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Macy’s plans to open even earlier this Thanksgiving

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Macy's will open on Thanksgiving Day at 5 p.m., one hour earlier than last year, according to

Read more: 73 shopping malls to close for Thanksgiving

Macy's holiday hours this year

The website tells us that it has confirmed the holiday hours with the following five Macy’s stores nationwide, and an associate with the Christiana Mall location verified the hours with as well. 

  • Ala Moana Center (Honolulu, HI) – 5 p.m. Thanksgiving to 10 p.m. Black Friday
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale, AZ) – 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thanksgiving and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday
  • Cherry Hill Mall (Cherry Hill, NJ) – 5 p.m. Thanksgiving to 10 p.m. Black Friday
  • Moorestown Mall (Moorestown, NJ) – 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thanksgiving and 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Black Friday
  • Christiana Mall (Newark, DE) – 5 p.m. Thanksgiving to 10 p.m. Black Friday

Macy’s hasn't officially announced its holiday hours and didn’t immediately reply to our email.

Major retailers have opened on Thanksgiving for the past several years to get a jump on Black Friday, the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. But amid consumer backlash, many retailers have decided to remain closed on the holiday this year. previously reported that stores like Costco, Home Depot, Marshalls, Nordstrom and Staples will take the day off.

Here’s a list of 25+ other retailers that won’t open on Thanksgiving.

Meanwhile, mall operator CBL & Associates announced that 73 shopping malls nationwide will also remain closed so that employees can spend time with their families. Mall of America, the nation’s largest shopping mall, announced the same move a week earlier.

Macy’s decision to open on Thanksgiving comes a couple of months after the retailer announced it will close 100 of its 728 stores by early 2017. 

Read more: These 28 Macy's locations are at high risk of closing