Sales + Events: Nov. 20-25 features Black Friday sales, a holiday stroll, and November’s most-anticipated event

Twin Cities shopping and events highlights for this week.

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The Top 5

Holiday Makers & Gift Bazaar

Maplewood Mall hosts various vendors, live music, prize drawings, signature cocktails, and of course, shopping at this Black Friday spending spree—literally. The first 250 shoppers to spend $250 will receive a Black Friday Survival Bag. Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ Maplewood Mall, 3001 White Bear Ave. N., St. Paul, maplewoodmall.com

Holiday Market At The Schmidt

Shop fine art and gifts from more than 40 local artists, meet special guests like artist Maggie Thompson, and wander Landmark Gallery’s “Sculpt, Weave, & Etch” exhibit at Schmidt Artist Loft’s holiday market. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. @ 900 West Seventh St., St. Paul, friedliarts.wixsite.com

Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt

This annual three-day celebration in the Twin Cities west metro promises a festive selection of German Christmas traditions, delicious treats, shopping, and sips. Bring the kids, too, because this family-friendly event caters to everyone—from the Sugar Plum Fairy-themed kids center to the adult-favorite Biergarten. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. along East Drive (adjacent to Excelsior Brewing Co. in downtown Excelsior), excelsiorchristkindlsmarkt.com

The Holiday Stroll

Dress warm for Pretty Little Red Wing’s 16th annual Holiday Stroll event—complete with magical Santa visits at the historic Sheldon Theatre, cookie decorating at Hanisch Bakery, horse-drawn wagon rides at John Rich Park, and Instagrammable photo ops with the world’s largest boot. Friday, 3-9 p.m. @ the intersection of Third & Bush streets in downtown Red Wing, redwingstroll.com

Small Business Saturday

Because when they prosper, so do we. This special shopping day was launched by American Express in 2010 in an effort to pull our community together to support small businesses. Join the #ShopSmall movement and get in on the nationwide momentum. Saturday, all day @ various locations, americanexpress.com

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Feeling brave? Don’t miss these Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on home furniture and accessories from retailers around the state.

Ashley Furniture || From mattresses to dining room furniture, you can get it all 50 percent off online. Now through Nov. 23, ashleyfurniture.com

Best Buy || Considering their 52-page ad, we think it’s safe to say there are just a few sales going on—including major savings on Samsung Smart UHD 4K TV’s. Nov. 22-24, bestbuy.com

Eight Sleep || Get $100 off smart mattresses and a free Amazon Echo Dot with your mattress purchase. Nov. 22-26, eightsleep.com

Forage Modern Workshop || Score 20 percent off online and in-store on a curated selection of trendy and vintage furniture and home décor items. Nov. 23-26, foragemodernworkshop.com

Home Depot || The more you buy, the more you save. Shop large appliances, flooring, tools, and more at major discounts. Now through Nov. 29, homedepot.com

Lowes || With 50 percent off custom blinds and shades, major savings on large appliances, and 25 percent off rugs and in-stock cabinets, you’ll find something worth saving on. Nov. 22-28, lowes.com

Macy’s || Score $50-150 off various Dyson vacuums and small kitchen appliances like air fryers, pressure cookers, and the infamous Instant Pot. Nov. 21-24, macys.com

Sears || Save more than $1,000 on a new Kenmore French Door Refrigerator or spoil a special someone with a discounted 320-piece Craftsman mechanic tool set. From 6 p.m. on Nov. 23 through Nov. 24, sears.com

Sotheby’s Home || You can get 20 percent off site-wide on consigned vintage and antique furniture, decorative objects, contemporary art, prints, and accessories using the code “CYBER2018”. Nov. 25-27, sothebyshome.com

Wayfair || Living room, bedroom, kitchen, and dining room furniture are up to 80 percent off through Black Friday. Now through Nov. 23, wayfair.com

World Market || Get 40 percent off all furniture. Now through Nov. 25, worldmarket.com

*All prices and sales are accurate as of time of publication.

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And, of course, the most anticipated event of November:

Thanksgiving Day

It’s finally time to break out the festive serving platter, break in the new sofa, and most importantly, give thanks. Enjoy the holiday with your friends, family, and all the amazing people you cherish most. Happy Thanksgiving from the entire Midwest Home team to you!

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