who shopped either in stores or online at some point over Thanksgiving weekend.

Here are stores that will open their doors on Thanksgiving:

Belk

Best Buy

Big Lots

BonTon

CVS*

Dollar General

Fred Meyer

Gander Mountain

Gordmans

H-E-B

JCPenney

Kohl's

Lord & Taylor*

Macy's

Meijer

Old Navy

Saks OFF 5TH*

ShopKo

Sears

ShopKo

Stage

Target

Toys"R"Us

Walmart

*Some stores closed. Check your location.

Closed on Thanksgiving:

A.C. Moore

Academy Sports

American Girl

AT&T

Bed Bath & Beyond

Barnes & Noble

BJ's

Blain's Farm and Fleet

Burlington Coat Factory

Cabela's

Costco

Craft Warehouse

Crate & Barrel

Dillard's

dressbarn

DSW

Gamestop

Guitar Center

Half Price Books

Harbor Freight

hhgregg

Home Depot

Home Goods

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Lowes

Marshalls

Neiman Marcus

Nordstrom

Nordstrom Rack

Office Depot

OfficeMax

Patagonia

Pier 1

P.C. Richard & Son

Saks Fifth Avenue

Sam's Club

Sierra Trading Post

Staples

T.J.Maxx

Tractor Supply

Closed on Black Friday:

REI