Black Friday 2021: what is open, what is closed on Friday? Banks, UPS, mail delivery, stock exchanges, shopping malls, stores
Black Friday 2021 is Friday November 26.
It’s an annual shopping event that takes place the day after Thanksgiving. The first recorded use of the term “Black Friday” dates back to 1869, when the US gold market collapsed.
According to History.com, Philadelphia Police used the term in the 1950s to describe how chaotic the day after Thanksgiving would become due to the crowds that gathered for Saturday football games. Shoplifters took advantage of the chaos and police were forced to work extra shifts.
Black Friday was not viewed positively until the late 1980s when retailers found a way to reinvent the term, which led to a dedicated, albeit chaotic, shopping day.
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s open and what’s closed on Black Friday 2021.
Black Friday is neither a federal holiday nor a state holiday. There are two federal holidays in November: Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.
Federal courts in New Jersey, however, will be closed black friday.
United States Postal Service the offices will be open.
The exchanges will be open on Black Friday. This includes the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq markets.
All Motor Vehicle Commission the offices will be open. In addition, all offices and courts in the State of New Jersey are open for the holidays.
Online processing of certain documents is available at Motor Vehicle Commission website.
All banks are open on Black Friday.
Most restaurants will be open and some may have special offers. Customers should check with specific restaurants for information.
Most stores will be open on Black Friday, and some may open very early so shoppers can take advantage of the sales.
Note: Buyers should ultimately check with their local store if times vary by location.
- Apple (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
- Barnes and Noble (8 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- Bass Pro Shops (5 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
- Bed bath and beyond (6 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
- Best buy (5 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- BJ Wholesale Club (9 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- Burlington (7 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
- Costco (9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., but may vary by store)
- CVS (varies by store)
- Dick’s Sporting Goods (5 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- Dollar tree (9 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- Hobby lobby (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- Home deposit (6 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- Ikea (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- JCPenney (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- Kohl’s (5 a.m. – midnight)
- Lowe’s (6 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- Macy’s (6 a.m. – 11.59 p.m.)
- Marshals (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- Meijer (6 a.m. – midnight)
- Nordstrom (10 a.m. – 9 p.m.; varies by store)
- Nordstrom Support (8 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- Old navy (5 a.m. – 11 p.m.; varies by store)
- Petco (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
- PetSmart (7 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- REI (FIRM)
- Rite Help (varies by store)
- Sam’s club (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
- Target (7 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- TJ Maxx (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- Trader Joe’s (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
- Ulta (6 a.m. – 10 p.m.)
- Walgreens (varies by store)
- Walmart (5 a.m. – 11 p.m.)
Most stores will have ongoing sales for Black Friday 2021 throughout the day, and in some cases there will be huge deals on hot products.
When it comes to online shopping, we’ve scoured the internet and found plenty of Black Friday 2021 deals. Here are some of the bigger ones:
The next federal holiday is Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25.
For more information on the history of Black Friday, watch the video below:
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