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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.

Diagon Alley Set to Open July 8

Diagon Alley shops

New Universal Studios Attraction

Universal Studios is putting on the finishing touches preparing the new Orlando attraction to open to the public July 8, 2014. Diagon Alley promises to be as popular as the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (Hogsmeade in Islands of Adventure) when it first opened. Expect huge crowds.

The featured ride at this Orlando theme park is “Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts.” It will feature a lot of new technology and could experience a few glitches. Do not be surprised at a few ride closures during the initial weeks of being opened to the public. At the present time, Universal is anticipating the ride to be fully functioning with no delays.

If you’ve visited Islands of Adventure and have spent much time in Hogsmeade, you’ll notice that the area is not all that large. Diagon Alley is much larger. Once you step off of the train, you’ll be immersed in a land that you only imagined could exist in a book (or movie). Diagon Alley is one part of this new attraction. The shopping district is expansive.

Get ready to exchange your muggle money for Wizarding Bank Notes. These Banks Notes can be used for almost anything within the theme park. If you don’t spend them all, you can ask the goblin to exchange the notes back into dollars. Of course you’ll probably want to keep a few as a souvenir – hince another way for Universal to make money. I venture to say that you’ll find plenty to purchase while in Diagon Alley.

Shopping at this Orlando Theme Park

You will no doubt do a lot of shopping in Diagon Alley. If you have read the Harry Potter books or seen the movies, there are a lot of really cool, dare I say ‘props,’ that most anyone would love to have. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Here are the most popular items or categories and where to find them once you arrive in “London.”

Magic Wands: Several shops will carry them. Most popular place to purchase will continue to be Ollivanders. The new interactive wands contain a chip so that at various places within the park, the correct wave of your wand will make magic!

From Pygmy Puffs to Expandable Ears: Most families have a jokester who loves practical jokes and tricks. The new novelty shop, Weasleys’ Wizard Wheeses will sell everything the twins were noted for. From plush toys to prank props to love potions.

Death Eater Masks: If you like the dark objects, make your way down Knockturn Alley and step inside Borgin and Burkes. Expect to see a lot of skulls and costumes, as well as jewelry, gifts and other dark arts.

Costumes: For robes, school uniforms and other attire as seen in the movies, be sure to shop at Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions. This place will be popular for Halloween costumes.

Other gifts and props: Many other items will be available including Quidditch supplies (Quality Quidditch Supplies), writing supplies (Scribbulus), telescopes (Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment) and of course, more wands (Wands by Gregorovitch).

Dining at this Orlando Theme Park

All of this shopping will surely make you hungry, and Universal Studios has you covered there too in Diagon Alley. Refreshments, such as Butterbeer Ice Cream will be sold at Florean Fortescue’s Ice-Cream Parlour. A hearty meal of British food will be served up at the Leaky Cauldron. Lunch and dinner will be available every day.

ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: To avoid the scorching summer heat, and the fire from the dragon atop Gringotts Bank, you may want to wait until this Fall or coming Winter to experience this new Orlando attraction. If you simply cannot wait, try to avoid the first few opening weeks and weekends this summer. Anticipate record-breaking crowds for the first few months that no wave of a wand will be able to make disappear!

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.