Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The craft show of 60 local vendors is scheduled to continue until Nov. 27.
Tucked away in a residential neighborhood on Gerst Road, the Perry Hall Community Hall has been bustling with shoppers since Friday. The annual Christmas in Perry Hall Craft Show will continue every day (except Thanksgiving) until Nov. 27. There are 60 local vendors participating, carrying everything from etched glass to homemade blankets to Ravens gear. "Our prices are better than the mall, our items are unique and the people are friendlier," said fair manager Sheila Crocken. Crocken said she sent out about 5,000 mailers to community members to advertise this year's fair and the response has already been strong. "We had more than 75 cars outside on our opening day," she said. The Perry Hall Community Hall is located on Gerst Road, about …
The Christmas shopping season begins long before the turkey hits the table.
No need to wait until after Thanksgiving to get your child's photo with Santa. White Marsh Mall's Santastic Set, complete with a Naughty or Nice Meter, opened shop on Nov. 12. Likewise, Black Friday sales at the Nottingham Walmart will begin at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving, rather than beginning the following morning. Aside from grocery stores, do retailers even acknowledge the Thanksgiving holiday? Does this worry you, or are you happy to see the Christmas season extended as much as possible? Tell us in the comments and participate in our poll.
The manager of the White Marsh Boulevard store says conversion into a Walmart Supercenter will likely be completed in spring of 2012.
Don't expect construction on the Nottingham Walmart to be completed by Black Friday. The store's conversion into a Walmart Supercenter is expected to be finished between April and June of 2012, store manager Micaiah Wallace said. But as shoppers flood the store's parking lot along White Marsh Boulevard on Thanksgiving night, contractors and equipment won't be getting in the way of deals. Construction will be put on hold during the heaviest shopping hours, Wallace said. This year's Black Friday sale includes a 40-inch Emerson flatscreen television and an HP laptop, each for $248. The manager said he expects between 5,000 and 10,000 shoppers at his store on Nov. 25. Upon completion, the renovated store is expected to feature a produce …
Monday, November 14, 2011
It's the shopping season for crooks, too, so police offer advice.
You're not the only one looking forward to holiday sales. According to Baltimore County police, purse snatchers and street robbers target shoppers in the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's. Here are some tips released by police on Monday to keep some grinch from stealing your holiday: Have any tips to add? Tell us in the comments.