Is Kroger Open on Thanksgiving 2023?

published Nov 20, 2023
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The facade of Kroger Food and Pharmacy store located at Richmond Hill, Georgia .
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The final hours of preparing for Thanksgiving dinner seem like something of a marathon. Everyone is hungry and the household is in a frenzy as we try to get the turkey in the oven and the sides on the stove. But it’s during those last-minute cooking sessions that we realize we forgot to pick up rosemary for the turkey stuffing or more cream for the mashed potatoes, and we’ll need to run out to the store to pick up some final odds and ends. But will Kroger Thanksgiving hours make that possible? 

What Are Kroger’s Thanksgiving Hours?

As one of the larger national grocery store chains, many people count on Kroger for their emergency shopping needs. Thankfully, most Kroger locations are open on Thanksgiving, but they may have modified hours. That means your local Kroger could open late or close early, or even not open at all in certain instances. In 2022, Kroger was open at most locations with modified hours, but in many instances the pharmacy did remain closed for the day. Your best bet is to check their website to confirm a specific location’s hours.

Kroger is also open on Thanksgiving Eve, so you can always do your shopping the day before the big meal and remove all doubt of encountering closed doors once you get there — if you get your recipe list organized in time! (Need inspo for the big meal? Head here!)

Kroger is a popular destination grocery store for regions that have one available, but may be a bit intimidating for the first time shopper, as they try to get a feel for the many private-label brands, prepared foods, and navigating the extensive manager’s specials. But once you get a feel for the store, it’ll become a quick favorite — especially around the holidays, as you’ll find special seasonal finds and lots of festive cheer.