Black Friday brings fantastic deals to the shelves of small businesses and the numerous stores inside large shopping malls. Always on the day after Thanksgiving, the biggest shopping-centric day of the year falls on November 23 for 2018. Here are a few of our favorite places to visit for incredible deals on Black Friday in Alexandria and DC.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nBlack Friday 2018 in Old Town Alexandria\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nExplore the small businesses in Old Town Alexandria if you want to take advantage of Black Friday deals, but don’t want to fight the crowds that overtake the malls. In the past, stores in Old Town, such as the beauty boutique Bellacara and pet accessory store The Dog Park, have offered sales ranging from 10% to 40% off merchandise on Black Friday. Don’t miss the Tree Lighting Ceremony at Market Square after you’ve finished your shopping in Old Town.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nBlack Friday 2018 at Tanger Outlets National Harbor\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nThe Tanger Outlets are located in the entertainment district of the National Harbor waterfront. Last year, the outlets opened from 6 PM to midnight on Thanksgiving and reopened at 6 AM on the morning of Black Friday, with some sales continuing through the weekend. Incredible Black Friday deals on clothes, shoes, accessories, and more are offered at Tanger Outlets stores such as Calvin Klein, H&M, and White House Black Market.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nBlack Friday 2018 at the Fashion Centre at Pentagon City \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nKnown as the Pentagon City Mall, the Fashion Centre has 170 stores that offer great selections in dining, clothing, electronics, and accessories. Popular stores in the mall to browse on Black Friday include Microsoft, Coach, and Sunglass Hut. Pentagon City Mall’s hours for the shopping holiday last year were 6 PM to 11 PM on Thanksgiving and 7 AM to 9:30 PM on Black Friday.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nChoosing a hotel for Black Friday 2018 in Alexandria and DC \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nIf you’re coming to Alexandria and DC to get your holiday shopping started on Black Friday, it’s important you have a dependable place to stay. At the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria – Fort Belvoir you can enjoy a complimentary shuttle to the metro to get around, free WiFi in every room to keep you connected, and competitive rates on each night of your stay.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nBook our special Shopping Package when you stay with us to receive a $50 gift card and coupon book to the Tanger Outlets. Come see why so many visitors to the Alexandria and DC region have chosen us to make their travels less stressful.