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Getting Ready for the Holidays!

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I love getting ready for the holidays.  It is the most beautiful time of the year.  This year I’m pretty much done with Christmas shopping!  I can’t believe I can say that.

Don’t get me wrong I still have a lot to do.   Not to mention working full time outside the house.   I’m also helping do calligraphy for a wedding so my time is limited.

I just wanted to write a quick post about this time of year.  It can be a crazy time and with so many deals available it can be overwhelming.     Here are my tips for not getting overwhelmed.

1.  Remember my motto:  There will always be another deal tomorrow!    If you are like me and finally find the time to organize your coupons and get ready to go to Walmart, Target or Giant and find out that the little one needs a nap.  Don’t sweat it.  You might be able to go again later but if not, tomorrow will be more deals.  I admit there are times I get frustrated too.

2.    If you feel overwhelmed about the deals available and you are over your budget think about birthdays and other occasions too.    For example:  Sephora has had some great deals recently including xx/xx coupons and so has Bath and Body works.  Check out Frugal Friends post about great coupons to use! I thought I’m done with that shopping but I realized that there are birthdays and my family likes those products.  So, think about future birthdays on your list.  That way you can get the deal now.

3.  Wrap a couple presents each night.  I grew up with presents under the tree the whole season.  It was so much fun to look at the tree and see different size presents sitting there.   Each night I will wrap a couple presents.  This helps me not be overwhelmed at the last minute.   Now, I do admit you have to teach the little ones that paws are off limits! It is a learning lesson for everyone.  Patience on both sides!

4.  Find a day to bake with everyone.   This weekend we plan on baking treats and we are going to make it a baking day.  That way we can relax eat some treats and enjoy the season.

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Holiday Season – Local NOVA Mall Hours

I’m trying to figure out when the best time is to go shopping this holiday season and I’ve decided to compile a list of local mall hours for the NOVA area. 

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Please leave a comment of any additions or changes.

Ballston Mall

Print out for Ballston Common Mall Holiday hours

Mon-Fri: 10am-9pm
Sat: 9am-9pm
Sun: 11am-6pm
Holiday, department store, restaurant, and cinema hours may vary

Dulles Town Center

Print out for Dulles Town Center Holiday hours

Check out the Holiday hours some days open at 8AM or even 7AM!  Some days close at 12AM!

Regular Hours
Mon. – Sat.: 10am – 9:30pm
Sunday: 11am – 7pm

Fair Oaks Mall

Print out for Fair Oaks Holiday hours

Check out the Holiday hours some days open at 8AM and close at 11PM!

Mall Regular Hours

Mon-Fri: 10:00 AM until 9:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM until 9:30 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM until 6:00 PM

Landmark Mall

Print out for Landmark Mall Holiday hours

Regular Hours

Monday-Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm-6:00pm

Leesburg Corner Premium Outlet Mall

Regular Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm
Sun: 10am-7pm

Holiday/Sale Hours:

Holiday Hours (Mon, Nov 30 – Wed, Dec 23)
Mon-Sat: 9am-9pm, Sun 10am-8pm

Christmas Eve
Thu, Dec 24: 9am-6pm

Christmas Day
Fri, Dec 25: Closed

After-Holiday Sale
Sat, Dec 26: 8am-9pm
Sun, Dec 27: 10am-8pm
Mon, Dec 28 – Wed, Dec 30: 9am-9pm

New Year’s Eve
Thu, Dec 31: 9am-6pm

New Year’s Day
Fri, Jan 1: 10am-9pm

Manassas Mall

Print out the Manassas Mall Holiday Hours

Check out the Holiday hours some days open at 8AM and close at 11PM!

Regular Shopping Hours
Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

(Target is open Monday – Saturday, Sunday 8:00 a.m to 8:p.m)

Pentagon City

Not sure of their holiday hours.

REGULAR MALL HOURS

Mon to Sat: 10:00am – 9:30pm

Sun: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Store hours may differ from Mall Hours.

Potomac Mills

SPECIAL MALL HOURS

Holiday Hours
11/30/2009-12/5/2009 10:00am-9:00pm

Holiday Hours
12/6/2009 11:00am-7:00pm

Holiday Hours
12/7/2009-12/11/2009 10:00am-9:00pm

Holiday Hours
12/12/2009 9:00am-10:00pm

Holiday Hours
12/13/2009 11:00am-8:00pm

Holiday Hours
12/14/2009-12/19/2009 9:00am-10:00pm

Holiday Hours
12/20/2009 9:00am-9:00pm

Holiday Hours
12/21/2009-12/23/2009 9:00am-10:00pm

Christmas Eve
12/24/2009 9:00am-6:00pm

REGULAR MALL HOURS

Mon to Sat: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Sun: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Store hours may differ from Mall Hours.

Springfield Mall

Print out for Springfield Mall Holiday Hours

Check out the Holiday hours some days open at 8AM or even 7AM!  Some days close at 12AM!

Regular Shopping Hours
Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Department stores and holiday hours may vary.

Tysons Corner Center

Print out for Tysons Mall Holiday Hours

Check out the Holiday hours some days open at 8AM and close at 11PM!

Regular Mall Hours

Mon-Sat: 10am-9:30pm

Sun: 11am-7pm

Restaurant & Department Store Hours May Vary

Tysons Galleria

Print out for Tysons Galleria Holiday Hours

Regular Mall Hours

Monday-Saturday:
10:00am-9:00pm
Sunday:
12:00pm-6:00pm