Retailers across America are gearing up for the holiday season, and some have even had Christmas merchandise up since the beginning of summer. (We're looking at you, Hobby Lobby) But more and more national and local retailers are making the decision to keep their doors closed on Thanksgiving Day, despite the obvious windfall it would bring.

Black Friday is obviously a huge day for retail, and is widely considered the biggest shopping day of the year, but in the last couple of years, more and more stores have kept their doors open on Thanksgiving Day. A whole day early might seem a little greedy to some, but that trend looks like it might be coming to an end.

Below is a list of stores who will be closed nationwide, allowing their employees to spend a holiday with friends or family before the big Christmas rush. The list was compiled from BestBlackFriday.com, so thanks for the heads up! A lot of these retailers are located in Acadiana, but some of you will be traveling for the holiday, so we've included every one we know about so far. The stores that are located in Acadiana are highlighted.

 

  • A.C. Moore
  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Acme Tools
  • Allen Edmonds
  • American Girl
  • At Home
  • AT&T (Company-Owned Stores)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Blain’s Farm & Fleet
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture
  • Burlington
  • Christopher & Banks
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • dressbarn (majority of stores)
  • Fleet Farm
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Homesense
  • IKEA
  • JOANN Stores
  • Lowe’s
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Music & Arts
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Office Depot & OfficeMax
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Patagonia
  • Pep Boys
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses
  • REI
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Sprint (Retail Stores Closed Unless Mall Dictates Otherwise; Mall Kiosks May Open)
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart
  • Sur La Table
  • The Container Store
  • The Paper Store
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine