Kohl’s Stores to Open at 8pm on Thanksgiving

by Harry Sheff

Kohl's Kohl’s is the latest major retailer to announce that it will be open on Thanksgiving night. The Wisconsin-based retailer says its 1,158 stores will open at 8pm on Thanksgiving and remain open for 28 hours straight, finally closing at midnight on Black Friday.

“Shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend has become a much-anticipated tradition enjoyed with friends and family,” said chief customer officer Michelle Gass in a statement. “As many customers are eager to get a jumpstart on their shopping, we are opening our stores at 8 pm on Thanksgiving Day as a convenience to our customers who want to make Kohl’s their first stop.”

Macy’s was the first retailer this year to announce its extended hours—most of its stores will open at 8pm on Thanksgiving. In 2012, Macy’s stores opened four hours later on Thanksgiving, at midnight.

JCPenney followed two days later, also announcing an 8pm opening time.

Target hasn’t announced its Thanksgiving hours yet but last year it opened at 9pm.