More retailers are holding off opening the doors to begin the holiday shopping season- these are the Kalamazoo area stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2017.

Thanksgiving used to be about food, family and football until "Black Friday" sales began encroaching on Thursday, with retailers trying to get a head start on holiday shopping. In recent years, major chains have kept the doors locked and the lights off on Thanksgiving; that trend continues in 2017. USA Today reports more than 50 retailers will not be open on November 23.

These are the Michigan stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2017.

  • At Home
  • Burlington
  • Cabela's
  • Costco
  • Crate & Barrel
  • DSW- Designer Shoe Warehouse
  • Ethan Allen
  • Gardner-White Furniture
  • Guitar Center
  • H&M
  • Harbor Freight
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Home Depot
  • HomeGoods
  • JOANN Fabric
  • Jos. A Bank
  • La-Z-Boy
  • Lowe's
  • Marshalls
  • Mattress Firm
  • Neiman Marcus
  • Office Depot
  • OfficeMax
  • Party City
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Pier 1 Imports
  • Sam's Club
  • Sprint
  • Staples
  • Sur La Table
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tractor Supply

Bonus Video: Captain Underpants Balloon Thrills the Crowd at America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit 2016

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