The Thanksgiving holiday is on it's way and with that most people are preparing to get together with friends and family for a great meal, drinks and football.  But some people are actually mapping out their game plan on shopping for Black Friday.

But is there really a Black Friday anymore?  I mean as far as I can remember, stores didn't open until like 4 or 5 a.m. on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  But not now!  Stores are now starting to open their doors earlier and earlier every year to get a leg up on the shoppers dollars.

I found a list of stores in the Southwest Louisiana are opening on Thanksgiving day.

Stores Open Thanksgiving day:

  • Best Buy --  5 pm to 1 am
  • Dick's Sporting Goods -- 6 pm to 2 am
  • Dollar General -- 7 am to 10 pm
  • Family Dollar -- 7 am to 7 pm
  • J.C. Penney -- 3 pm
  • Kmart -- 7 pm
  • Kohls -- 6 pm
  • Michael's -- 6 pm to midnight
  • Old Navy -- 4 pm
  • Sears -- 6 pm
  • Stage --  Noon to 1 am
  • Target -- 6 pm
  • Toys "R" Us -- 5 pm to 11 pm
  • Victoria's Secrets -- 6 pm
  • Walgreens -- 8 am to 10 pm
  • Walmart -- 6 pm

Times stores Opening on Black Friday in the Lake Area are:

  • Bed Bath and Beyond -- 6 am
  • Best Buy -- 8 am to 10 pm
  • Big Lots -- 6 am
  • Dick's Sporting Goods -- 5 am to 2 pm
  • Dillard's -- 8 am to 9 pm
  • Game Stop -- 5 am
  • Hobby Lobby -- 8 am to 9 pm
  • Home Depot -- 5 am
  • J.C Penney -- open at 3 pm Thanksgiving day and open until 5 pm
  • Kmart -- Open all day
  • Kohls -- Open all day
  • Lowes -- 6 am
  • Marshall's -- 7 am to 10 pm
  • Michaels -- 7 am to 10 pm
  • Old Navy -- Open all Day
  • Petsmart -- 7 am
  • Sam's Club -- 7 am
  • Sears -- 5 am
  • Stage -- 6 am to 10 pm
  • Target -- Open
  • Toys "R" Us -- Closes at 11 pm
  • Victoria's Secret -- 6 am to 10 pm
  • Walgreen's -- 7 am to midnight
  • Walmart -- Open all Day

So there you go.  Make your plan and be careful and happy shopping!