Black Friday – Local Style

Black Friday is not for everyone. Not everyone is cut out to  stand in line at 3am to get trampled for cheap electronics and discount towels. Not us! So this year we have complied a list of activities you may actually enjoy doing this Friday. Why not avoid the stress? Grab the kids or text your friends and try one of our Black Friday Alternatives.

Want to spend time with the family…

Check out some of these local Christmas Tree Lots and spend Black Friday, picking out a tree to decorate with the family.

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Our family favorite that is our go to every year is Harper’s Nursery. We’ve been picking out our annual tree from them for years.

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Some other local options buying a real Christmas tree include:

Mas-Roth Farms

Tim Mitchell’s Christmas Trees

Not ready for a tree? Try one of these family friendly events that offer holiday lights and family crafts and decorating projects.

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Looking to hang out with friends…

Here are a few events around town, take your buddies and enjoy a glass of wine or maybe some hot cocoa.

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Also, support Arizona’s Local Advocacy Organization – Local First Arizona.

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Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona – we love and support our local community! Shop Local This Holiday Season! xoxo – All of us at Lab5

Untraditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Break the Thanksgiving traditions this year and still have an amazing dinner. There are some great local restaurant in the Phoenix area that will make your dinner stand out.

This year try ordering something special for dessert like a yummy sweet potato and marshmallow fluff ice cream pie from Sweet Republic.

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Not interested in putting all the work into cooking and baking? You can order a bird with all the dressings at La Grande Orange Grocery, they also offer gluten free and vegetarian sides.

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Maybe you just want to skip the work all together. Do it! We say just stop by one of the four Chompie’s and enjoy a full Thanksgiving meal for lunch or dinner, they will be open from 6:00 am- 3:00 pm on Thanksgiving day.

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Laboratory5 Inc is a local business based out of Tempe, Arizona – we love and support our local community! Shop Local This Holiday Season! xoxo – All of us at Lab5