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Black Friday Shopping Tips from Fairfax County

Black Friday Shopping Tips from Fairfax County

From Fairfax County:

With the best bargain shopping day of the year nearly here, shoppers are being encouraged to start their homework now on products and prices to help separate the genuine door busters from the many ho-hum deals being promoted this year.

Black Friday Deals Start Early at JCPenney

Black Friday Deals Start Early at JCPenney

 

On Black Friday, millions of shoppers will visit jcpenney stores across the country as they kick-off their holiday shopping. Over 500 deals will be offered including over 150 styles of women’s boots at $19.99 or $29.99 each, an Xersion premium down coat for $39.88 and Nerf, Barbie and Fisher Price toys only $3.99 each.

There will also be doorbusters from 4 a.m. – 1 p.m.  

Traffic Signals Ready for Holiday Shoppers in Northern Virginia

Traffic Signals Ready for Holiday Shoppers in Northern Virginia

From VDOT News:

FREDERICKSBURG—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will activate its annual holiday traffic signal timing pattern to help motorists travel around 16 major shopping centers in Northern Virginia from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.

Holiday signal timing in Northern Virginia has been in place for more than a decade to accommodate a seasonal influx of vehicles near shopping areas. The temporary pattern is created using time- and intersection-specific traffic data from previous years.

VDOT adjusts the signal timing at more than 200 intersections in Northern Virginia. Engineers will also use traffic cameras to monitor conditions around especially congested areas such as Tysons Corner and make adjustments to help keep traffic moving.

Black Friday & Cyber-Monday Safety Chat

From Fairfax County Police Department:

      Join a Financial Crime Unit detective along with a Consumer Affairs expert to answer your questions concerning the biggest holiday shopping days of the year. Protect yourself and your assets; learn more.             

The online chat will take place live at 2 p.m. on Monday, November 21. Log on live or submit your questions in advance to: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/news/askfairfax/.

Mommy Makeover Contest at The W Salon

Mommy Makeover Contest at The W Salon

Do you know a busy mom that deserves a day of pampering? You can enter her in the Mommy Makeover Contest at the W Salon in Burke, Virginia. The lucky mom winner will be annouced on December 1st! The makeover includes makeup, hair services, and a one hour massage. Make your nomination today! There are 13 more days to make nominations.

OLD TOWN MANASSAS SEEKS CONTESTANTS for GINGERBREAD HOUSE COMPETITION

 

 Molasses, ginger, flour, baking soda – just a few of the ingredients you’ll need to get ready for the Gingerbread House Contest in Old Town Manassas this holiday season. Entry forms can be downloaded online at www.visitmanssas.org now through Nov. 18. For 17 years, Historic Manassas, Inc. of Manassas, Va. has displayed the talents of local amateur “architects” in the shop windows of Old Town Manassas during the annual Merry Old Town Manassas holiday festivities.  The public is invited to view the various structures and vote on them in the shops and on-line. Winners will be awarded in two categories, adult and child, with a first-place prize of a $100 Old Town Manassas gift card, second place walks away with a $75 gift card, and third place earns a $50 gift card. For more information, visit www.visitmanassas.org or call 703-361-6599.

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS, Dec. 2 - 4

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS, Dec. 2 - 4

DECK THE HALLS in OLD TOWN MANASSAS
Merry Old Town Celebration Begins Dec. 2

Merry Old Town, sponsored by the Manassas Christian School, spreads holiday cheer in Old Town Manassas, Va. with a series of festivities from Fri, Dec. 2 through Sun., Dec. 4. Visitors can enjoy listening to Christmas carolers, greet Santa when he arrives from the train, check-out the tree lighting ceremony with Manassas Mayor Hal Parrish, visit the Manassas museum, see the Greater Manassas Christmas Parade and window shop during the Merchant’s Open House. For a full list of activities, visit www.visitmanassas.org or call 703-361-6599.