The mad dash begins the moment you and the family drop the fork on Thanksgiving. Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in Lake County provides visitors with the deals of a lifetime.
The turkey has been devoured, the candied yams are a thing of the past and the apple pie is in mere morsels. Football is on your TV, but really you’re trying to rest up so you can get a head start on the holiday shopping spree for your family friends.
Lake County has their busy spots that include Gurnee Mills, Hawthorn, Deer Park and Pleasant Prairie on Black Friday. You could also wait and keep it Lake County Local and get your gifts on Small Business Saturday.
Either way, to keep you on schedule during the long weekend, here is your guide to Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in Lake County.
Gurnee Mills 6170 W. Grand Ave., Gurnee
Thanksgiving: 6 p.m.-midnight. Black Friday: 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Hawthorn Mall 122 Hawthorn Ctr., Vernon Hills
Thanksgiving: 6 p.m.-midnight. Black Friday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Deer Park Town Center 20530 N. Rand Rd., Deer Park
Thanksgiving: Closed Black Friday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Thanksgiving: 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Black Friday: 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Home for the Holidays Christmas Open House at Norton's U.S.A Fri-Sun, November 24-26; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Step by Step Holiday and Craft Show at the Lake County Fairgrounds Fri-Sun, November 24-26; Fri 4-8 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Black Friday at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World Thurs-Sun, November 23-26; Thurs 6 p.m.-midnight, Fri 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Skipper Buds Black Friday Sale Fri, November 24; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Be sure to take a look at the top 10 places to buy a Christmas tree by clicking here, as many timber facilities open the day after Thanksgiving.
For more shopping options on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday Hours in LC, continue here.
We've also created a guide for your holiday season in Lake County, and that can be found here.