What's Closed, What's Open Thanksgiving Weekend 2018

What’s Closed, What’s Open Thanksgiving Weekend 2018

What’s closed and what’s open on Thanksgiving weekend in Kane County, IL, continues to evolve.

Here’s a quick look at the schedules of businesses, government offices and others.

Although many businesses are open and holding sales this weekend, more and more retailers this year are choosing to take the day off on Thanksgiving Day.

According to theblackfriday.com, the list of big-name stores closing on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, includes biggies like Costco, Ikea, Sam’s Club, Home Depot and Lowe’s.

Regarding local government, Kane County non-emergency offices are closed both Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23. Most offices of cities and villages are closed both days, but there are a few exceptions. (See below.)

Local libraries and park district office hours truly are a mixed bag. Virtually all are closed on Thanksgiving Day, but closings on Friday, Nov. 23, vary. Some libraries, like Geneva Public Library, close a little early on Thanksgiving eve but are open on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Most banks are closed Thursday but open Friday. Ditto for post offices.

Most students have the week off, but some districts have parent conferences on Monday through Wednesday, and each district has its own schedule. The Batavia District 101 calendar, for example, says the Thanksgiving break is Wednesday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Nov. 23.

As always, if any information below needs updating or correcting, email a link to Rick Nagel at kanecountyconnects@gmail.com.

Banks

Businesses

  • Most businesses (other than banking institutions) are open Friday, Nov. 23.
  • Scroll down to “Stores” to see some of the biggies that are open and closed on Thanksgiving Day.

Cities and Villages

The following is information on non-emergency office hours for Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, in Kane County villages and cities based on the calendar information of each office’s website. Offices are considered open if the website makes no mention of closing Nov. 23.

  • Village of Algonquin offices are closed both days.
  • City of Aurora offices are closed Thanksgiving Day. (Friday not clear on website.)
  • City of Batavia offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Big Rock offices are closed both days. (Regular office hours are 8-11 a.m. Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays.)
  • Village of Burlington offices are closed both days — and always closed on Fridays.
  • Village of Campton Hills offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Carpentersville offices are closed Thanksgiving Day. (Friday not clear on website.)
  • Village of East Dundee offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Elburn offices are both days.
  • City of Elgin offices are closed both days.
  • City of Geneva offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Gilberts offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Hampshire offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Huntley offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Lily Lake offices are closed Thanksgiving Day. No mention of Friday.
  • Village of Maple Park offices are Thanksgiving Day. (Friday not clear on website.)
  • Village of Montgomery offices are closed Thanksgiving Day. (Friday not clear on website.)
  • Village of North Aurora offices are closed both days
  • Village of Pingree Grove offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Sleepy Hollow offices are closed Thanksgiving Day. (Friday not clear on website.)
  • Village of South Elgin offices are closed both days.
  • City of St. Charles offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Sugar Grove offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Wayne offices are closed both days — and closed every Friday.
  • Viilage of West Dundee offices are closed both days.

Kane County

Post Offices

  • Postal offices are closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, but open on Friday, Nov. 24.

Schools

Stores

SOURCE: theblackfriday.com

Closed on Thanksgiving Day

  • 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)
  • El Dorado Furniture
  • Fleet Farm
  • Gander Outdoors
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Homesense
  • IKEA
  • JOANN Stores
  • Lamps Plus
  • Lowe’s
  • Mall of America
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm (you’ll have to get your mattress online from somewhere like Leesa)
  • Menards
  • Micro Center
  • Music & Arts
  • Navy Exchange
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Northern Tool
  • Office Depot & OfficeMax
  • Outdoor Research
  • 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 Original Mattress Factory
  • The Paper Store
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine

Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day

  • Bass Pro Shops: Open 8 AM to 6 PM
  • Belk: Open 4 PM to 1 AM
  • Best Buy: Open 5 PM to 1 AM
  • Big Lots: Open 7 AM to Midnight
  • Cabela’s: Open 8 AM to 6 PM
  • CVS: Regular business hours
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods: Open 6 PM to 2 AM
  • Dunham’s Sports: Open 3 PM
  • Dollar General: Open 7 AM to 10 PM
  • Fred’s: Open 9 AM to 5 PM
  • JCPenney: Open Thursday 2 PM to Friday 10 PM
  • Kohl’s: Open 5 PM
  • Kmart: Open 6 AM to Midnight
  • Macy’s: Open 5 PM to 2 AM
  • Meijer: Open all day starting 6 AM
  • New York & Company: Open; hours TBA
  • Old Navy: Open Thursday 3 PM to Friday 10 PM
  • Rite Aid: Hours TBA
  • Sears: Open 6PM
  • Shopko: Open Thursday 2 PM to Friday 10 PM for stores; Until Friday 2 PM for doorbusters
  • Stage Stores: Open 1 PM to 1 AM
  • Target: Open 5 PM to 1 AM
  • Victoria’s Secret: Varies by Location
  • Walgreens: Regular Business Hours
  • Walmart: Open 6 PM