The Arsenal Mall in Watertown will open at 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 23 this year for Black Friday, hours earlier than the 4 a.m. opening time on Black Friday last year, according to representatives from the Simon Mall company.
Simon Malls across the region will also be opening at 12:30 a.m., according to representatives from the company. The other nine Simon Malls in Massachusetts are located in Braintree, Burlington, Peabody, Danvers, Saugus, Auburn, Marlborough, Hyannis, and North Attleboro. However, the malls at Chestnut Hill and Copley Place will wait until the sun rises and open at 9 a.m., representatives said.
Simon Malls in New Hampshire will open at midnight. These malls include the Mall of New Hampshire, Pheasant Lane Mall, The Mall at Rockingham Park and Fox Run Mall, representatives said.
The malls will remain open until 10 p.m. so shoppers can take advantage of the holiday sales and promotions offered on Black Friday.
During Black Friday, malls listed above will feature amenities like greeters to help shoppers stay up to date on the latest promotions; a "rejuvenation station" featuring comfortable chairs, sofas, and free WiFi; gift wrap stations benefitting local charities; holiday entertainment, including carolers and choral groups; and opportunities for photos with Santa Claus.
The Arsenal Mall includes popular stores like the Gap, Forever 21, Aldo, Aeropostale, Bath and Body Works, Express, Marshalls, Victoria's Secret, Yankee Candle, and Ann Taylor.
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