Retail Stores Closed on Holidays

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While we know that many corporate businesses close for national holidays, did you know that certain retail stores are closed on holidays, too? You have to commend these retailers for giving their employees the day off when many other Americans have vacation, too. 

However, if you’re looking to shop, this may not be good news. Perhaps you want to do in-person shopping on certain holidays. So having retail stores closed is no good for you.

You do realize that even when physical, brick-and-mortar locations are closed, you can always shop online, right? I mean, this is true in most instances.

Which retail stores are closed on holidays

There are a handful of retailers that are reliably closed on certain national holidays. This is just like government offices and banks that also close on national holidays.

There are other retailers that close for just some holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Memorial Day or July 4th.

For example, Costco locations in the United States are closed on most major holidays. Those holidays are:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
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List of store closures by holiday

It’s possible you may be visiting this article at different times of year. Therefore, I’ve broken out which retail stores are closed on holidays by holiday. I’ve listed them in chronological order by when they happen throughout the year. 

Finally, when I first started writing about stores closed on holidays, it was limited to the news of stores staying closed on Thanksgiving. However, this topic has expanded over the years. Now onto the list.

Retail stores not open on New Year’s Day

  • Aldi
  • Costco
  • Lidl
  • Sam’s Club
  • Trader Joe’s

Retail stores not open on Easter

  • Aldi (except in Arizona and California)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Best Buy
  • The Container Store
  • Costco
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Dillard’s
  • Five Below
  • Hobby Lobby
  • HomeGoods
  • JCPenney
  • Joann Stores
  • Kirkland’s
  • Kohl’s
  • Lidl
  • Lowe’s
  • Macy’s
  • Marshalls
  • Michaels
  • Natural Grocers
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax  
  • Party City
  • Ross
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sephora
  • Target
  • T.J. Maxx
  • Tractor Supply & Co

Stores not open on Memorial Day

  • Costco
  • Von Maur
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Retail stores not open on the July 4th holiday/ Independence Day

Retail stores not open on Labor Day

I’m guessing so few retailers close on Labor Day because it tends to straddle back-to-school shopping. And back to school shopping is a big time to be in the stores.

However, there is one store that is reliably closed on Labor Day. And it’s listed below.

Stores closed on Columbus Day

I could not find any national stores that are closed on Columbus Day. This day is also known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

Retail stores not open on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving used to be a sacred holiday as far as shopping goes. That is, most retailers stayed closed so that employees could stay home and celebrate with their families.

However, as the desire to become the first for Black Friday deals increased, stores started opening up earlier and earlier. Suddenly, we were encouraged to leave the Thanksgiving table in the afternoon in order to start our holiday shopping. I’m not a fan.

Here are the retail stores expected to be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday this year.

Many of these stores offer price matching or price adjustments.

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Retail stores not open on Christmas

  • Ace Hardware
  • Aldi
  • Bass Pro Shops
  • Big Lots
  • BJs Wholesale Club
  • Burlington
  • Cabela’s
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Dollar General
  • Dollar Tree
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Family Dollar
  • Giant
  • Hallmark
  • H-E-B
  • HomeGoods
  • Kohl’s
  • Kroger
  • Ikea
  • Lidl
  • Macy’s
  • Marshall’s
  • Michaels
  • Nordstrom 
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Paragon Sports
  • Party City
  • PetSmart
  • Publix
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sephora
  • ShopRite
  • Stop & Shop
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Target
  • TJ Maxx
  • The Home Depot
  • Walmart
  • Wegmans
  • West Elm
  • Whole Foods
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Final thoughts on retail stores closed on national holidays

Keep in mind that this information is based on behavior from the previous year. Of course, if any of this information changes, I’ll update this post.

This article answers when do stores open.

Maybe you’ll want to reward these stores mentioned here with your business. You know, give them your business by doing some of your shopping when they open again after a holiday is over. Because I think retailers like this should be commended for doing the right thing and closing on a national holiday.

Here is a list of tax-free shopping holidays throughout the United States.

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