Black Friday will begin as early as 9 p.m. Thanksgiving night and will continue through Nov. 25.
Ellenton Premium Outlets is getting ready for thousands of shoppers expected to descend on the outlet mall after Thanksgiving dinner next week. Snowbirds, area residents and visitors are all expected to begin their bargain hunting during the midnight madness sale Friday through Sunday. The outlet stores will be offering early bird specials, doorbusters and weekend long savings. Several shops at Ellenton Premium Outlets, 5461 Factory Shops Blvd., will open as early as 9 p.m. Thanksgiving night and they have already released a list of some of the deals offered to shoppers. Sales will continue Saturday through 10 p.m. and then again on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Shoppers can sign up for the Free VIP Shopper Club to save even more. Those who…
On Dec. 18, the open-air downtown St. Petersburg market is holding "Festival of the Last Minute" for harried shoppers looking for one-of-a-kind gifts.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Linda Hersey
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
The folks at the Saturday Morning Market in downtown St. Petersburg are organizing some contests and giveaways to bring last-minute Christmas shoppers to the outdoor bazaar of handmade products, fresh produce and prepared food items, among other treats. On Saturday, Dec. 18, the Saturday Morning Market will hold "Festival of the Last Minute," honoring the long-standing tradition of never getting all one's holiday purchases complete until the last minute. In other words, all procrastinators are welcome. Among those last-minute shoppers may be Santa himself, who is expected to pay a visit. Carolers will be on hand to get shoppers in the holiday-buying spirit. There also will be a holiday costume contest for both customers and vendors. Dress …