Tacoma Mall announces it will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day

TACOMA -- Tacoma Mall announced Wednesday night that it will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day to kick off the holiday shopping season.

The mall will remain open on Thanksgiving Day until 1 a.m. Friday, at which point it will close for five hours and reopen at 6 a.m. on "Black Friday," Nov. 28.

Macy’s is opening at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, continuing its recent tradition. And rival Kohl’s will do the same this year.

Last year, Thanksgiving sales started between 5 and 8 p.m. on Thursday at most major retailers. The nation’s largest retailer Walmart started its sales at 6 p.m.

Kmart opened its doors at 6 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day and didn’t close even for a few hours for the traditional dinner time, like other stores.