Some Macy’s employees have less vacation time to be thankful for this year. To get an edge on Black Friday, several Macy’s stores in Chicago will reportedly be open Thanksgiving Day! The stores will open at 8 pm and remain open for 24 hours.
Opening on Thanksgiving would be a first for the company, but it’s in step with a growing trend among retailers to start the Black Friday festivities increasingly earlier. The so-called “holiday creep” has been going on for the past several years, with stores like Toys R Us, Sears and Target starting their holiday sales on Thanksgiving night. This news is about as hard to digest as a giant Thanksgiving meal.