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You've snoozed off the turkey, wrapped up football, and washed dishes. But the relaxation is over—it's time to do your part in boosting the economy and tackle Black Friday. Whether you consider the shopping "holiday" a tradition or a necessary discounted purchase, know that there WILL be lines to queue up in and traffic to inch through. Here we've assembled opening times for 10 Massachusetts malls and outlets to help you plan accordingly. And remember, the state's Blue Laws prevent stores from opening on the actual Thanksgiving holiday, so nothing will come between you and a second helping tomorrow.
In alphabetical order:
75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, MA 01803
Opens at 12:30am.
100 CambridgeSide Place, Cambridge, MA 02141
More than 25 stores open right at 12am, with another set at 12:30am, and Best Buy kicking things off at 1am.
100 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116
Opens at 8am.
The Mall at Chestnut Hill
199 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Opens at 7am.
1245 Worcester Street, Natick, MA 01760
Macy's and JC Penney open at 12am, Sears at 12:30am, Lord & Taylor at 5am, Nordstrom at 8am, Neiman Marcus at 9am; The rest of the mall opens at 6am.
210 Andover Street, Peabody, MA 01960
Opens at 12am.
The Shops at Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199
Opens at 9am. Some stores open at 6am (Aldo, Olympia Sports), with others at 8am (Ann Taylor, Free People).
South Shore Plaza
250 Granite Street, Braintree, MA 02184
Opens at 12:30am.