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Black Friday & Thanksgiving Day Shopping in Orlando

Black Friday Shopping – Complete Mall & Shopping Center Hours Listing

Black Friday shopping

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and with this holiday comes Black Friday! Stores all across the country offer extended hours and incredible, once-a-year deals, and Orlando is no exception! With a wide variety of malls and stores scattered across the city, Orlando is a great place to kick off your holiday shopping and to get a huge variety of deals!

With both local and international shopping locations spread throughout the state, it’s easy to find deals on gifts for all your family and friends. The following list includes many Orlando stores and shopping malls and stores across Central Florida. Happy shopping!

Here’s a list of Black Friday hours for all your favorite shopping locations:

Shopping Malls and Shopping Centers Hours

  • Altamonte Mall, Altamonte Springs: Thursday: 6 p.m. to midnight • Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Disney Springs: Thursday: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. • Friday: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Florida Mall: Thursday: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores: Thursday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Friday: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Lake Square Mall, Leesburg: Friday: 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • The Loop, Kissimmee: Varies
  • Mall at Millenia, Orlando: Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Melbourne Square Mall: Thursday: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Merritt Square Mall: Thursday: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Friday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Orlando Fashion Square: Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Orlando Premium Outlets — I-Drive: Thursday: 10 a.m. to midnight • Friday: Midnight to 11 p.m.
  • Orlando Premium Outlets — Vineland: Thursday: 10 a.m. to midnight • Friday: Midnight to 11 p.m.
  • Oviedo Mall: Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Paddock Mall, Ocala: Thursday: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Seminole Towne Center, Sanford: Thursday: 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Waterford Lakes Town Center, Orlando: Thursday: 6 p.m. to midnight • Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • West Oaks Mall, Ocoee: Friday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Winter Garden Village: Varies
  • Volusia Mall, Daytona Beach: Thursday: 6 p.m. to midnight • Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Store Sale Hours

  • Bass Pro Shops: Thanksgiving: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Black Friday: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Bealls: Thanksgiving: 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. • Black Friday: All day
  • Best Buy: Thanksgiving: 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Black Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Costco: Thanksgiving Closed • Black Friday 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods: Thanksgiving Closed • Black Friday Call local store for hours
  • HH Gregg: Thanksgiving 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. • Black Friday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Home Depot: Thanksgiving Closed • Black Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • JCPenney: Thanksgiving 3 p.m. to 12 a.m. • Black Friday Call local store for hours
  • Kmart: Thanksgiving 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. • Black Friday All day
  • Kohl’s: Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. • Black Friday Varies by store
  • Lowe’s: Thanksgiving Closed • Black Friday 6 a.m.
  • Macy’s: Thanksgiving Closed • Black Friday 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Office Depot: Thanksgiving TBA • Black Friday Call local stores
  • Old Navy: Thanksgiving 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Black Friday 3 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Sam’s Club: Thanksgiving Closed • Black Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sears: Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. • Black Friday 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sports Authority: Thanksgiving 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. • Black Friday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Staples: Thanksgiving Closed • Black Friday 6 a.m. to varies
  • Target: Thanksgiving 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. • Black Friday 12 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Toys R Us: Thanksgiving Closed • Black Friday 12 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Walmart Supercenter: Thanksgiving All day (most stores) • Black Friday All day

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: If you are visiting the Orlando area and want to know more about shopping opportunities, check out our shopping directories and locate a shopping center near you on our shopping map. We’ve covered many malls, outlet centers, farmer’s markets and other places to shop in Orlando.

Downtown Disney is Now Disney Springs

Disney Springs Illustration

Thanks to the official name change, we can finally put our Downtown Disney related confusion to rest— It’s officially called Disney Springs, ladies and gents. The name isn’t the only thing that has changed: Disney Springs is nearly twice as large as Downtown Disney, and a plethora of new shops and restaurants have either opened or are in the works.

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Be sure to read our complete guide to Disney Springs before you set off to visit this Orlando shopping attraction.

For visitors that are unfamiliar with Disney and all of its offerings, Disney Springs is one of the few properties accessible with no theme park tickets or reservations required. Guests are free to walk around and explore, experiencing Disney Springs however they want— whether that means souvenir shopping, fine dining, or some casual family fun (bowling, anyone?)! Some of the new shops and restaurants are already opened, and business is booming— what foodie wouldn’t be curious about the dining at Morimoto, Disney Springs’ new pan-Asian restaurant from Iron Chef’s Masaharu Morimoto himself?

While construction is much more manageable now than it has been in the past months (parking is finally back on track with the recent completion of the “smart” parking garage, which tells guests how many spots are available on each level), visitors should expect to see some walls up as Disney continues developing the four, distinctive sections that will eventually make up Disney Springs. With parking availability and massive construction finally at manageable levels, the real hassle is the masses of people flocking to see the new and improved entertainment hub!

With shops and restaurants opening day and night, Disney Springs is a great option for all different types of visitors. With dining, shopping, and kid-friendly activities available on site, guests are bound to find something fun to do at this Orlando attraction. Whether you’re hitting Ghirardelli’s for ice cream or taking the classic hot air balloon out for a spin, both old and new aspects of Disney Springs will leave you with memories you won’t soon forget.

Disney’s New Shopping App

Finding and buying Disney merchandise has never been easier, thanks to the introduction of Disney’s new shopping app. The app, offered in the online Apple store and Google Play, allows guests to purchase gifts, accessories, collectibles, clothing, and more, without visiting the parks. It allows users to apply filters to narrow down search results, with everything from soda flavors to paintings available.

While most items can be shipped straight to the purchaser’s home (saving precious luggage space for anyone who travels to Orlando by plane), Disney’s new shopping app also has a feature that allows users to find exactly where their desired piece of merchandise can be bought, sparing guests from spending their vacation time going from shop to shop in search of items that stores may not be carrying.

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP:  Shop Disney Parks app includes an online map you can use to locate specific products in theme parks and resorts. Search for an item you or your child dearly want, and the map will show you exactly where it is! Don’t want to carry a shopping bag around all day? Scan the item’s barcode in the nearest shop, purchase the item through the app and have it sent directly to your home. Soon the app will make it possible to deliver the product to the front of the theme park you are visiting or to your Disney resort hotel.

I like shopping around—How can Disney’s new shopping app help me?

Disney's new shopping appThe Shop Disney Parks app can help users save a lot of time when it comes to interacting with the ever-changing theme-park industry. The Orlando theme park circuit has been revamping their rides and attractions with incredible frequency— especially within the Disney domain. Though these reboots are necessary to making future guest experiences worthwhile, they may cause guests to rethink visiting certain park locations, which can effect everything from shopping excursions to dining plans.

Second guessing where you want to spend your precious time and money is perfectly reasonable. Construction increases traffic to the rides and attractions that remain open; Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been in the spotlight lately for their coming park improvements, with plans for Toy Story Land, a Star Wars themed area, and a Pandora landscape based on the award winning 2009 movie, Avatar, making recent news. Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney) is also under construction, making the shopping hub more of a headache than a haven when it comes to maneuvering and finding souvenirs easily.

While these Disney updates will surely have people clamoring for tickets in the future, Hollywood Studios likely isn’t topping anyone’s lists of hot Orlando attractions right now, and Disney Springs isn’t currently the easy-access shopping center we’re used to.  Disney’s new shopping app comes to the rescue!

Deciding to cross Disney Springs off the list to avoid the construction-induced chaos, or choosing to save a trip to Epcot for another year is no big deal when you can purchase Disney merchandise straight off of your phone or tablet with only a few easy clicks. And, construction problems aside, this app can still be a lifesaver. Perhaps the stuffed animal your little one has been begging for since Christmas is out of stock everywhere but Epcot, or the t-shirt you were hoping to buy only comes in your size at Animal Kingdom. Disney’s new shopping app offers an alternative to making time for a trip to Disney Springs or settling for something your heart isn’t set on.

As time and money become increasingly valuable, an app that offers people a way to save both can be incredibly helpful. Disney’s new shopping app does just that. Happy shopping!

 

 

Artegon Marketplace Offers New Shopping Experience in Orlando

Artegon Marketplace

Shopping in Orlando just got better with the opening of the new Artegon Marketplace. Located on I-Drive in the heart of Orlando’s tourism district, this new shopping experience joins nearby outlet centers offering a great reason to shop locally. Formerly known as the Festival Bay Mall, this 1.1 million-square-foot shopping attraction is now open and bustling with shoppers.

Similar to Seattle’s Pike Place or New York’s Chelsea Market, the Artegon Marketplace features more than 160 studio spaces for entrepreneurs to sell their unique art, handcrafted items, diverse foods and one-of-a-kind boutique items. A kaleidoscope of products and services including eco-friendly handbags and accessories, soaps, jewelry, sculpture, mixed media artwork, custom clothing and much, much more are all located at this new Orlando shopping attraction. The artisans are some of Central Florida’s finest craftspeople!

Another draw to this marketplace are the anchor stores. Bass Pro Shops, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Sheplers Western Store and the Cinemark Theater complement the shopping with well-known offerings. Other big named stores are in the works, including Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill and Berghoff’s Octoberfest. More than 20 in-line retailers, including Subway, will round out the guest experience by spring 2015.

Not only can you shop at the Artegon Marketplace, you can also enjoy live music, caricaturists, henna and jawa tattoo painters, canvas airbrush artists, jugglers, singers, stilt walkers and other performers. Demonstrations, such as glassblowing, often take place as well. Have an active shopper in your group? The Artegon’s center court will soon feature an expansive rope climbing attraction. Orlando Tourist Tip: Weekends are the busiest, however, there is more entertainment, so depending upon the experience you are wanting, plan your trip accordingly.

Artisan studios are open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The center and anchor stores are open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Holiday schedules are posted on the website at ArtegonMarketplace.com.

With plenty of parking (5,800 spaces), and so much to do, be sure to put the Artegon Marketplace on your to-do list. For the picky person on your shopping list, a handcrafted item might be the answer and the best gift you’ll find in Orlando. The Artegon Marketplace is located at 5250 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.

Shopping in Orlando on Black Friday

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and can’t begin soon enough for many Orlando shopping venues. Some are even open on Thanksgiving Day! Nearly every shopping mall has a special that they hope will lure you into their location. With a little bit if research, you can have a great day shopping and receive some goodies for yourself!

Free movie tickets on Black Friday

If you enjoy going to the movies and will be shopping on Black Friday, it could be worth the trip to Oviedo Mall!

There are a lot of places to shop in Central Florida. Here are some guidelines for Orlando shopping covering who is open and when. You can check the store’s web site that you are interested in and it will most likely have their Black Friday hours and hottest deals.

When scheduling your shopping this holiday season, please consider shopping at smaller stores, local businesses and purchasing American-made products. Enjoy shopping! At least you’ll be working off the turkey and stuffing while you shop Orlando. Hope you get some great deals!

Hours for Black Friday shopping malls & outlet centers in Orlando (in alphabetical order):

  • Altamonte Mall, Altamonte Springs: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Over 2 dozen stores are open from midnight to 9:00 p.m.
  • Florida Mall, Orlando: midnight to 10 p.m.
  • Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores: Open Thanksgiving Day 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; select stores open at midnight through 9:30 p.m.
  • Lake Square Mall, Leesburg: 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a few stores opening at midnight
  • The Loop, Kissimmee/Orlando: hours vary – contact individual stores for exact hours
  • Mall at Millenia, Orlando: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Orlando Fashion Square: Open on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday midnight to 9 p.m.
  • Orlando Premium Outlets, (Vineland & International Drive): many stores open on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday – midnight up to 11 p.m. varying by store.
  • Oviedo Mall: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Some stores open on Thanksgiving Night at 8 p.m.
  • Seminole Towne Center, Sanford: midnight to 10 p.m. with many stores opening at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Night
  • Volusia Mall, Daytona Beach: some stores open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Night through 10 p.m.
  • Waterford Lakes Town Center, Orlando: midnight to 10 p.m.
  • West Oaks Mall, Ocoee: 6 a.m. to midnight
  • Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves: hours vary – contact individual stores for exact hours.

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: If you are visiting the Orlando area and want to know more about our shopping opportunities, check out our shopping directories and locate a shopping area near you on our shopping map. We’ve covered the malls, outlets, farmer’s markets and other places to shop in Orlando.