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Posted on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 : 2:15 p.m.

Washtenaw County 'Black Friday' roundup: Store hours and more

By Staff

This story was updated at 2:15 p.m. to add K-mart's hours and correct hours for Big Lots.

Area stores are starting their "Black Friday" shopping extravaganzas early this year — in some cases, as early as 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Downtown merchants in the greater Ann Arbor are also offering "Midnight Madness" days and other special shopping events. Here's a roundup of extended holiday shopping hours in the area, which will be updated as we receive more information.

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Shoppers at Target, getting "door buster" deals on Black Friday 2011.


Big Lots - Open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 22; open from 6 a.m.-11 p.m. on Black Friday

Walmart - 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22

Kmart - 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22

Target - 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22

Best Buy - 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23

Kohl's - 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23

Costco - Closed on Thanksgiving day, specials the weekend of Nov. 23-25.

Sam's Club - Closed on Thanksgiving day, specials the weekend of Nov. 23-25.

IKEA - Canton - Closed on Thanksgiving day, specials the weekend of Nov. 23-25.

Meijer - Black Friday special pricing starts at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23


Briarwood Mall - 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23
Sears - 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22
Von Maur not participating in mall early opening; closed Thanksgiving Day; opens at 9 a.m. Friday

Arborland - varies by store
Old Navy opens at 12:01 a.m. Friday
Toys R Us has "doorbuster specials" starting at 8 p.m. Thursday

Tanger outlets - "Moonlight Madness" specials start at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night


• Nov. 30: Ann Arbor Midnight Madness, sponsored by the Main Street Area Assocation. Shops are open late, many until midnight. Santa will be visiting from 7-9 p.m.

• Nov.30: Ypsilanti hosts the annual Starlight Shopping Spree and Christmas tree lighting, with holiday activities from 6-8 p.m. and many shops open late.

ONLINE: releases new "Black Friday" deals every hour starting Nov. 19 and running until the end of Black Friday. Cyber Monday deals at start Nov. 25.

Walmart offers special discounts to shoppers who follow or "like" them on Facebook and Twitter.

See more coverage of Black Friday here.


Matt Lang

Wed, Nov 21, 2012 : 11:27 a.m.

I love getting all the shopping done online, I feel sorry for the people sleeping in their cars on thanksgiving to save a few bucks, sad.


Mon, Nov 19, 2012 : 8:13 p.m.

Predictions: Number of people who will announce they're boycotting all the stores open on Thanksgiving: 105 Number of people who will care: 0.


Tue, Nov 20, 2012 : 8:13 p.m.

I think the number of people who will care should be at least 1...You did comment on it...okay maybe 2...I did too!


Mon, Nov 19, 2012 : 5:55 p.m.

Thanks for the list of stores I "will not" be visiting this year. Anyone who opens before 9 am on Friday is not getting my business this year. This has gone to far for the employees. If this is successful Wally World will start a trend of opening during dinner hours next year, offering buffet style dinner from the own brand value aisle. Managers eat first ! (Trust me, look at them and you can tell.) Employees get cold food on breaks.


Mon, Nov 19, 2012 : 5:47 p.m.

Saturday, November 24, 2012 is also Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. I'm no fan of these big box stores creeping into Thanksgiving, either. As for Black Friday, it's like the zombie're either one of them, or you're locked inside hoping others don't get trampled.


Mon, Nov 19, 2012 : 5:26 p.m.

It is extremely difficult to get information about stores like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. I appreciate that did a public service by running an article on this. Most consumers would have otherwise not heard of these sales or the hours at which they start.


Mon, Nov 19, 2012 : 4:49 p.m.

Thanks for the list of stores that are opening either on Thanksgiving, or in the middle of the night on Friday. I will boycott all stores on this list from today through the end of the holiday season. There is no reason these stores have to be open on the holiday, or open so early on Friday that you effectively ruin Thanksgiving for your employees. Another reason to "shop small" on the Saturday after the holiday!!!!