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Black Friday at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets

Midnight Madness at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets is just around the corner!  If you didn’t already know, the Friday after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday because of all of the incredible deals promoted by stores.  50% off big screen TVs, $1,000 off a new camera; who knows what is going to be the big thing this year.  The catch is, there is usually a limited supply so you have to get there early.

How early do you need to get to the outlets on Black Friday?  Well, the first stores are opening at 9 p.m. Thursday night and will stay open for the next 25 hours, so you should probably scarf down Thanksgiving dinner and head right over to Port Authority!

How do you get to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets?  Gray Line New York provides shuttle transportation to and from Woodbury Common Premium Outlets from Port Authority.  For Black Friday, Gray Line New York – Woodbury Common Premium Outlets shuttle buses will begin running from 7:45 Thursday evening.   More information.

What stores are located at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets?  There are over 220 different designer and brand name outlets to choose from when you go shopping on Black Friday.  These outlets include Burberry, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, J.Crew, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, and many more.

For Black Friday transportation from New York City to Woodbury Commons, visit Gray Line New York.

For more information on Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, visit their official website.

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC

UPDATE: Balloon inflation begins today at 3 p.m. on the Upper West Side between 77th Street and 81st Street on Central Park West.  All of the balloons will be inflated between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

We are just one day away from the 86th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade here in New York City. The parade will take place on November 22nd (Thanksgiving) at 9 a.m. and will run until noon.  You can watch the live broadcast of the parade on your local NBC affiliate.

Or, if you’re going to be in New York City for Thanksgiving weekend, you can take in the parade in person.  The parade traditionally has an interesting route through the streets, making multiple turns unlike some other NYC parades such as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which travels on a straight line up 5th Avenue.  This year’s parade begins at the Museum of Natural History at 77th Street and Central Park West.  It will travel down to Columbus Circle where it will turn onto Central Park South for a couple of blocks.  Once it gets to 6th Avenue, the parade will turn downtown and head for 34th Street.  As is tradition, the parade will turn onto 34th Street and conclude at the entrance of the Macy’s flagship store.  Confused?  Here’s a map:

Parade Route

The Parade will include floats and performances and balloons of all of your favorite characters.  For more information on the parade, visit Macy’s official 2012 Thanksgiving Day Parade website.  If you’re not worried about Thanksgiving and want to know more about Black Friday in NYC, stay tuned because we will have all of the latest information on the best bargains and deals, including how to take in the night/morning/day at Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets.

Iamge Credit: Google Maps