Retailers have been urging consumers to get their holiday shopping done earlier this year because supply chain glitches have created new levels of uncertainty about what will be in stock and when.

The message got across: Retail sales surged in October for things such as electronics, clothing and fitness gear. And yet an estimated 158.3 million Americans are still expected to shop in stores and online from Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, according to a November survey from the National Retail Federation.

Fewer major retailers will be open on Thanksgiving. Target, which closed stores on Thanksgiving Day last year because of the pandemic, has decided to make the holiday closure permanent, the Associated Press reported Monday. Stores such as Kohl’s, Macy’s and Walmart also are taking the day off.

Here’s a rundown of which national retailers will be open on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, though times may vary at some locations:


7 a.m.: Big Lots, Dollar General

9 a.m.: Bass Pro Shops

Black Friday

5 a.m.: Bass Pro Shops, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, J.C. Penney, Kohl’s, Walmart

6 a.m.: Bath & Body Works, Bed Bath & Beyond, Big Lots, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Tanger Outlets, Ulta

7 a.m.: Michaels, Target

8 a.m.: Dollar General, Five Below

9 a.m.: Costco Wholesale

10 a.m.: Sam’s Club

Small Business Saturday

The NRF forecasts 58.1 million Americans will turn to local bookstores, toy sellers, clothing boutiques and other independents on Small Business Saturday.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the event was launched in 2010 to redirect some holiday shopping dollars to local stores and is now observed by all 50 states.

To find a participating business near you, search for #SmallBizSat on social media or do a simple online search. Local newspapers, blogs and neighborhood email groups can also point you to retailers in your area.