What's Open, Closed Around Thanksgiving

Here's what's open and what's closed on Thanksgiving and the days surrounding it in and around Darien.

Day by day, here's what's open and what's closed (for each day, in alphabetical order by boldfaced keyword or name). Most links go to each organization's holiday information Web page:

Wednesday, Nov. 23


  • Darien public schools will be closed early (PDF)
  • Darien Library has announced it will close early, at 6 p.m.


Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, Nov. 24


  • The Turkey Bowl high school football game between Darien and New Canaan starts at 10:30 a.m. at New Canaan High School.



  • Darien YMCA—open 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Y members and their friends and families can attend a series of "special group exercise programs" that morning (more information on this will be posted later).
  • Metro-North says it "will operate a holi­day schedule with extra AM inbound service for those of you going to see the Macy’s Parade. And there will be lots of late morning and early afternoon outbound service to get you home or to the folks’ house for that holiday dinner. In the evening, there is plenty of service to get you back home, too."


  • Best Buy—closed until midnight Thursday/Friday
  • Costco—closed
  • County TV and Appliance—9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • —open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (pharmacy open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Dunkin Donuts—open 'round the clock, all year long. Every. Single. Day.
  • Grieb's Pharmacy—10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Heights Pizza—11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Home Depot in Norwalk—closed
  • Kohl's in Norwalk—opens midnight Thursday/Friday
  • Old Navy—most stores open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. (they re-open at midnight, Thursday/Friday)—PDF
  • P.C Richard & Son in Norwalk—closed
  • Starbucks in Darien—5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • —closed
  • Toys R Us—opens at 10 p.m.
  • —open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (pharmacy closed)
  • Walmart—opens at 10 p.m.


  • Palmer's is closed
  • Stop & Shop (both Heights Road and Old Kings Highway South locations), 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (pharmacy closed all day)
  • All ShopRite and Grade A stores in Stamford and Norwalk—Closed
  • Whole Foods—7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Fairway Market is open 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Other businesses: open at each owner’s discretion.

Black Friday, Nov. 25


  • The Depot youth center (calendar)
  • Schools in Darien (PDF)
  • Darien Senior Center (PDF)
  • State offices, except for the state Department of Motor Vehicles (see below)
  • Darien town government offices (except for the dump, which will be open)
  • U.S. government offices (except for post offices, which will be open)
  • YWCA Darien-Norwalk ("We follow the Darien schools calendar for inclement weather and other closings.")



  • Barrett Bookstore—10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Best Buy in Norwalk—opens midnight Thursday/Friday through 10 p.m.
  • Costco in Norwalk—9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Darien Thrift Shop—opens at 10 a.m.
  • Grieb's Pharmacy—7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Kohl's in Norwalk—open 24 hours, midnight to midnight
  • Lord & Taylor in Stamford—opens at 5 a.m.
  • Palmers—8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • P.C. Richard & Son in Norwalk—5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Target in Stamford—opens at midnight Thursday-to-Friday
  • Upper Crust Bagel Company—6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Whole Foods—7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Other businesses: open at each owner’s discretion.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26-27



  • The Depot youth center, and it won't reopen until Tuesday (calendar)

OPEN OR CLOSED AS NORMAL for their business hours on Saturday, Sunday or both days:

Other businesses: open at each owner’s discretion.

Editor's note: This article was updated at 4:09 p.m. Monday to add information on state courts. This article was originally posted at 5:57 a.m. The timestamp has been changed for layout purposes on the Darien Patch homepage.


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