These stores haven’t made an official announcement yet, but they were open for at least part of the day on Thanksgiving before the pandemic, and a few of them even stayed open on Thanksgiving last year, too.
Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s bucked the Thanksgiving closure trend last year, keeping their doors open for socially distanced shopping.
Bed Bath & Beyond is a bit of a wild card: It was closed in 2018, open in 2019, and closed in 2020. Last year, there were early Black Friday deals in store and online, and it offered 25% off shoppers’ entire in-store and store-pickup purchases on Black Friday and Saturday.
Big Lots was open on Thanksgiving last year for holiday bargain hunters.
Like Bed Bath & Beyond, GameStop has flip-flopped over the years, but was open on Thanksgiving 2019 before closing in 2020.
Dick’s Sporting Goods closed last year along with sister chains Golf Galaxy and Field & Stream, but was open on Thanksgiving in 2019.
JCPenney was closed last year but offered new Black Friday deals each weekend in November. It opened at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
Kohl’s, typically a reliable source of Thanksgiving Day doorbusters, was closed last year. It offered in-store and online Black Friday deals earlier than ever, on Nov. 22, as well as online "Super Deals" on Thanksgiving Day.
Macy’s was closed on Thanksgiving last year, but did make up for that with extended store hours during the rest of the week. It also provided curbside pickup on Thanksgiving.
Unlike sister chain Gap, Old Navy was open on Thanksgiving for shoppers in 2019, even staying open all night and into the morning on Black Friday. Last year, it opened at midnight on Black Friday.