What Time Do the Stores Open on Black Friday?

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Looking for Black Friday store hours? We’ve got details on when major retailers are opening their doors for Black Friday sales. Black Friday is traditionally a day when retailers offer huge “doorbuster” deals, and stores are expected to be packed with people who need to start their Christmas shopping.

Looking to get your Black Friday shopping done even earlier? Check out our guide to which stores are open on Thanksgiving 2014.

Here’s a guide to the major retailers that are opening early for Black Friday. Some retailers are closed on Thanksgiving and open only on Black Friday, while others start their “Black Friday” deals on Thanksgiving itself. In some cases, a store may open on Thanksgiving for Black Friday and stay open straight through Friday night. In other cases, the store may open for a few hours on Thanksgiving, close for a few more hours, and then re-open early in the morning on Friday. A handful of stores have yet to officially announce their Black Friday store hours. Here’s a guide to what store hours you can expect from Thanksgiving 2014:

Ace Hardware: Opening at 7 a.m. on Black Friday
Barnes & Noble: TBA on Black Friday (Closed Thanksgiving)
Bed Bath & Beyond: TBA on Black Friday (Closed Thanksgiving)
Best Buy: Opening at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, staying open through 1 a.m. on Friday, and then reopening at 8 a.m. on Black Friday proper
Big Lots: TBA (likely 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, then reopening from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Black Friday)
BJ’s: TBA on Black Friday (Closed Thanksgiving)
Bon Ton: Opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving
Costco: Opening 10 a.m. on Black Friday
Dillards: Opening 8 a.m. on Black Friday
Dollar General: Open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving, reopening 7 a.m. on Black Friday
JC Penney: Opening at 5 p.m on Thanksgiving
Kmart: Opening at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and staying open through Friday night at midnight
Kohl’s: Opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, staying open through midnight on Friday
Macy’s: Opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving
Marshalls: Opening at 7 a.m. on Black Friday
Meijer: Opening at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving and staying open through Black Friday (most locations open 24 hours)
Michaels: Opening 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thanksgiving, reopening 7 a.m. on Black Friday
Neiman Marcus: Opening at 8 a.m. on Black Friday at most locations
Nordstrom: Opening at 7 a.m. on Black Friday at most locations
Radio Shack: Black Friday hours TBA
Rite Aid: Opening at 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving
Saks: Opening at 8 a.m. on Black Friday at most locations
Sam’s Club: Opening 7 a.m on Black Friday
Sears: Opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and staying open through Friday night 10 p.m. or midnight, depending on location
Sports Authority: Opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Black Friday store hours vary (but 6 a.m. opening likely for most locations)
Staples: Opening 6 p.m. to 10 p.m on Thanksgiving, reopening 6 a.m. on Black Friday
SteinMart: Opening 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving, reopening 7 a.m. on Black Friday
Target: Opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, staying open through Friday until 11 p.m. or midnight, depending on location (There will be a Black Friday preview sale on November 26)
T.J. Maxx: Opening at 7 a.m. on Black Friday
Toys R Us: Opening at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, open through 11 p.m. on Friday (Store hours and Doorbuster hours may vary)
ULTA Beauty: Opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, reopening at 6 a.m. on Black Friday
Walgreens: Opening at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving, Black Friday opening time TBA
Wal-Mart: Opening at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, some locations open 24 hours into Black Friday

Do note that there may be some exceptions to which major chains open their doors for Thanksgiving. Quartz notes that Rhode Island, Maine, and Massachusetts have laws on the books that forbid retailers from opening on Thanksgiving. Additionally, store managers may alter store hours at their discretion.