After the turkey, sides and pumpkin pie are finished on Thanksgiving, most people sink into a food coma and relax through the weekend. But for extreme couponers and holiday deal seekers, the end of Thanksgiving means the start of Black Friday.
The busiest shopping day of the year features massive savings on everything from electronics to clothing, and almost all of the local malls open at midnight, with department stores like Sears, Target, and Walmart opening as early as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Here are the hours, deals and more at 12 Hudson Valley malls on Friday. Happy shopping.
Cross County Shopping Center: Visitors to this mall may have to brave a little cold to get a good deal, as many of the mall’s stores, including Macy’s, Gap and American Eagle are located on the outdoor plaza (8000 Mall Walk, Yonkers; 914-968-9570; crosscountycenter.com). The mall opens at midnight heading into Black Friday, with some stores, like Sears, opening even earlier. Special events include a prize booth from local radio station WFAS and strolling entertainers. If you need a break from shopping, Christmas classics like “Miracle on 34th Street” and “Elf” will play on a huge movie screen in the center of the mall.
Cortlandt Town Center: Technically not a mall, this shopping center features some must-stop spots for Black Friday deals, including Best Buy and Walmart (3121 E. Main St. Mohegan Lake; 914-526-4995). If you want the best deals, you may want to think about cutting your Thanksgiving celebration short. Walmart is opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving and will feature special sales throughout the night, including a 10 p.m. sale on electronics. Best Buy will open at midnight, but lines form outside well before the store opens, as tickets -- which are required for customers to purchase select and limited quantity items -- are handed out beforehand. Other popular stores in this shopping center include Old Navy, which will be open Thanksgiving from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and re-open on Thanksgiving night at midnight, and Marshall’s, which will open at 9:30 a.m. on Black Friday.