2021 Thanksgiving DC-area grocery store hours

You forgot the cranberry sauce again, didn’t you?

Well, that’s OK. Every year, there seems to be at least one item on our Thanksgiving shopping list that gets forgotten. So here are the grocery stores that will and won’t be open for those last-minute buys.



Balducci’s: Open on a reduced schedule from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find a store.

Food Lion: Open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find a store location.

Fresh Market: Open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find a store location online.

Giant: All stores will be open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Catering hours will be cut off at 1 p.m. and pickup services will be available from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find a local store.

Harris Teeter: Open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Find a store location.

Megamart: Stores will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Safeway: Stores will be open but hours may vary. Contact your store for more information.

Shoppers: Open until 5 p.m. Find a store location.

Wegmans: Stores will operate from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find a location on their website.

Weis: Open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Store locations can be found on their website.

Whole Foods: Each store will operate on its own schedule. Contact your local store prior to visiting for more details.

Yes! Organic Market: All locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Find a store on their website.

The following stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Aldi
  • BJ’s
  • Costco
  • Lidl
  • MOM’s Organic Market
  • Publix
  • Sam’s Club
  • Target
  • Trader Joe’s 
  • Virginia ABC (Stores will observe normal hours on Nov. 24 and Nov. 26.)
  • Walmart 

WTOP’s Zeke Hartner contributed to this report.

Will Vitka

William Vitka is a Digital Editor and reporter for WTOP.com. He's been in the news industry for over a decade. Before joining WTOP, he worked for CBS News, Stuff Magazine, The New York Post and wrote a variety of books—about a dozen of them, with more to come.

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