As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Ballston Quarter and Pentagon City malls are shifting their hours and offering special activities.
At the Fashion Center at Pentagon City (1100 S. Hayes Street), the hours will vary by day, with the full holiday weekend schedule as follows:
- Thursday, Nov. 28: 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
- Friday, Nov. 29: 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
- Saturday, Nov. 30: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
- Sunday, Dec. 1: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
On Black Friday (Nov. 29), shoppers can present their receipts at “Santa’s Grab Bag” for a chance to win prizes like retailer gift cards, American Express gift cards and more. In addition, there will be hot chocolate and freshly baked cookies.
In the meantime, Santa arrived earlier this month and is available for photos with children on the first level of the mall, near Nordstrom. And this weekend, the “Snow Sisters” will be joining Santa, according to the mall’s social media account.
Join Santa and the Snow Sisters this weekend on Saturday 3-5pm and Sunday 4-6pm for a truly magical meet-and-greet experience! After giving Santa that all-important list, meet our Snow Queen and Snow Princess for some autographs, photos, lots of warm hugs, and other surprises! pic.twitter.com/jICBdEdR7Y
— Pentagon City Mall (@FashionCtrPC) November 21, 2019
At Ballston Quarter (4238 Wilson Blvd), the mall will be closed all day on Thursday (Thanksgiving), except for Onelife Fitness, Regal Cinema, and Macy’s.
On Black Friday, the entire mall is expected to be open by 10 a.m., with the exception of Macy’s at 6 a.m. and Scout & Molly’s at 7 a.m. Stores, restaurants, and more across the mall will be offering exclusive specials:
- True Food Kitchen, buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $40 bonus card
- Sloppy Mama’s BBQ is offering a $20 gift card with the purchase of a $100 certificate.
- Scout & Molly’s will have staggered discounts throughout the day — from 7-9 a.m., 40% off an entire purchase, then 30% off from 9-1 p.m., and from 1-9 p.m., 25% off.
- Steadfast Supply will have 15% off the entire shop, with special gifts offered at tier purchases.
- Gossip will have 40% the entire store all day
- Special Cookology classes, with a $10 voucher towards a bottle of wine.