Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) is Reno's busiest shopping day of the year. Most big stores and shopping malls will be open early and stay open for extended hours. Reno shoppers will find lots of bargains on all kinds of merchandise as retailers try to make the best of the holiday shopping season. If you have the money and get out early, you'll undoubtedly find some extra good bargains as stores slash prices to move the merchandise.
Black Friday has turned into Black November. Retailers have been aggressively pushing bargains and trying to lure shoppers since the end of October. Not only will you find major deals in the stores well before Black Friday, you'll also find online shopping to be burgeoning with bargains and incentives like free shipping. Check around online and you may not even want to fight the mall wars on Black Friday.
Shop Reno Locally Owned Stores on Black Friday
Big box stores aren't the only choice for Black Friday shopping, nor do they necessarily have what you are looking for. Locally owned Reno-area stores are certainly worth a look during the holiday shopping season. Another significant plus to spending your money in hometown stores is that money spent in Reno stays in Reno. It circulates around the area with a multiplier effect, benefiting the economy here rather than being siphoned off to anonymous corporations in other states and countries. Learn more about locally owned businesses from the Reno-Sparks Local Business Co-Op.
Small Business Saturday is November 24. This is a day dedicated to supporting the small local businesses in our community and across the country. Small Business Saturday is sponsored by American Express. Small business owners in the Reno area can get free marketing materials to participate
Attention Local Business Owners - Tell us about your locally-owned business; how you got started, what you do, why people should do business with you, etc. Telling your story is a great way to attract new customers, and it's free.
Reno Shopping Malls Hours on Black Friday
It's a real mixed bag with Black Friday (or Thursday in some cases) store opening times. If you are interested in a particular retailer, I suggest getting online or calling to confirm their Black Friday hours. Store hours within malls may vary from the opening times of the entire shopping center.
Meadowood Mall in Reno - Closed on Thanksgiving Day. The whole mall will open at 12 midnight on Black Friday.
Outlets at Legends in Sparks - The Moonlight Magic event is from 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day until 4 a.m. on Black Friday. There will be big sales and $10,000 in gift cards and store prizes will be given away to lucky shoppers. Drawings will be every half hour. After that, stores will stay open until 9 p.m. on Black Friday. Shoppers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food for the Evelyn Mount Foundation for a holiday food drive.
The Summit Reno - Closed on Thanksgiving Day. Black Friday will feature various events, starting with yoga at 7 p.m. There will be $3000 worth of gift cards given away during drawings throughout the day.
Shopper's Square Mall in Reno - The annual "Magic of Christmas Parade" and arrival of Santa start at 11 a.m. There will be entertainment and shopping special throughout the mall. Regular mall hours 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. There will be extended hours through the holidays season.