RACINE, WI — For most, Thanksgiving offers a chance to gather with friends and families and consider all the reasons to be grateful. It is also one of the year’s busiest times for traveling and the eve of the biggest shopping day of the year.

But not everyone will have the day off. In addition to those doing essential work — like firefighters, police, transit workers and transportation security agents — many employees of large corporate retailers will be away from their families on Turkey Day to give consumers a chance to pick up some last-minute items or get a head start on their holiday shopping.

In Racine, many businesses plan special holiday hours during Thanksgiving week. Government offices will be closed and the refuse collection schedule will be adjusted. Find out below what’s going to be open and what’s going to be closed for the holiday this year.

Post Office: All U.S. Post Offices are closed on Thanksgiving.

City Hall: City Hall and administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29.

Public Library: The Racine Public Library will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29

Garbage Collection: Holidays will have an effect on the Department of Public Works solid waste/recycling collections during the year. The observed holidays by the City of Racine are:

New Years, Spring Break, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

If your trash pickup day falls on one of these days there will be no solid waste or recycling pickup on that day. Your garbage pickup will resume the next business day provided that is also not a holiday. Your recycling pickup will also resume on the next business day again unless this is a holiday.

Banks: Most major banks are closed on Thanksgiving Day, and most will open on Friday. Call your branch to verify.

Schools: Students are off on Nov. 27-29 in Racine Unified Public Schools for Thanksgiving break.

Tree Lighting: The Downtown Racine holiday parade happened on Nov. 9.

Retailers: Nearly 100 national and regional retailers have announced plans to close on Thanksgiving Day. In a recent survey, 72 percent of consumers believe stores should be closed for the holiday, according to a website that tracks Black Friday sales.

Retailers giving their employees the day off include: , Ace Hardware, Costco, Crate and Barrel , Home Depot, IKEA, Lowe’s, Marshalls, Nordstrom, Petco and T.J. Maxx.

Those choosing to stay open and have employees work on Thanksgiving include: Best Buy, CVS, DSW, GameStop, Macy’s, Old Navy, Sears, Target, Walgreens and Walmart.

As for Thanksgiving and Black Friday hours:

Mayfair Mall, Wauwatosa

Thanksgiving

6 p.m. to Midnight

Black Friday

6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Brookfield Square, Brookfield

Thanksgiving

CLOSED

Black Friday

6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Corners of Brookfield, Brookfield

Thanksgiving

Eve 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thanksgiving

Closed

Black Friday

9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Bayshore Town Center, Glendale

Thanksgiving

Closed

Black Friday

7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Southridge, Greendale

Thanksgiving

5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Black Friday

6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Regency, Racine

Thanksgiving Day

6 p.m. to 12 a.m.

Black Friday

7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Prime Outlets, Pleasant Prairie

Thanksgiving

6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Black Friday

6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Here is a list of retailers who have posted their 2019 Thanksgiving and Black Friday hours:

  • A.C. Moore: Select stores will open as early as 5 a.m.
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors: Stores will open for the most part at 6 a.m. but check your specific location to confirm.
  • Barnes and Noble: Select stores will open at 8 a.m. and close at 10 p.m.
  • Best Buy: Stores open at 8 a.m.
  • BJ’s Wholesale: Doors open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • Bloomingdale’s: Doors open at 7 a.m. in select locations on Black Friday.
  • Burlington: Stores open at 7 a.m.
  • Costco: Stores open on Black Friday at 9 a.m.
  • CVS: Stores will run on normal hours.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods: Stores will open on Thanksgiving Day from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m, the store will then reopen at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • GameStop: Customers can begin shopping at 7 a.m.
  • Gap: Customers can shop as early as 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • Gordmans: Locations open at 6 a.m.
  • Guitar Center: Stores open at 7 a.m.
  • Half Price Books: Stores open at 7 a.m.
  • Home Depot: Locations will open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday and close at regularly scheduled hours.
  • HomeGoods: Stores will open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • Kmart: Stores open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • Kohl’s: Stores open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and into Black Friday, but sales go live at 12:01 a.m. on Friday.
  • Lowe’s: Doors will open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • Macy’s: Doors are set to open at 6 a.m.
  • New York & Company: Locations open at 6 a.m.
  • Nordstrom: Opens at 10 a.m.
  • Office Depot & Office Max: Stores open at 8 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • Old Navy: Stores will open at 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and remain open until 1 a.m., and then open again at 5 a.m. on Friday.
  • Petco: Locations will open at 8 a.m.
  • Petsmart: Doors open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • Rite Aid: Customers can begin shopping at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • Sam’s Club: Stores are set to open at 7 a.m.
  • Sears: Stores will open at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • Sephora: Opening times will vary by location.
  • Staples: Doors open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.
  • Sierra: Locations are set to open at 7 a.m.
  • Target: Stores open at 7 a.m.
  • Walgreens: Regular Hours
  • Walmart: Sales continue from Thanksgiving all day.

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