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Shopping guide: When stores open on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Sarah Rahal
The Detroit News

Black Friday is around the corner and shoppers can already anticipate long lines and scavenging for parking. 

Best Buy during Black Friday shopping.

 

This year, shops are opening as early as 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. For those committing to the sale, go with a game plan and be aware most malls close between midnight and 6 a.m. 

Here is a guide of mall and store hours for the two-day shopping frenzy. 

*Note department store hours vary.

Mall Hours

  • Fairlane Town Center: Open Thanksgiving 6 p.m. - midnight; open 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Black Friday
  • Westland Center: Closed on Thanksgiving; open 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Black Friday 
  • Southland Center: Open 6 p.m. - midnight on Thanksgiving ; open 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Black Friday
  • Macomb Mall: Closed on Thanksgiving; open 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Black Friday 
  • Lakeside Mall:  Open 6 p.m. - midnight on Thanksgiving; open 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Black Friday 
  • Twelve Oaks Mall: Open 6 p.m. - midnight on Thanksgiving;  open 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Black Friday 
  • Oakland Mall: Closed on Thanksgiving; open 6 a.m.- 10 p.m. on Black Friday 
  • Great Lakes Crossing: Open 6 a.m. - midnight on Thanksgiving; open 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Black Friday 
  • Birch Run Outlets: Open 6 p.m. - midnight on Thanksgiving; open 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Black Friday
  • Tanger Outlets: Open 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving - 10 p.m. on Black Friday
  • Briarwood Mall: Open 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving;  open 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Black Friday 
  • Somerset Collection: Closed on Thanksgiving; open 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Black Friday
  • Partridge Creek: Closed on Thanksgiving; open 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Black Friday
People shop at the Coach Factory at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills, Friday,  Nov. 28, 2014.

 

Stores open on Thanksgiving

  • Bass Pro Shops:  8 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving;  5 a.m. – 11 p.m. Black Friday
  • Best Buy 5 p.m. -1 a.m. on Thanksgiving; 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Black Friday
  • Big Lots 7 a.m. - midnight  
  • Carson's: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Black Friday 
  • Dollar General: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods: 6 p.m. through 2 a.m. Friday
  • Dunham Sports4 p.m. - 3 p.m. Black Friday
  • Gamestop: 4 p.m. -10 p.m. Thanksgiving; 10 a.m.- 9 p.m. Black Friday
  • Five Below: 6 p.m. - 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving; 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Black Friday
  • J. C. Penney2 p.m. - 10 p.m. Black Friday
  • Kohl's5 p.m - midnight Black Friday
  • Kmart6 a.m. - 2 p.m Black Friday
  • Macy's5 p.m. -2 a.m. Black Friday
  • MeijerOpen 24 hours Thursday through Sunday
  • Michael's6 p.m. - midnight; opens an hour earlier (5 p.m.) for rewards members
  • Sears6 p.m. - 2 a.m. Black Friday
  • Target6 p.m. - midnight; Reopens 6 a.m. Black Friday
  • Toys R Us5 p.m. - 11 p.m. Friday
  • Walmart6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Black Friday 
  • Ulta6 a.m. - 2 a.m.; Reopens 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. Black Friday
Macy’s Inc. said it plans to hire about 85,000 seasonal workers for temporary jobs ahead of the holidays to meet expected higher demand.

 

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