Black Friday is the day St. Louis bargain hunters anticipate every year. It's the official start to the holiday shopping season and one of the best times to get big discounts and special sales on the most popular items on your gift list. It's also a traditional kickoff of the holiday shopping season and a must-do for many St. Louisans. If you don't want to wait until Black Friday, some stores will also be open on Thanksgiving Day. With a little planning, you can hit all of the stores you need, finish most of your shopping, and focus on other things to do to get ready for the holidays during December.
Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day
In 2018, Thanksgiving is on November 22. Here are St. Louis stores open on Thanksgiving Day:
- Kmart: Most stores will open at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving until 10 p.m. on Black Friday
- JC Penney: 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving until 10 p.m. on Black Friday
- Michael's: 6 p.m. to midnight
- Old Navy: 4 p.m.
- Toys R Us: 5 to 11 p.m.
- Best Buy: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
- Walmart: 6 p.m.
- Target: 6 p.m. to midnight
- Sears: 6 p.m. to midnight; some stores will be closed so check before you head out
- Five Below: 6 p.m.
- Macy's: 5 p.m.
- Kohl's: 5 p.m.
- Stein Mart: 5 p.m.
- St. Louis Premium Outlets: 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
- Taubman Prestige Outlets: 6 p.m. to midnight
- St. Louis Outlet Mall (Mills Mall): Not available as of this writing but will be open
- St. Louis Galleria: Not available as of this writing but will be open
Four St. Louis area malls will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. They are West County Center, South County Center, Mid Rivers Mall, and St. Clair Square.
Mall Opening Hours on Black Friday
Black Friday is November 23, 2018. Some stores that are open on Thanksgiving are open continuously through Black Friday. Others reopen at 5 a.m. or 6 a.m. Check the specific store's website for details. Opening times for malls in the St. Louis area on Black Friday morning are:
- St. Louis Outlet Mall (Mills Mall): Not available as of this writing
- St. Louis Premium Outlets: 6 a.m.
- Taubman Prestige Outlets: 6 a.m.
- Mid Rivers Mall: 6 a.m.
- St. Clair Square: 6 a.m.
- South County Center: 6 a.m.
- West County Center: 6 a.m.
- St. Louis Galleria: Not available as of this writing; regular hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.