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The Best Ways to Spend Black Friday

What’s on your must-have list this Black Friday?

Black Friday is nearly a holiday unto itself. Whether you’re a devoted bargain-hunter, or planning a stay-under-the-covers and slumber party, there’s something magnetic about the day after Thanksgiving. That’s why we’ve found the best way to spend Black Friday for the shoppers, and those who are ready to jump into the Christmas spirit.

For the Shoppers

Ok shoppers, this is your Superbowl. No other day compares to the rush, the savings, the madness. The stakes are high, the discounts are higher. On Thanksgiving Day, Belk in Destin Commons opens its doors from 6 p.m. to midnight. Then, at 6 a.m., all you door busters can hit the 90 retail shops of the Commons. For those super early birds, Bass Pro Shops opens at 5 a.m., and serves hot chocolate and cookies to those waiting in line.

Nearby, Silver Sands offers deals and steals. Get 50% off everything at Tommy Hilfiger; ¬†at Converse, get your second pair 75% off. In fact, you’ll enjoy deals from 25% off to 75% off all day at Silver Sands.

For the Christmas Lovers

For some, Black Friday is more of a red and green tradition. It’s time to switch over from turkey and stuffing to santa and elves. Put up the tree, play carols, bake cookies. For those who have been waiting 334 days for everyone else to catch the Christmas spirit, this is your moment. Start the day by touring the Festival of Trees in Grand Boulevard. This dazzling display of lights and decor will having you longing for Old Saint Nick in no time (he just so happens to be at HarborWalk Village tomorrow, Saturday, November 25). Then, swing by Baytowne for a little ice-skating. Lace up, attempt some figure eights, then warm up with hot chocolate and take a walking tour of the Village of Baytowne Wharf illuminated in Christmas lights.

For some, Black Friday means ushering in the season of Santa.

Finally, you have to make the tough decision; which holiday movie will it be: Polar Express in Baytowne or Elf at the Seaside Amphitheater?

We’ll let you settle that debate. Happy Holidays, all!



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