If you need to grab last minute essentials, know that Walmart won't be open on Thanksgiving Day this...
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Walmart Will Alter Their Hours For Thanksgiving Day Again This Year

And the reason why you can't shop at the last minute is a good one.

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Regardless of how many back-up supplies you have at the ready to ensure that your Thanksgiving feast is flawless, the morning of, you’ll suddenly be completely out of something you use everyday — paper towels, coffee, mascara — you know, the “essentials.” Is Walmart open on Thanksgiving Day for when the inevitable happens? Surely you can just make a quick trip out to your local shopping center to grab what you need before turkey time, right?

Unfortunately, you’ll have to turn to another retailer if you find yourself in a jam on Thanksgiving Day. Walmart will be closed for Thanksgiving 2021, the company announced in a press release on their website back in June. Unfortunately, you won’t find blue vest-clad store associates dashing through the aisles, helping shoppers fill carts with forgotten cans of cranberry sauce and crunchy onion strings to sprinkle on green bean casserole — but the reason is a good one.

“Our associates have been nothing short of heroic in how they have stepped up to serve our customers and their communities. Sam Walton said, ‘Our people make the difference,’ and that’s never been more true than it is right now,” said Dacona Smith, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Walmart U.S. in the company’s press release. “Closing our stores on Thanksgiving Day is one way we’re saying ‘thank you’ to our teams for their dedication and hard work this year. We hope everyone will take the opportunity to be with their loved ones during what’s always a special time.”


With Walmart’s doors closed on Thanksgiving Day, store employees who have worked tirelessly throughout the last two years to keep store shelves stocked can enjoy a well-deserved day off before the biggest shopping day of the year. Normally, hordes of holiday shoppers spend their Thanksgiving day getting a jump-start on Black Friday deals at Walmart, but this year, the rush to save big on thousands of items won’t begin in-store at Walmart until Friday, Nov. 26. Store opening times and Black Friday 2021 deals have yet to be announced.

While you’re marking up your special holiday shopping calendar with each and every sale Walmart has in store this year, just remember to mark through Thanksgiving Day and double check your Turkey Day grocery list. Since Walmart will be closed Nov. 25, you’ll want to make sure you stock up on all of the essentials early this year.

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