All my Wal-Marts are 24 hr stores as well, except for Thanksgiving Day and Chrismas, they close at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving and open again at Mid-night (the usual late night crew I am sure so they are used to the hours). The grocery stores around here are open until about 6 p.m. as well but they open again at their regular hours.
I have gone out on Black Friday but only once for the “sales” it was not fun, I went basically to two stores, Kohl’s and JoAnnes. There were basically two lines at Kohl’s and heaven forbid you have to cross through one to get to the merchandise! I got more mean looks and comments than I care to count, then we took turns standing in one of the check-out lines. Spent an hour in the cut line at JoAnnes and all the cute fabric I was looking for was in the “return to shelf” bin, and the ladies were working their fingers to the bones! I will never do that again, no cute fabric is worth that!
Oh, I have gone and will go in later in the day, Wal-Mart was nice one year, just the usual Saturday type crowd and they were all polite, the same with Target.