• Thu. Nov 24th, 2022

Are liquor stores open on Thanksgiving in Texas? Super Market?

ByRobin H. Purcell

Nov 23, 2022

Before you run like a headless turkey, here is a list of liquor store hours and rules in Texas.

TEXAS, USA – Holidays are a nuisance. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, but you may have forgotten to get something or you have a kitchen accident to cover for.

Before you drive around and run from store to store, here is a list of opening hours for Thanksgiving Day.

Super Market


  • ALDI
  • Costco
  • Publix
  • Sam’s club
  • target
  • Walmart


  • Albertson’s: 6 a.m. – 3 p.m
  • Big Lots: 7am – 9pm
  • CV: 24-hour CVS pharmacy locations will maintain their regular hours of operation. Locations that are not open 24 hours close at 17:00. Select locations may have even shorter hours or be closed during the day. CVS therefore recommends calling ahead or checking online.
  • Dollars General: The chain said locations in most states will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m
  • Dollar Tree and Family Dollar: The company, which owns both discount chains, says most locations will be open on Thanksgiving but will close a few hours earlier.
  • HEB: 6 p.m. – noon
  • Stores operated by Kroger (Kroger, Ralphs, Fred Meyer, King Soopers, Smith’s, etc.): The company said its family of stores will be open, but hours vary by location.
  • Tom Thumb: 6 a.m. to 3 p.m
  • Walgreens: Most Walgreens stores are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 24-hour locations are open. Selected pharmacies are open with changed opening hours; The chain recommends checking with their online store locator first.
  • Whole food: The chain says holiday times are limited and may vary by location. Customers can check their store’s opening hours online.

liquor stores

Looking for liquor for your Texas Thanksgiving? If you’re thinking of putting off until the day of reprieve, take it as a sign to get on with your booze hunt right away.

Texas’ Alcoholic Beverage Code states that liquor stores may not sell or ship liquor on Thanksgiving Day.

Just so you are aware for the rest of the year, liquor stores are not allowed to do business on Christmas Day, New Years Day, any Sunday or any day before 10am or after 9pm.

What about wine or beer?

It should be easier for you to find a bottle of wine or a good six-pack of beer at the last minute. Shops with a “Wine and Malt Beverages” permit are allowed to sell between 7:00 a.m. and midnight every day except Sunday.

On Sundays they are usually allowed to be sold between midnight and 1am and then between noon and midnight.

law enforcement plans

Several police departments across North Texas are planning additional drunk driving enforcement patrols during the holiday weekend.

According to TxDOT, there were 48,641 traffic accidents from December 1 to January 1 last year, 433 of which were fatal. According to TxDOT, 98 people were killed and 236 seriously injured in alcohol-related accidents.

“All of those deaths you mention, every single one of them is preventable,” said Chris Cook, White Settlement Police Chief. “Not only can you truly destroy your only life, but you can also affect the lives of others.”

Cook says his department will have officers patrolling main roads, and other departments have announced plans for expanded DUI enforcement.

“We know there are gatherings, but you just have to make a good decision,” Cook said. “You need to make sure you designate someone completely sober to take you home or you’ll use a driving app.”