Black Friday Shopping and Beyond Beckons in Every Region of NJ

Indulge your inner shopaholic and put on your walking shoes – the holidays are coming!

Trenton– As the crowds begin to line up early Friday morning looking for deeply discounted items to kick off the holiday shopping season, anxious shoppers can take advantage of the traditional day-after-Thanksgiving sales all throughout New Jersey.

“Savvy visitors determined to stretch their dollar in search of memorable holiday gifts are sure to find them in New Jersey – throughout Black Friday and beyond,” said Grace Hanlon, executive director of the state’s Division of Travel and Tourism. “Shoppers can enjoy no retail tax on clothing and a vast array of shopping options – from bargain-friendly outlets and upscale boutiques to world-class malls and craft studios with one-of-a-kind pieces of art.”

If you're seeking variety, consider Princeton's Market Fair or the Cherry Hill Mall with 130 specialty shops and three major department stores. Saunter through the eclectic town of Haddonfield, lined with antique and boutique stores to enjoy or Liberty Village Premium Outlets in Flemington, offering an exciting collection of 60 outlet stores. 

Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth is New Jersey's largest outlet mall, with 200 stores under one roof. The Mall at Short Hills boasts over 175 quality retailers ready to satisfy any material craving. Shoppers who prefer a more intimate experience will enjoy trendy downtown shopping in the picturesque towns of Princeton, Red Bank, Ocean Grove and others to be found all across the state.

Unique shops can be found in Lambertville and at Bridgewater Commons. For a one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experience, visit the Towne of Historic Smithville where, in addition to year-round shopping, you can enjoy the regular calendar of events, festivals and historical reenactments. 

To find that special gift, check out the Freehold Raceway Mall or the stores at Near Six Flags Great Adventure are the Jackson Premium Outlets complete with over 70 name-brand outlets or the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets in Tinton Falls, featuring upscale outlet shopping at 120 designer and name brand stores.

Head towards the southern shore region and marvel at the festive Washington Street Mall in Victorian Cape May or tempt yourself with one of the many fine shops in Atlantic City’s casino resorts by the ocean. Stroll over to The Walk –Atlantic City Outlets and enjoy the outlets that have transformed the midsection of this city into a pleasant downtown streetscape with great shopping and dining.

Great deals for Black Friday get even better when stretched into great deals for the upcoming holidays - or birthdays, anniversaries, mother's day, father's day and beyond! For more information on New Jersey’s great destinations or assistance when planning a New Jersey vacation, day trip, or weekend getaway – including travel deals, additional itinerary ideas, finding accommodations and ordering brochures – go to