With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, many people are mentally preparing to be around a lot of family members.

Sometimes, to deal with certain families, you may want a little drink to get you through the day.

However, if party stores are not open on Thanksgiving, how would you be able to do that?

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Country Living helped me figure out whether it would be a long holiday for certain people.


Will Michigan Party Stores Be Open On Thanksgiving?

"The short answer: It depends on the state. Some liquor store hours are determined by local and state regulations, while privately owned stores can stay open or shut their doors on Thanksgiving depending on the whims of their owners."

If you need a little drink to handle the in-laws on Thanksgiving, you are in luck.

It seems like Michigan party stores will be open on the holiday so no need to fret!

What Other States Have Liquor Stores Open on Thanksgiving?


Luckily, a lot of states allow liquor stores to stay open on Thanksgiving.

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Oregon (some are open, others are not)
  • Pennsylvania (state-operated stores are closed)
  • South Carolina
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

What States Will Have Liquor Stores Closed on Thanksgiving?

Unfortunately, few states will not let you have a great time during the giving season.

  • Alabama (beer and wine may be purchased, but not liquor)
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Some parishes of Louisiana restrict Thanksgiving Day sales.
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Virginia

These 13 Stores Will Be Open on Thanksgiving 2023 in Michigan

While there are plenty of stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving, there are a lot more that are planning to still be open in Michigan.

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