After a long day of family and good food, it’s time to shift gears into the holiday season, and with that comes shopping. Finish up that last bite of pie and get ready to hit the streets as Lake County is set for the biggest shopping days of the year. Don’t let the tryptophan from that delicious turkey slow you down in your pursuit of great deals.
Lake County has no shortage of shopping options to find gifts for everyone on your list. Looking for some great doorbuster deals? Check out the malls in the area to score some awesome deals. If you are looking to avoid that mad dash while also supporting local businesses, be sure to check out all the great deals being offered in your local communities for Small Business Saturday.
Here is your guide to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in Lake County.
Black Friday Weekend Hours of Operation
6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee
Thanksgiving: 6-11:59 p.m.
Black Friday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, November 30: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, December 1: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
122 Hawthorn Center, Vernon Hills
Thanksgiving: 6 p.m.-midnight
Black Friday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, November 30: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, December 1: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Deer Park Town Center
20530 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park
Black Friday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, November 30: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Sunday, December 1: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlet
11211 120th Ave., Pleasant Prairie, WI
Thanksgiving: 6 p.m.-11:59 p.m.
Black Friday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, November 30: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, December 1: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Small Business Saturday Communities
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do you part to support local businesses and #shopsmall this Small Business Saturday! This year I want to try my hardest to do most of my Christmas shopping at small businesses and choose local and small over convenience. What are some small shops I need to be sure to check out?!
- Downtown Antioch
- Village of Deerfield
- Village of Fox Lake
- Downtown Grayslake
- Village of Gurnee
- City of Highland Park
- Downtown Lake Zurich
- Village of Libertyville
- Village of Lincolnshire
- Historic Long Grove Village
- Downtown Mundelein
- Village of Vernon Hills
- Downtown Waukegan
- City of Zion
Black Friday and Small Biz Friday Deals
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- Bass Pro Shops: Six Hour Sale from 5-11 a.m.
- Tommy Hilfiger: 50 percent off of everything
- U.S. Polo Association: Outerwear starting at $19.99
- Torrid: 50 percent off the entire store
- Build-A-Bear: Buy one get one for $10
- Levi’s: Up to 40% off
- American Eagle: 40 percent off holiday collection including jeans; $25 flannels
- Go! Calendars, Games & Toys All Calendars & Planners Buy One Get One 50 percent off
- Guess Factory: 40-60 percent off the entire store
- Crocs: Buy one get one 60 percent off
- Loft: 50-65 percent off your purchase
- Oakley: Take an additional 50 percent off clearance apparel and accessories
- Only Child Brewery: Mug Club launches Black Friday
- Family Heirloom Antiques: Entire Store will be on sale
- Ooh~La~La Boutique & Consignment: Store-wide sales, $5 Deals and $5 Clearance and giveaway bonus
- Timeless Treasures: 20 percent off of the entire store
- Ms. Peddler’s Boutique: some items marked 20 and 30 percent off. Receive 10 percent off custom ordered pieces
- JJ Blinkers: 20% off and in-store extra specials
Other Small Business Saturday Options
Gurnee Antique Market
5742 Northridge Dr., Gurnee
Volo 4 Antique Malls
27640 W. Volo Village Rd., Volo
Long Grove Confectionery Retail Store
114 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove
Long Grove Confectionery Co. Factory Store
333 Lexington Dr., Buffalo Grove
Long Grove Confectionery Nut and Candy House
581 Bonner Rd., Wauconda
The Popcorn Factory
13970 W. Laurel Dr., Lake Forest
Antioch, Winthrop Harbor and Volo
Tony Cannoli Specialty Pastries
460 Lake St., Mundelein
Treetime Christmas Creations
22102 Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington
888. E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake
Lake County Libation Trail
Looking for a gift for the libation connoisseurs in your life? Swing on by one of the many places on the Lake County Libation Trail to find present or just unwind after a hectic day of holiday shopping.
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For Beer Lovers
- Bosacki’s Brewery, Mundelein
- Buffalo Creek Brewing, Long Grove
- Flesk Brewing, Barrington
- Half Day Brewing Co., Lincolnshire
- Harbor Brewing Co., Winthrop Harbor
- Light The Lamp Brewery, Grayslake
- Mickey Finn’s Brewery, Libertyville
- Onion Pub & Brewery, Barrington
- Only Child Brewery, Gurnee
- Ravinia Brewing Company, Highland Park
- Roaring Table Brewery, Lake Zurich
- Tighthead Brewery, Mundelein
- Wright’s Brew & Bistro, Lincolnshire
- Zümbier Brewery, Waukegan
For Vino Aficionados
- Glunz Family Winery and Cellars, Grayslake
- Lynfred Winery, Wheeling
- Valentino Vineyards, Long Grove
- Vigneto del Bino, Antioch
For Cocktail Fans
For more information about the Lake County Libation Trail, continue here.
Lake County Shopping Events
Festival of Arts & Crafts at the Lake County Fairgrounds and Event Center
Friday-Sunday, November 29-December 1; Fri.: 3-7 p.m., Sat.: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun.: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Grayslake Tree Lighting Festival & Holiday Market
Friday, November 29; 3-8 p.m.
Small Business Saturday Libertyville Shopping Tour
Saturday, November 30; All Day
Black Friday Bash at Hawthorn Mall
Friday, November 29
Gurnee Mills Black Friday
Thursday-Friday, November 28-29; Thu.: 6-11:59 p.m., Fri.: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets Black Friday
Thursday- Friday, November 28-29; Thu.: 6-11:59 p.m., Fri.: 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Deer Park Town Center Black Friday
Friday, November 29; 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
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