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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.

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.