2018 Thanksgiving: What’s open and closed in New Mexico

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Shoppers stand in line to pay for their purchased merchandise at a Tommy Hilfiger store on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in Miami. Stores opened their doors Friday for what is still one of the busiest days of the year, even as the start of the holiday season edges ever earlier. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the following offices and services will be altering their normal operating hours. Below is also a list of stores that will be closed and open on Thanksgiving Day in New Mexico. 


  • The City Transit Department (ABQ RIDE) will not offer bus or Sun Van paratransit service on Thursday. Regular service will resume on Friday, Nov. 23.
  • The Solid Waste Department will not collect trash, recycling, or large items on Thursday. Residents who have trash pick-up on Thursdays are asked to put their trash and recycling out on Friday, Nov. 23, when regular pick-up service will resume.
  • Most City of Albuquerque offices are closed on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23. For more information click here.
  • All community centers will be closed Nov. 22 and Nov. 23
  • The Albuquerque BioPark Aquarium, Botanic Garden, & Zoo will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22.
  • The Albuquerque Museum closed on Nov. 22.
  • The Eastside and Westside shelters closed on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23, except for the intake desk and reclaims which will be open both days. 
  • Child Development Centers closed on Nov. 22 and Nov 23.
  • Health and Social Services Centers closed on Nov. 22 and Nov. 23. 

Rio Rancho

The city of Rio Rancho offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Santa Fe

City of Santa Fe offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22-23 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Los Lunas

City of Santa Fe offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22-23 in observance of Thanksgiving. 

Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day in Albuquerque 

  • Walmart opens at 6 p.m. 
  • Target opens at 5 p.m.
  • Best Buy opens at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving to 1 a.m. on Black Friday. Then it reopens at 8 a.m. that day.
  • Macy’s opens at 5 p.m. 
  • Kohl’s opens at 5 p.m. 
  • Cabela’s: Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • JC Penney opens at 2 p.m. 
  • GameStop opens at 4 p.m. 
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods opens at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. Then it reopens at 5 a.m. on Black Friday. 
  • Old Navy opens at 4 p.m.

Stores Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2018 (List compiled by BestBlackFriday.com)

  • A.C. Moore
  • Abt Electronics
  • Academy Sports + Outdoors
  • Ace Hardware
  • Acme Tools
  • Allen Edmonds
  • American Girl
  • At Home
  • AT&T (Company-Owned Stores)
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Big 5 Sporting Goods
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Blain’s Farm & Fleet
  • Bob’s Discount Furniture
  • Burlington
  • Christopher & Banks
  • Cost Plus World Market
  • Costco
  • Craft Warehouse
  • Crate and Barrel
  • Dillard’s
  • Dressbarn (a majority of stores)
  • El Dorado Furniture
  • Fleet Farm
  • Gander Outdoors
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Half Price Books
  • Harbor Freight Tools
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • Homesense
  • IKEA
  • JOANN Stores
  • Lamps Plus
  • Lowe’s
  • Mall of America
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Menards
  • Micro Center
  • Music & Arts
  • Navy Exchange
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • Nordstrom
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Northern Tool
  • Office Depot & OfficeMax
  • Outdoor Research
  • P.C. Richard & Son
  • Patagonia
  • Pep Boys
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Publix
  • Raymour & Flanigan Furniture | Mattresses
  • REI
  • Sam’s Club
  • Sierra Trading Post
  • Sportsman’s Warehouse
  • Sprint (Retail Stores Closed Unless Mall Dictates Otherwise; Mall Kiosks May Open)
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart
  • Sur La Table
  • The Container Store
  • The Original Mattress Factory
  • The Paper Store
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply Co.
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Trollbeads
  • Von Maur
  • West Marine

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