Black Friday Shopping 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Shopping in the Washington, D.C. Area the Day After Thanksgiving

© Michael Poehlman

On Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, many Washington, D.C. area retailers open their doors very early to attract shoppers with special deals and bargains for the holiday season. Some shopping malls and large retailers are opening earlier than ever before, on Thursday afternoon and evening. Below are the advertised hours for Black Friday for some of the most popular places to shop in the Washington, D.C. area. Please note that not all locations in the DC metro area participate in early openings, so please call ahead or check the official website.

Looking for some creative gift ideas? Shop online and avoid the crowds. See my guide to Washington, D.C. Gifts and Souvenirs

Please note: This page will be updated in mid-November each year. If you know the hours of a major shopping destination, feel free to email the details to

Opening on Thanksgiving Night

    Dozens of Old Town Alexandria’s independently owned retailers are opening this year at 6 a.m. The Free King Street Trolley will begin operating at 6 a.m. The City of Alexandria is offering free parking at parking meters and in all city-owned garages and parking lots as a special incentive for shoppers. Garages will open at 6 a.m. with free parking all day. Read more about Shopping in Alexandria.

    To learn about craft shows, museum gift shops, holiday decor, etc. See a Guide to Holiday Shopping in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia