Several retailers are opting out of the head start on holiday shopping this year. They are allowing their employees to spend the Thanksgiving with their families by staying closed all day on the holiday.

This year one of the biggest shopping centers in the U.S. is joining in on closing for the holiday. The Mall of America will not open for shoppers on Thanksgiving.

With that big announcement, 9NEWS decided to look into which stores in the Denver metro area were keeping their doors locked on Thanksgiving.

Here's the list of retailers that have made final decisions about their holiday hours.

These stores will be closed on Thanksgiving:

  1. Belmar
  2. Burlington
  3. Cabela's
  4. Chapel Hills Mall (Colorado Springs)
  5. Cherry Creek Mall
  6. Costco
  7. Denver Pavilions
  8. Gamestop
  9. Home Depot
  10. IKEA
  11. Larimer Square
  12. Lowes Home Improvement
  13. Marshalls
  14. Neiman Marcus
  15. Nordstrom
  16. Petco
  17. PetSmart
  18. Sam's Club
  19. TJ Maxx

While Larimer Square's retail stores will be closed some restaurants will be open for lunch and dinner. They are Ted's Montana Grill, Tom's Urban, The Capital Grille, and CrÚ.

Several shopping centers will be closed for most of the Thanksgiving holiday, but plan on opening that Thursday night.

Here's that list:

  1. The Shops at Northfield - 7 p.m. to midnight
  2. Castle Rock Outlets will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and will remain open for over 24 hours. The outlets won't close until 9 p.m. on Black Friday.
  3. Park Meadows mall will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving and stay open until midnight. It will reopen at 6 a.m. on Black Friday, according to their website.
  4. According to the Aurora Town Center's website, it will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
  5. Colorado Mills Mall will be open from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Thanksgiving

While most of the stores are closed for Thanksgiving - they are not missing out on Black Friday shoppers.

Here are the few that have confirmed when they'll be open on Black Friday.

  1. Belmar - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  2. Chapel Hills Mall (Colorado Springs) - 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  3. Cherry Creek Mall - 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Individual stores could have different hours
  4. Colorado Mills - 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  5. Costco - 9 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  6. Denver Pavilions - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Individual stores could have different hours
  7. IKEA - 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  8. Lowes Home Improvement - 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  9. Nordstrom - 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Could vary by location