Black Friday Shopping Has Never Been This Fun! The deals are just the beginning.

The Outlet Shops of Grand River will open at 6:00 a.m. on Black Friday, November 25, with extended hours until 9:00 p.m. The stores are stocked and ready for customers to find that perfect gift.  Great sales and doorbusters are planned all weekend.

The Shops famed SWAG Bag Giveaway will provide even more excitement, fun and incredible prizes to the first 500 customers in line at 6:00 a.m. on Black Friday. The first 500 customers will receive a numbered ticket that can be turned in for a Swag Bag.

This year the total value is over $15,000 in gift cards and prizes.  Every Swag Bag has a gift card or prize, ranging in value from $10 to $1200.  These bags are stuffed with prizes including handbags and a men’s watch from Michael Kors, a canoe, bikes and coolers from Mountain High Outfitters, a diamond necklace and men’s watches from Kay Jewelers, a men’s weekender bag and backpack from Coach, handbags from Kate Spade, gift cards from J. Crew and Johnston & Murphy, Costa Sunglasses from Select Shades and many more.  This is just the beginning.  There are many more prizes such as pottery from Artists Incorporated, bamboo rugs from The Rug Bug Design, blankets from Maurices, several types of fragrances and a selection of items from Bath & Body Works to name a few.  Each swag bag will also have additional coupons and special offers for your Black Friday weekend shopping.

The Shops is definitely your preferred Black Friday shopping destination.

Save even more off our outlet prices all weekend at Nike, Michael Kors, J. Crew, Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren and more!  Find everything you are looking for with the brands you love.  You can find unique gifts at University Pickers and our Local Collection stores.  Stroll through our outdoor experience and take a family photo by our 30-foot Christmas Tree.  When your shopping is complete, take a break in The Backyard and enjoy Neighbors Brew & Pies and Saw’s BBQ.  Play some pool, enjoy yard games, listen to live music, and even take your pup to the dog park!  There is so much to enjoy all in one place.

The Outlet Shops of Grand River is Alabama’s favorite shopping destination where customers can come to shop at more than 70 stores and then stay to play.  The Shops offer a wide variety of dining options as well as several entertainment venues including The Grand River Drive-In, The Backyard hangout with yard games, a dog park and eateries which include Neighbors Brew & Pies, Saw’s BBQ and now the addition of the Grand River Entertainment District.   The center is located in historic Leeds, AL off I-20 at Exit 140, 6200 Grand River Boulevard East.  For more information about The Shops, please visit


The Backyard offers a Black Friday Bonus Gift Card Sale with gift cards valid at Grand River Drive-In as well as The Backyard: Buy $50 - get $5 in bonus gift cards, buy $100 - get $10 in bonus gift cards and buy $500 - Get $125 in bonus gift cards.

Special Restaurant Hours for The Backyard Black Friday Week:

Date:                  Monday-Wednesday, November 21-23
Times:                10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Date:                  Black Friday, November 25
Times:                1:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. with plans to offer a special Black Friday Breakfast

Date:                  Saturday-Sunday, November 26-27
Times:                10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Special Drive-In Schedule for Black Friday Week:  November 21-23, 25-26.