Written by Danna Walker
Macy's is hoping you watch its Thanksgiving Day Parade and then head to its stores to kick off the holiday shopping season.
The American retail stalwart will open on Thanksgiving Day this year for the first time in 150 years.Many of the company's department stores will open at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 28, including all Macy's locations Southeast Michigan.
In the Black Friday tradition, the stores will offer specials geared toward specific times during the night. It's not clear how late the stores will remain open.
A news release said the store wants to make holiday shopping as "enjoyable and convenient for everyone" as possible.
Toys "R" Us was the first to open at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving night two years ago. Last year, it pushed its opening to 8 p.m. Other stores, including Target, Walmart, Sears and Kmart, followed suit.
All opened at either 8 p.m. or 9 p.m. last year and stayed open through the following day, Black Friday.