While some of the biggest Black Friday sales this year will be available online, a lot of people still prefer to kick off their holiday shopping spree in physical stores. After all, no Christmas season is really complete without a trip to malls, department stores, or big-box retailers to personally pick up gifts for yourself and your loved ones.
Black Friday is just a few days away, so if you haven’t started planning for a stress- and hassle-free shopping experience yet, then today is the right time. To make the most of the holiday, it’s basic knowledge that you must know the store hours of the shops you like to visit. So to help you plan your itinerary, we’ve created a Black Friday Store Hours 2023 list that you can use to find out the opening and closing hours of your favorite stores.
Walmart Black Friday Hours
Walmart will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but it is set to reopen its doors the following day, on Black Friday, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. local time. Please note that these are just the general store hours. Some Walmart locations may have different hours, so it is always best to check with your local store before you go.
Even though Black Friday is traditionally a day for in-store shopping, Walmart will also be offering many of its Black Friday deals online. In fact, the retailer’s Black Friday 2023 sale will start on November 22 at 12 p.m. ET for Walmart+ members. The early access for Walmart+ members will last for three hours, and the deals will be available for everyone on Walmart.com, starting at 3 p.m. ET. The Black Friday sale will then kick off in Walmart stores on November 24.
Below are three of the best Black Friday deals at Walmart this 2023:
Target Black Friday Hours
Also closed on Thanksgiving Day, Target stores will welcome shoppers as early as 6 a.m. on Black Friday 2023. While closing time varies per location, the shops, in general, are expected to close at 11 p.m. Be sure to check with your local Target store to confirm their hours.
Like Walmart, Target is also offering several online deals for Black Friday. These deals will start on November 22 and will run through the weekend. You can find the deals on Target’s website or app.
Here are some of the deals that Target is offering for Black Friday:
- Save up to $175 on select Apple devices
- Up to 60% off on video games and accessories
- Up to 50% off on select Barbie toys
- Up to 40% off on TVs, soundbars, and streaming devices
- Up to 40% off on laptops and tablets
- Up to 40% off on select LEGO sets
- Up to 40% off on kitchen items
- Up to 40% off on select furniture
- Up to 30% off on clothing
Best Buy Black Friday Hours
Best Buy locations will open on Black Friday at 6 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. local time. But store hours may vary by location, so it is always best to check the store hours of your local Best Buy before you go.
While some retailers have yet to reveal their special Black Friday store hours in 2023, others have already announced their opening and closing hours during the holiday, allowing shoppers to plan their shopping spree way ahead of time. Below is a list of stores that are expected to be open this Black Friday, along with their corresponding store hours:
Ashley Furniture will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday.
Barnes & Noble
All Barnes & Noble stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. On Black Friday, Barnes & Noble stores will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Bath & Body Works
Bath & Body Works will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday.
Bed Bath & Beyond
The chain of domestic merchandise retail stores is expected to open its doors at 6 a.m. on Black Friday and close at 10 p.m.
The department store chain typically opens its locations from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. during Black Friday.
It is expected that customers can start their Black Friday shopping at Big Lots stores as early as 6 a.m. on Black Friday.
BJ’s Wholesale Club
In 2022, BJ’s Wholesale Club was open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday. They were also open on Thanksgiving Day, but they closed earlier at 6 p.m. It’s likely that BJ’s Wholesale Club will have similar store hours for Black Friday in 2023. However, it’s always best to check with your local store to confirm their hours before you go.
Select stores of the upscale retail chain are expected to welcome customers from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Black Friday.
Most stores of the footwear retailer are expected to open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday, but this may vary by location. Check with your local store for specific hours.
Fleet Farm Black Friday store hours in 2023 will vary by location. Some stores are expected to open as early as 5 a.m. local time on Black Friday, while others will not open until later in the day.
Stores of the video game retail chain will be open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday. This, however, may vary depending on location.
Like in the past few years, stores of the home improvement retail company will open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on this year’s Black Friday.
Locations of the furniture store chain are expected to be open during their regular store hours on Black Friday. This, however, may vary depending on location.
JCPenney Black Friday 2023 store hours will vary by location, but most stores are expected to open at 5 a.m. local time on November 24. The store will remain open until 10 p.m. local time.
The retailer is expected to be open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Black Friday. These, however, are the general store hours for Kmart. Some stores may have slightly different hours. It is always best to check with your local Kmart for their specific Black Friday hours.
Like in the past few years, the chain of home improvement stores is expected to open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday.
Macy’s Black Friday 2023 store hours will be from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on November 24.
In 2022, most Neiman Marcus were open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday. The company will likely follow these operating hours this Black Friday 2023.
Stores of the office supply and equipment retailer are expected to start welcoming guests at 9 a.m. on Black Friday and close at 10 p.m.
In 2022, stores of the popular fashion brand opened as early as 12 a.m., depending on location, and closed at 11 p.m. on Black Friday. Old Navy may likely follow the same store hours for this year’s Black Friday.
The chain of pet superstores is expected to welcome customers from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday.
Rite Aid will be open from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Black Friday.
The chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs is expected to accept customer orders during regular store hours (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) on Black Friday.
Sears has not yet announced its official Black Friday 2023 store hours. But, in previous years, Sears stores have been open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Black Friday.
The school and office supplies store is expected to open at 9 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. on Black Friday.
Like in previous years, customers can start shopping at the chain of beauty stores from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on this year’s Black Friday.
Walgreens Black Friday 2023 store hours will vary by location, but most stores will be open regular hours on Black Friday. This means that most Walgreens stores will open at 8 or 9 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. on Black Friday.
When is Black Friday?
Black Friday is observed the day after Thanksgiving. In 2023, Thanksgiving Day falls on November 23rd, so this year’s Black Friday is on November 24th. Black Friday marks the start of the Christmas shopping season in the United States, as many stores offer big discounts and amazing deals during the day. In fact, Black Friday has routinely been the busiest shopping day of the year in the country since 2005.
What is the best time to go for a Black Friday shopping spree?
If you are shopping in-store, it would be a lot better to arrive in your preferred shops as early as possible to take advantage of early deals. Shopping early is also recommended as the number of discounted items and best deals start to drop as the day goes on.
But holiday shopping in the U.S. has changed drastically ever since the rise of online shopping. Retail chains are no longer dependent on specific days to drive sales, so customers can now avail of Black Friday discounts days or even weeks ahead of the actual holiday.
The U.S. holiday used to be marked by a few big shopping days, with Black Friday being the biggest. But as pointed out by CNN, retailers in recent years have started to put out their deals and events earlier and spread them out across the season. This helps them avoid a crush of demand, which usually strains their stores and delivery networks.