If one of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions is to get a head start on Black Friday shopping on Thursday night, it’s time to start coming up with other evening plans.
This afternoon, Target announced it would be closing its doors on Thanksgiving due to the hectic crowds that come with holiday shopping.
“Let’s face it: Historically, deal hunting and holiday shopping can mean crowded events, and this isn’t a year for crowds,” the store announced in a statement.
Instead, Target will begin its holiday deals starting in October and continuing throughout the season both in stores and online.
“When we say you can take advantage of great deals all season long, we really mean it,” the statement continued. “So kick back, relax and enjoy a long nap after you finish that last piece of Thanksgiving turkey. This season, you can count on getting extra-big savings without the extra-long lines, with plenty of opportunities to score the best deals on the hottest items both before and after November 26.”
“This year more than ever, a joyful holiday will be inseparable from a safe one, and we’re continuing to adjust our plans to deliver ease, value and the joy of the season in a way that only Target can,” Target CEO Brian Cornell added .“The investments we’ve made in our business and our incredible team have enabled us to move with flexibility and speed to meet guests’ changing needs during this global pandemic.”
Target joins the likes of Walmart and Sam’s Club to close on Thanksgiving.
While in-store Black Friday shopping hasn’t technically been canceled as of yet, it certainly seems like we’re headed in that direction.