DETROIT (WWJ) – Happy Thanksgiving! Holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday in Metro Detroit — and, like it or not, stores are opening earlier and earlier.

Here’s the rundown:

Stores Open Thursday
(check individual stores to confirm)

6 a.m.: Kmart opens for 41 straight hours.
5 p.m.: Toys’R’Us
6 p.m.: Walmart, Best Buy
8 p.m.: Target, Family Dollar
7 p.m.: Old Navy
8 p.m.: Kohl’s, Macy’s, JCPenny, Sears, OfficeMax, Staples, Dicks

Stores Opening Early Friday
(check individual stores to confirm)

12:am: GameStop
4 a.m.:
Meijer Black Friday Deals begin
5 a.m.: Home Depot, Lowes
6 a.m.: Bed Bath and Beyond
7 a.m.: Sam’s Club
9 am.: Costco
(More individual store hours)

Metro Detroit Mall Hours
  • Eastland Mall: 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday
  • Fairlane Mall: 6 a.m.- 10 p.m. Friday
  • Great Lakes Crossing- Open 6 p.m. Thursday
  • Lakeside Mall: 6 a.m.- 10 p.m. Friday
  • Laurel Park Place: Some stores open 8 p.m. Thursday; whole mall 6 a.m. Friday
  • Macomb Mall Midnight: 9 p.m. Friday
  • Northland Center Mall: 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday
  • Oakland Mall:  6 a.m. 10 p.m. Friday
  • Partridge Creek: 6 a.m. 10 p.m. Friday
  • Somerset Collection: 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday
  • Southland Mall: 6 a.m.- 10 p.m. Friday
  • Twelve Oaks Mall: 6 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday
  • Westland Mall: Open 8 p.m. Thursday til 9 p.m. Friday

Officials at Bloomfield Hills-based Taubman Centers — which owns Great Lakes Crossing — say they’re opening earlier this year at the request of customers — but also retailers, who are dealing with a shorter holiday shopping season.

Taubman’s Director of Communications Karen MacDonald said opening on the holiday was not an easy decision to make.

“We give our holiday hours a lot of thought and discussion, and we are reflective of the requests from our retailers and our customers,” MacDonald told WWJ Newsradio 950. “Some like it; (for) some it’s a tradition to get out there and shop early.”

“Some would prefer to stay home and digest their meal, which is fine as well,” she added.

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