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Black Friday is coming, even though “Black Friday” is already here.

The post-Thanksgiving craze that traditionally kicked off the holiday shopping season will arrive on Nov. 25, just when the calendar suggests. But the “Black Friday” brand that shoppers regard as synonymous with can’t-miss savings broke away a few years ago, with most big box stores using the name for online and in-store deals that have already started.

But for purists who can’t wait to get up early in the cold and dark after Turkey Day and wait in line for a sale or two, consider this your guide to Black Friday shopping in New York. -Orleans and its surroundings. .

Canal Square333 Canal Street, New Orleans

Closed Thanksgiving Day. The main mall will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Black Friday, but individual stores set their own hours. Free coffee, pastries and mimosas will be available at 9 a.m., accompanied by live holiday music.






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The mall is hosting its “Selfies with Santa” event on Saturday, December 10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can take pictures for free with your own camera. There will also be a free puppet show and cookies. See the full schedule of events here.

The mall offers validated garage parking rates with proof of purchase for at least $20 at any Canal Place store or food court. However, the new parking system requires you to pay in advance via the Premium Parking app or by texting “p400” to 504504.

The Outlet collection at Riverwalk500 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans

Closed Thanksgiving Day. Open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for Black Friday.

The Outlet Collection hosts a variety of holiday events in November and December, including a Christmas tree lighting ceremony from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, outdoor movies, and musical performances. Here is the complete program.

Discounted parking is available if you spend at least $20. See the details.

Shopping center by the lake3301, boulevard Commemorative des Vétérans, Métairie

Closed Thanksgiving Day. The main mall will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Black Friday, but larger stores may have their own holiday hours.







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Shoppers head to the Vine and Tap at Lakeside Mall in Metairie on Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (Photo by Brett Duke, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)




See the full vacation schedule for Lakeside here.

Santa Claus arrives at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 19 with an indoor parade. Like last year, tickets are required for the event. Family passes are $20 for five people and include train tickets and a food voucher for Chick-Fil-A or Café du Monde.

Photos of Santa Claus are available again from November 19 to January 3.

Also from Saturday, train rides will be available in the mall for children. You can pay $2 for individual rides or $15 for 10 rides. It’s cash only.

Downtown Clearview4436, boulevard Commemorative des Vétérans, Métairie

Vacation hours for Clearview have yet to be announced. The mall is under renovation and some stores are closed during the works.







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Shoppers enjoy holiday decorations at Lakeside Mall in New Orleans, La., Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. (Photo by Max Becherer, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)




The Anchor Target store will open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.

Oakwood Center197 Westbank Highway, Terrytown

Closed Thanksgiving Day. General mall hours on Black Friday are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but individual stores set their own hours.

Oakwood is offering photos of Santa himself in the JCPenney wing from December 1-24. Pet-friendly and sensory photos with Santa are available on Monday, December 5 and Sunday, December 4, respectively. Reservations are encouraged for all Santa photos but not required.

See the full list of Oakwood holiday events here.

The Esplanade1401 Esplanade Avenue West, Kenner

The Esplanade is closed due to damage from Hurricane Ida.

walmart

Walmart has been rolling out Black Friday deals all month.

The latest round of deals begin online and in stores on Wednesday, although Walmart+ members have been able to take advantage of earlier savings.

Stores are closed on Thanksgiving Day and open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.

best buy

Best Buy has Black Friday deals all season long. Stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but you can place orders online.

Most stores open at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.







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The Christmas tree outside the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk near the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (Photo by Chris Granger | The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate)




Target

Target stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will open at 7 a.m. on Black Friday.

Target launched its Black Friday deals in early November.

Luz W. German