For years, shopping on Thanksgiving Day has been a big deal for many retailers. This year, however, there will be many that close their doors so their employees can spend time with their families.

Honestly, I think it's a great idea that businesses close on Thanksgiving. While I do love getting out and taking advantage of all the great deals, I truly do feel for those employees that have to work, instead of being with their families.

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While there are many that are typically open on Thanksgiving, there are also quite a few that are almost always closed on the holiday.

What does that mean? Well, Black Friday is still a thing, so if you don't do your shopping online, then get out and brave the chaos after you've had a good night's sleep dreaming about leftover turkey.

Here's a list of stores in the Abilene area that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but please keep checking back as we'll update this list as we get the info.

  • Academy Sports and Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Ashley Homestore
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Best Buy
  • Burlington
  • Dillard's
  • Foot Locker
  • GameStop
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • Heff's Burgers
  • H-E-B
  • Hobby Lobby
  • The Home Depot
  • JCPenney
  • Kohl’s
  • Lowe's
  • Michaels
  • Northern Equipment + Tool
  • Office Depot/OfficeMax
  • Old Navy
  • Petco
  • Petsmart
  • Pet Supplies Plus
  • Sam's Club
  • Target
  • Tractor Supply
  • Ulta
  • Victoria's Secret
  • Walmart

If your business plans on closing on Thanksgiving, shoot me an email so we can add you to our list.

Source: [BlackFriday.com] [TheBlackFriday.com]

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