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What's Open, Closed Thanksgiving Weekend

Here's what's open and here's what's closed on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and the weekend.

 

Thanksgiving is a federal holiday and the beginning of a four-day weekend for many people. Here's what's open and what's closed, what closes early on Wednesday and what bus or train schedules are the same or different.

Stores & Restaurants

Some big retailers near Wilton are open at some point on Thanksgiving, amid some controversy (for an article about that, click here).

RESTAURANTS OPEN:

  • Red Barn's Thanksgiving Day a la carte menu includes clams casino, corn chowder, roast turkey, braised pork shank and pumpkin pie. Prices for menu items range between $6 and $42.95 and children's menu is available for $16.95.

(For a list of restaurants open Thanksgiving Day around Fairfield County, click here.)

PHARMACIES:

  • CVS Pharmacy — Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day; normal hours on other days.
  • Walgreens — Open Thanksgiving day from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., but pharmacy closed. Walgreens 24-hour pharmacies stay open on Thanksgiving Day.

GROCERY STORES:

  • Village Market will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and reopen at 7:00 a.m. on Friday.
  • Stop & Shop will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Trader Joe's — The store will be closed Thanksgiving Day. Otherwise, store hours Wednesday through Sunday won't change.
  • Whole Foods Market — Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, normal hours on other days.

COFFEE SHOPS:

  • Dunkin Donuts — Open on Thanksgiving Day with no change in hours at all: Dunkin Donuts is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Starbucks Coffee — open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, normal hours on other days.

Know whether any other stores are open or closed on Thanksgiving or have different hours through the weekend? Tell us in the comments!

Closing early Wednesday

  • Wilton Public Schools are on an early dismissal schedule.
  • Wilton Library closes at 8 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day

The following are CLOSED Thanksgiving Day:

  • Wilton Public Schools
  • Wilton Library
  • State offices (PDF of state holiday schedule attached to this article)
  • Wilton town government
  • Banks have the option of staying open or closed — in practice, all or nearly all are closed on Thanksgiving Day
  • Wilton YMCA will be closed Thanksgiving Day and there will be a modified schedule through Friday.

The following are OPEN Thanksgiving Day:

  • Most area pharmacies for part of the day (see list, above)
  • A small number of restaurants (see list, above)
  • Many grocery stores for part of the day (see list, above)
  • Some major retail chains

TRAIN SCHEDULE:

  • Metro-North's New Haven Line (link to PDF of special schedule)

Friday

OPEN:

  • Department of Motor Vehicles regional service centers and major service offices will be open starting at 7:45 a.m.
  • American Automobile Association offices will be open to process driver’s license renewals during their normal Friday business hours.
  • State offices (PDF of state holiday schedule attached to this article)
  • Wilton Library
  • Nearly all stores and banks

CLOSED:

  • Wilton town government
  • Wilton Public Schools


BUS/TRAIN SCHEDULES:

  • Metro-North's New Haven Line (link to PDF of special FRIDAY schedule)
  • Norwalk Transit had not announced any changes in its schedule, as of Monday.

Saturday

OPEN:

  • Department of Motor Vehicles regional service centers and major service offices will be open for normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • American Automobile Association offices will be open to process driver’s license renewals during their normal Saturday business hours.
  • Wilton Library

BUS/TRAIN SCHEDULES:

  • Metro-North's New Haven Line  (also on Sunday; link to PDF of special schedule)
  • Neither CT Transit (in Stamford) nor Norwalk Transit had announced any schedule changes for Saturday, as of Monday.

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