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Black Friday 2013 - Washington, DC

Shopping in the Washington DC Area the Day After Thanksgiving

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Black Friday 2013 - Washington, DC © Michael Poehlman

On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, many Washington DC area retailers open their doors very early to attract shoppers with special deals and bargains for the holiday season. Some shopping malls and large retailers are opening earlier than ever before, on Thursday evening. Below are the advertised hours for Black Friday for some of the most popular places to shop in the Washington DC area. Please note that not all locations in the DC metro area participate in early openings, so please call ahead or check the official website.

Looking for some creative gift ideas? Shop online and avoid the crowds. See my guide to Washington DC Gifts and Souvenirs

Please note: This page will be updated the week of Thanksgiving each year.

Opening on Thanksgiving Night

  • Kmart - 6 a.m. (closing 5-7 p.m.) open 7 p.m.- 3 a.m. (closing 3 a.m.- 6 a.m.)
  • Michaels - 4 p.m.
  • Toys R Us - 5 p.m.
  • Walmart - 6 p.m.
  • Best Buy - 6 p.m.
  • Leesburg Corner Premium Outlets - select stores will open at 6 p.m. All stores open at midnight.
  • Old Navy - 7 p.m.
  • Sears - 8 p.m.
  • Potomac Mills Mall - 8 p.m.
  • Arundel Mills Mall - 8 p.m.
  • Macy's - 8 p.m.
  • Kohls - 8 p.m.
  • J C Penney 8 p.m.
  • Target - 8 p.m.
  • Office Depot - 8 p.m.
  • HHGregg - 8 p.m.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods -  8 p.m.
  • Staples - 9 p.m.

Opening at Midnight

Opening at 8 a.m.

  • Radio Shack

    Dozens of Old Town Alexandria’s independently owned retailers are opening this year at 6 a.m. NEW this year, the Free King Street Trolley will begin operating at 6 a.m. The City of Alexandria is offering free parking at parking meters and in all city-owned garages and parking lots as a special incentive for shoppers. Garages will open at 6 a.m. with free parking all day. Read more about Shopping in Alexandria.

To learn about craft shows, museum gift shops, holiday decor, etc. See a Guide to Holiday Shopping in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia

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