Plenty of New Jersey stores will remain closed this Thanksgiving — putting the emphasis on family time over bargain-hunting. Some will be even be closed through Blac Friday.

But many, many more malls and shopping centers will begin welcoming holiday shoppers beginning in late afternoon Thursday. And instead of waiting for Black Friday to begin, several New Jersey establishments have announced earlybird sales and specials.

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Below is a list of the retailers, malls and outlets in the Garden State that will be open to early shoppers this Thanksgiving:



Retail stores:

  • Best Buy: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thanksgiving, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday
  • Five Below: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thanksgiving, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Black Friday
  • JC Penny: Stores open 2 p.m. Thanksgiving; exact hours may vary
  • Kohl's: Stores open 5 p.m. Thanksgiving, exact hours vary by location
  • K-Mart: 6 a.m. to midnight Thanksgiving,  midnight to 10 p.m. Black Friday
  • Macy's: 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thanksgiving, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday
  • Modell's: Opens 6 p.m. Thanksgiving night, store hours may vary
  • PC Richard & Son: Closed on Thanksgiving, open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday
  • Sam Ash: Closed on Thanksgiving, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Black Friday
  • Sears: Open at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving, 5 a.m. Black Friday
  • Target: Open at 6 p.m. to midnight Thanksgiving, midnight to 11 p.m. Black Friday
  • Toys "R" Us: Doors open 5 p.m. Thursday. Hours may vary per location
  • Walmart: Open on 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Exact hours vary by location.