If you are short on ingredients for your Thanksgiving Day special feast, Walmart will be the first name popping into your mind. Before heading out, check out if Walmart is open on Thanksgiving Day 2023 (November 23rd) and what will be the store opening hours.
Previously, Walmart remained open on almost every special occasion including Thanksgiving. However, their schedule has changed over the past two years. All outlets across the U.S. remained closed since 2020.
Is Walmart Open on Thanksgiving Day 2023?
No. Walmart Stores will not be open on Thanksgiving Day 2023. If you were planning to visit the nearby location on November 23rd, you will have to make changes to your plans as Walmart will be closed just like in 2021 and 2022.
Before that, Walmart remained open on Thanksgiving every year. Not only that but a large crowd arrived at the stores to get their last-minute needs for the special occasion. It won’t happen this year though.
Why is Walmart closed on Thanksgiving Day?
Walmart has confirmed via a press release that all of its stores will be closed on November 23/ Thanksgiving Day 2023. The retail chain has mentioned the reason to keep the stores closed to say “thank you” to the teams for their dedication and hard work.
“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,” the press release stated.
Last year, CEO Dacona Smith stated that the stores are kept closed on Thanksgiving to honor the efforts of the staff in tough times.
Walmart will be Open on Wednesday for your Thanksgiving Needs
Fortunately, all Walmart stores will stay open on Wednesday, a day before Thanksgiving Day. If you need anything for the special day, just plan your visit during regular business hours. Usually, Walmart stores open at 6 AM and close around 11 PM.
Some locations also stay open for 24 hours. You must give the store you are planning to visit a call before stepping out of your house. Another option is to order your stuff from Walmart.com but it may take some to deliver.
Will Walmart Open on Black Friday 2023?
Yes. Walmart will stay open on Black Friday 2023. The opening and closing hours will vary according to the location. You must check out the altered schedule before heading out. We’ll keep you posted when the timings are confirmed officially.
Walmart has also announced that it will start offering deals on popular gift categories before Black Friday. The purchases made on or after October 1st can be returned through January 31, 2024.
There will be plenty of deals and offers available across all items. We have a separate post on our website where we have handpicked the best deals from Walmart. Don’t forget to have a look at that.