Here it is, Thanksgiving Day, and there's something you forgot at the store. Maybe you just realized that the milk in the refrigerator isn't smelling all that great or you need a bottle of wine or flowers to take to someone's home. Here are some stores around Phoenix that are open on Thanksgiving Day.
Phoenix Area Pharmacies Open on Thanksgiving Day
What can you find at these pharmacies on Thanksgiving Day? You might need batteries, soft drinks, beer, nuts, chips, wine, coffee, feminine products, cold medication, first aid supplies, pet food, a camera, or prescription medications.
If you need a prescription filled on Thanksgiving, call the pharmacy near you to ensure that it is open. Even if the store is open on Thanksgiving Day, the pharmacy might not be or they might have shortened hours. If the pharmacy at one of the stores below that you normally go to isn't open, and you need a prescription refilled right away, just find another of the same store; that store will have your information in the computer system.
Phoenix-Area Grocery Stores/Markets Open on Thanksgiving Day
Of course, all of these stores have food and beverages, so anything you might have forgotten meal-wise they'll probably also have. You can also pick up prepared foods at these stores, like mashed potatoes, salads from the deli department, shrimp with cocktail sauce, and bakery items. Did you just discover that one of your guests is a vegetarian or can only eat gluten-free products? Do you need flowers? Tequila or vodka? Ice? A turkey pan? Make sure you call the store before you jump in the car and head out.
Although these stores are typically open on Thanksgiving, they probably have shorter hours.
Other Things to Do Around Phoenix on Thanksgiving
Finally, if you are just having a quiet Thanksgiving Day and you are looking for something to do, there are probably more attractions and activities that are open on Thanksgiving than you thought. If you're not into football, you can go to the movies, go bowling, take a walk around the Phoenix Zoo or visit from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. to see ZooLights, the zoo's annual holiday extravaganza. Or be one of the first to see this year's Arizona International Auto Show, which opens on Thanksgiving Day at the Phoenix Convention Center.
If you can't get there on Thanksgiving, it will stay open all Thanksgiving weekend, through Sunday.
Now, get some sleep. All the stores open early Friday for Black Friday shopping. If you'd rather skip the crowds and stress of shopping at those retail national chains, you might want to take advantage of some interesting local deals on Black Friday.