November 20, 2017
Wrap up your holiday shopping with a big ‘ol bow and some extra savings! With deals around every corner and additional hours on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday, use extra time and cash to turn a trip to the mall into a weekend getaway. It’s easy to do with so many spectacular holiday experiences located just minutes from the largest shopping and entertainment destination in the Carolinas.
Let us help you find the ideal place to stay, then trade your overnight bag for shopping bags. Some stores will remain open throughout the early morning Black Friday hours, but be sure to check with specific retailers. Find all the holiday happenings at Concord Mills here, and browse the Destination Guide for more info.
Concord Mills Black Friday Hours:
On November 24, you can drive your car around legendary Charlotte Motor Speedway! Just purchase $50 of souvenir merchandise or tickets or make a $25 donation to Speedway Children’s Charities. From 8am to 4pm, take advantage of savings in the speedway gift shop and an opportunity to experience the banked turns firsthand. In the speedway’s biggest sale of the year, the gift shop will feature items for as low as $1.
Then, opt for a different kind of fast food on Black Friday! Available for purchase, a lunch buffet will be served at The Speedway Club where unmatched views and exquisite holiday food make for one memorable afternoon. Click (www.charlottemotorspeedway.com) or call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) for details.
Stick around for even more laps around the superspeedway! Speedway Christmas is an opportunity to drive your car on track through 3 million holiday lights on Friday evening, and every night leading up to Christmas Day.
November 25 is a day to celebrate small businesses and all they do for the community! So in addition to popping by a local boutique and picking up a one-of-a-kind item, allow some extra time to meet the owner. Chatting with creative entrepreneurs like Kathleen who pour everything into curating those stores may just give you an extra story to share with the recipient of your purchase.
Add to the #shopsmall experience by getting creative during a downtown workshop. From string art projects at Hive to monogrammed door décor at Hip Hip HooWray, your handmade offering will serve as a treasure for you and them. Many participating businesses will have special promotions and giveaways, and you could be entered into a drawing to win $250 Downtown Concord Dollars after making a purchase. Get the details at concorddowntown.com.
Need some inspiration for locally-crafted goods? Read this post on products and experiences made right here in Cabarrus County.
November 28, #GivingTuesday, is a global day of giving celebrated the Tuesday following Thanksgiving every year. If you’re looking to begin a new family tradition by giving back, start with Cabarrus Magazine’s list of 7 Local Nonprofits, or simply offer a smile when traveling this holiday season!
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