Early Black Friday: Target, Toys R Us will now open on Thanksgiving

Posted on: 4:51 am, November 12, 2013, by


Shoppers hoping to take advantage of Black Friday deals after gobbling down a Thanksgiving meal will have to eat earlier than ever. That’s because the deals are slated to start earlier than ever, with both Target and Toys R’ Us now announcing plans to open Thanksgiving evening.

The Los Angeles Times reports Target will welcome bargain hunters at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, “joining a veritable stampede of retailers, including Macy’s, J.C. Penney and Staples.”

Target also plans to keep most stores open until 11 p.m. on Friday and will stay open “for at least 14 hours on Christmas Eve and 15 hours the day after Christmas.”

Many stores though, will open even earlier than Target.

Toys R’ Us will invite shoppers starting at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. The children’s toy retailer joins Best Buy, which is also doing early start. Kmart’s Black Friday marathon sale will begin at 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.

Target and Toys R’ Us will also reportedly follow Wal-Mart’s lead online - offering Black Friday deals on the web in early November.

Read more at The Los Angeles Times.


  • Jodi Beckstrom says:

    Kmart has NEVER thought that their employees should be able to spend Thanksgiving with their families…I used to work at Kmart and would always have to work even when my son was young.

  • Speed racer says:

    I feel sorry for the abuse the employees go through, but I do love black Friday. Bought all the appliances in my house for only 1900

  • You-know-who says:

    I know families will be disappointed over the fact that they may not be able to spend time with loved ones on a FAMILY day. My dad may have to work. Oh well always next Thanksgiving.

  • Anonymous says:

    Black Friday is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Only benefits China

  • Is nothing sacred? The holidays have slipped away from the general public and been completely bastardized by Big Business. The traditional meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas both have been diluted by mass consumerism. Read more about the War on the Holidays and American Values being waged from the trenches of Wall Street at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-war-on-thanksgiving-one-turkeys.html where one Turkey gets his revenge for encroaching on the holidays this year!

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