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Guilderland, NY: We blinked, and the holidays are upon us! There’s no slowing down now. Black Friday is almost here – but don’t worry. We have your back. Check out The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide full of all the “insider” ways to make your traditional shopping experience at Crossgates memorable and safe. Let’s get right to it, shall we?
ENJOY THANKSGIVING AT HOME
This year, Crossgates will be CLOSED for Thanksgiving. Enjoy some much needed family time! However, if you would like a meal, Texas de Brazil will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 12pm-9pm…reservations required! Regal Cinemas will be open, as well, for your viewing pleasure.
BLACK FRIDAY DEALS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
Many retailers have already kicked off their Black Friday deals, so why not take advantage of them? To let you in on a little secret…some of the same deals you are seeing now, will be the same ones offered on Black Friday. Here’s a preview of some of the many Black Friday deals. Also, check the Crossgates sales page regularly. Retailers will be adding or updating new sales daily, throughout the Black Friday weekend and entire holiday season.
BLACK FRIDAY PLANNING
If you want to shop on Black Friday, make the most of your time by planning out your day. Here’s what we suggest:
- Figure out which stores you plan to visit first. Make sure you know what time they will be open.
- Review our online digital directory by clicking on your favorite store to map out your day.
- Shop ‘til your heart is content!
On Black Friday, the mall is open from 7am-9pm, but select anchor stores will be opening even earlier; hours are listed below:
- JCPenney opens @ 5am
- Best Buy opens @ 5am
- Dick’s Sporting Goods opens @ 6am
- Macy’s opens @ 6am
TAKE A FOOD BREAK
There are 20+ restaurants and eateries inside Crossgates that will be open to accommodate your hunger pangs. Shoppers may even want to make reservations in advance, to avoid waiting in line. Visit our list of restaurants and eateries here.
Join the B95 Breakfast Club for the Black Friday Broadcast, live at Crossgates from 5:30am-10am on the lower level near APEX Entertainment. The first 50 people to show up at the B95.5 booth will get a special gift from Crossgates to start their holiday season off right!
ALSO…show us your purchases from the busy weekend. Simply tag us on social media in front of your favorite store right here at Crossgates, along with your shopping haul, and if we share your photo, you win a family four pack of movie passes to Regal Cinemas. Simple as that.
SANTA…WE KNOW HIM
‘Tis the Christmas season and Santa Claus is gearing up for his debut at Crossgates this Friday at 11am! In coordination with Capital Photo, a long-time Capital Region business, Santa will be making his way to his location on the lower level near Apex Entertainment and can’t wait to see all of the excited children! Stop in and get your photo with Santa and also get a free 30 minute play card from Apex Entertainment and a voucher for a complimentary kids meal from 110 Grill with any purchase. Santa Claus will be at Crossgates through Christmas Eve, and then he’s off to prepare for his big night! Visit www.shopcrossgates.com to view Santa’s weekly schedule.
STAY AT THE TRU & HOMEWOOD SUITES BY HILTON AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BEING JUST STEPS AWAY FROM THE SHOPPING
Why not make your shopping trip that much easier by staying right on-site and taking advantage of a free breakfast, pool and fun at the hotel? Then, you can walk over to Crossgates for some savings at your favorite stores! Click here to make reservations.
Crossgates is home to many non-profit organizations throughout the holiday season, with several of them hosting their largest fundraising efforts of the year within our center. Groups such as The Regional Food Bank, Make a Wish, The Salvation Army, Kiwanis Clubs, Knights of Pythias & others will be collecting funds for their organizations at various locations. Please think about donating while you are in your shopping travels….no gift is too small and every donation goes a long way for those that are less fortunate.
BE KIND & HAVE FUN
The holiday season is the “most wonderful time of the year”, but it can also be stressful. As we navigate our way through this shopping season, we ask that you help us spread smiles and joy by being patient and being nice. You never know how you may make someone’s day by being kind. Everyone at Crossgates wants you to enjoy a safe and memorable shopping experience.
Follow us on Facebook & Instagram for updates on holiday events, promotions & sales offered throughout the season.
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Crossgates is the Capital Region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination offering an impressive selection of national brands and the newest retail concepts. The center is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Best Buy, while offering more than 180 retail shops, including Apple. Crossgates offers 10 entertainment venues and over 20 on-site eateries, such as Dave & Buster’s, Get Air, Billy Beez, Apex Entertainment, The Standard Restaurant & Lounge, Maggie McFly’s and Regal Cinemas with IMAX. Or simply relax at our award-winning day spa, Spa Mirbeau. Located adjacent to a dual-branded 192-room Homewood Suites and Tru by Hilton hotel, Crossgates is your destination to EAT. SHOP. PLAY. STAY. Additional information regarding Crossgates can be found at shopcrossgates.com, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Pyramid Management Group, LLC:
Pyramid Management Group, owner of Crossgates, is one of the largest, most innovative, privately-held real estate developers in the northeast. Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Pyramid’s portfolio of dynamic shopping, dining and entertainment destinations and expanding hospitality presence dominate the northeast with 14 properties located throughout New York and Massachusetts. For nearly 50 years, Pyramid has built its reputation on being first, fast, ahead of the curve and always what’s next, leading the industry in combining the best elements of traditional retail with world-class dining and entertainment, all under one roof. For more information, visit www.pyramidmg.com.