Westfield Montgomery Mall is the place to be in Bethesda for Black Friday, without question.
To make up for the lack of Walmart and Target-style "giant flatscreen for $50" doorbusters, Westfield uses its advantage of sheer number of high-quality tenants. Beyond the significant doorbuster savings, Westfield also tries to enhance the Black Friday experience with food and fun as the hours go by.
The full list is below, but I recall that last year there were lots of surprises and giveaways around the mall that were not announced in advance.
Finally, what's about to take place defies the nutty claims by some "experts," who want to convince us
that the great American indoor mall is a dinosaur of the past, and that the suburbs are dying, etc., etc.
Obviously, those folks weren't at Westfield Montgomery last Black Friday, where there were huge crowds and delays just trying to park the car. Or at Milestone Shopping Center in Germantown, where every single space was taken in their massive parking lot. Those are the same geniuses who say both retail meccas have "too much parking." Uh, OK guys, if you say so. But I hope you're ready to join the rest of us in the real world some day again soon.
Westfield continues to do a great job managing the mall, and this Black Friday is the perfect time to show your support for this classic American shopping mall.
Here's the complete list of Black Friday specials for the Midnight opening (don't forget, Sears opens right after Thanksgiving dinner at 8 PM!). My picks are in bold: