November has to be one of my favorite months. Pumpkin everything, pretty leaves, Thanksgiving, and most importantly, Black Friday. It’s no secret that I love to shop, but braving the Black Friday craziness is one of my favorite occasions.

Whether you prefer to celebrate the biggest shopping day of the year from the comfort of your couch with Cyber Monday, or if you’re like me and fight through the crowds on Friday (well, technically on Thursday night), we’ve got all kinds of great deals for you.

For those of you that like to bundle up and head out for the sales, check out the times that the following locations will be open (some are earlier than you may have expected!). As always, be sure to dig through all those ads to find when the best deals will be available. Grab an extra shot of espresso in your coffee and get ready for those early bird sales!

  • Lehigh Valley Mall will open on Thursday, November 28 (Thanksgiving Day) at 8 p.m. They will remain open continuously until 9 p.m. on Friday evening.
  • The Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley will open Friday morning at 8 a.m. until 10 p.m. However, be sure to check out each store’s specific hours as some are open even earlier!
  • The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem will be celebrating ‘Moonlight Madness’ with their After Thanksgiving Sale starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday, November 28. In addition to sales within each store, you’ll find special opportunities for savings and prizes within different time windows. Check out the details here.
  • The Crossings Premium Outlets will have select stores opening at 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 28, with all of the stores being open by midnight. The outlets will remain open until 10 p.m. on Friday, November 29.

Also be sure to check out the special listings in our Black Friday/Cyber Monday packages. Not only will you find discounts for different retail locations, you’ll also have access to great rates for local hotels and bed & breakfasts, many of which can be used when booking a trip for 2014.

Be sure to have that Thanksgiving turkey early in the day so that you can get a nice nap in before Black Friday hits!

What do you have on your list this year? I’m always on the hunt for a great deal!

Happy shopping!