Black Friday at White Marsh Mall!

After the final slice of pie has been eaten, it’s time for another great Thanksgiving tradition: Black Friday shopping!

After the final slice of pie has been eaten, the leftovers are stowed away for many dinners to come and the last touchdown has been scored, it’s time for another great Thanksgiving tradition: Black Friday shopping!

Everyone has their own approach to Black Friday shopping. In my family we tend to go out at about 7am, when the crowds are in the transition period from the all-nighters to the day-time shoppers. But I know plenty of people that prefer to go at midnight, before they even go to bed. No matter what your Black Friday shopping strategy is, we all know there are lots of benefits to shopping early.

So, why shop early? For the best deals, of course! Smaller crowds and easier parking are added bonuses if you go first thing in the morning. Imagine having most (or all) of your holiday shopping done before the end of November! And paying almost half the price as you would originally is a pretty nice perk as well. Another good tip is to know where you’re going BEFORE you get to the mall so you can have a solid plan and outline of where to go instead of walking back and forth from one end to the other.  Check out the mall website to see the directory and to plan your trip accordingly.

The mall officially opens at 5am, but there will be plenty of activity well before then. This year at White Marsh Mall, we’re excited to announce that we have over 50 of our retailers opening at 12:00 midnight on Friday to help you get the best deals and a jump start on your holiday shopping.

So who’s opening early? Just to name a few, you’ll find…

  • Aldo
  • Kirkland’s
  • Vans
  • American Eagle
  • Deb Shops
  • DTLR
  • The Disney Store
  • Bath & Body Works
  • Rue21
  • Aeropostale

And many, many more! Some of your favorite food vendors will also be open at midnight so you can grab some late-night or early morning refreshments to keep going.

Click HERE for a complete list of retailers opening at midnight on Black Friday!

The mall will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but Boscov’s will be open from 7am-1pm and Sears will open at 8pm.  You can access these stores form their exterior entrances. On Black Friday, you can expect to find Macy’s and Sports Authority open at midnight. Boscov’s will re-open at 4am and JCPenney opens at 6am. 

EXPERIENCE WHAT’S NEW AT WHITE MARSH MALL!  For a complete listing of events for the holidays, sales and more, visit White Marsh Mall’s Facebook page by clicking HERE!

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Grace B. November 21, 2012 at 07:03 PM
I don't patronize White Marsh Mall any longer. But, even when I did, it's been years since I've been there between Thanksgiving and Christmas. However, even before the mall became so seedy, it just didn't conjure up a holiday atmosphere. For years, they didn't play holiday music. And, except for Santa, the only decorations were potted poinsettias near the escalators and those giant foam "things" hanging from the ceilings. I'd rather shop online. Which I did again this year, and I'm all done.
NottinghamFamily November 21, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Open on Thanksgiving. How pathetic.
Evets November 21, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Terrible thing. Let's go back to the old days when the only people working on Thanksgiving were 7-11 workers, police officers, firemen, gas station employees, waiters, cooks, people working at college and NFL and high school stadiums, TV and radio station employees, etc.
Tim November 24, 2012 at 05:52 PM
It's all about that almighty dollar. Zero cares for employees. Yup, business as usual.
VWK November 27, 2012 at 04:40 PM
The only way to go back to the old days is if people stop shopping on Thanksgiving Day. But if the bargains are there, that won't happen. What happened to spending time with family, counting your blessings...


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