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Black FridAY Celebration + Gift Drive

Fri, Nov 24  |  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The best gifts are the ones you give.

This Black Friday, do some shopping, have some fun with friends or family and gift back to the local community!

Head to Arsenal Yards this Black Friday, November 24th and enjoy festive activities, treats, crafts & more.
We are also encouraging unwrapped gift donations to support two local organizations this holiday season.
BONUS: The first 100 people to donate will get an Arsenal Yards Swag Bag!

When: Friday, November 24th
Time: 11am - 4pm
Where: River Green (look for the giant 30ft tree!)

Activity Details:

Head to the River Green for a variety of festive activities all day long!
Schedule includes:
11am - 2pm:
Complimentary Balloon Animals
Free Hot Chocolate & Coffee by Roche Bros

12pm - 3pm:
Free Caricatures
Make-Your-Own Ornament for kids of all ages*

1pm - 4pm:
Complimentary Tarot Card readings (what will the holiday season bring for you!)

Plus, on-going activities from 11am - 4pm:
-Have you been good this year? Take a moment to write a letter to Santa and drop it off in our mailbox.
-Need a book to read to get in the holiday spirit? Our little library will be PACKED with ones to choose from. In exchange, leave a book you are ready to pass along to someone else.
-Enjoy some holiday tunes with a live DJ
-Find the Elf on the Shelf in the River Green for your chance to win a little $100 holiday shopping spree of your choice! (valid for $100 gift card of your choice)
-Cozy up next to the fire pits to take a break from all the holiday shopping

*while supplies last

Gift Drive Details:

Help us gather gifts for our community's kids by dropping off an unwrapped gift in the River Green.
All donations will go towards children and families at the Watertown Boys & Girls Club and to the Whooley Foundation Gift Drive.
We appreciate any donation you are able to make to support our community.

Top Requested Gifts for the WB&GC: Art Supplies, Barbie, Basketball, Bracelet Making Set, Candyland Board game, Checkers/Chess Set, DNA ball, Engineering: Bridges & Skyscrapers, Fidgets, Football, Fuzzy Socks, Instant Camera for Kids, Jenga, Jump Wars, Kinetic Sand, Legos, LOL Surprise (Doll), Monopoly Board game, Nerf Gun, NFL Kicking Tee, Paint Kit, Pokemon Cards/Toy, Pop Its, PS5/Nintendo Switch Game, Remote Control Car/Truck, Roblox Gift Card/Action Figures, Science Kit, Simple Dimple Fidget, Slime, Soccer Ball, Sorry board game, Squishmallows, Stray Kids Album, Stressballs, Target Gift Card, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures, Toy Cars/Trucks, Transformer, Kids range in age from 6 - 18. For more information on the Watertown Boys & Girls Club, please visit:

About the Whooley Foundation: This program gives gifts to less fortunate children in Watertown in honor of the former Watertown Police Office Sonny Whooley. For more information on the Whooley Foundation, click here.

Shopping Deals!

Buttermilk & Bourbon
Buy $100 in gift cards, receive a free signed cookbook by Chef Jason Santos. Choose from the Buttermilk & Bourbon cookbook, or his newest, Simple Fancy.

City Works
Do some Black Friday shopping and then stop by City Works to have a fun lunch and enjoy the tapping of this year's Bourbon County Stout! Make your reservation, here.

Condesa Restaurant & Tequila Bar
$10 Bonus card for every $50 gift card purchase and a free wine glass (while supplies last) for every $100 Gift Card purchase.

European Wax
Buy More Save More: Buy 2 products, get $5 off, buy 3 products, get $10 off, buy 4 products, get $15 0ff.

And buy 9, get 3 free and keep it glowing!
For a limited time on select services, save 25% with a WaxPass.

FOUND Holiday Pop Up Shop
$20 sweaters, jeans & tee shirts. Plus, mix and match 3 for $50!

Frank Pepe
Buy one small specialty pizza and get one small specialty until 4pm.
DINE IN ONLY. See restaurant for details.

Time to save: Buy 1, get 50% off.
For a limited time only, see store for details.

Enjoy a Tip Top Canned Cocktails Tasting from 5-7pm.
21+ only.

James Joseph Salon
30% off retail items.
Exclusions may apply, see store for details.

Majestic 7
Catch a movie all day long!
Now Playing: Wish, Trolls Band Together, Next Goal Wins, Napoleon, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, and more!

Nike Unite
Shop can't-miss Black Friday deals in store!

Old Navy
50% off deals* AND $5 PJ Pants for the Fam! In-store exclusive, valid until 12pm while supplies last. Limit 5 per customer.
*select styles only all day. See store for details.

Pure Barre
20% off of all 3 months of an Unlimited Membership- requires a 3 month commitment
Buy a 10 class pack and get 4 credits free!

Get your first class FREE and save 20% off your first month of membership with a 3 month commitment!

Skin Laundry
Try your 1st laser facial for only $75!
Book your appointment, here. 

Check out the new client special: 2 week unlimited for $99!

Ten One Tea House
Buy one, get one 50% OR enjoy a free dessert with a Cinnamon milk tea.
11/24-11/26 only.

Too Tempted
Spend more, save more! 15% off $100 or less, 20% off purchases of $100 - $199, 25% off $200+!
And an all seasons sale! Items from every season at $15, $25 and $35!

Ulta Beauty
Holiday beauty deals are here - up to 50% off Black Friday deals!

BONUS: Want to beat the rush? Shop these Holiday Hours!

12:00 - 6:00pm

FOUND Holiday Pop Up Shop
11:00am - 7:00pm

11:00am - 7:00pm

10:00am - 7:00pm

7:00am - 10:00pm

7:00am - 9:00pm

Old Navy
7:00am - 10:00pm

Too Tempted
10:00am - 7:00pm

Ulta Beauty
6:00am - 10:00pm

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Parking & directions

Arsenal Yards is approximately a 10-minute drive from Harvard Square and approximately a 15-minute drive from Copley Square. Other areas will find it easily accessible from the Mass Pike or Fresh Pond Parkway, among many routes available to Watertown’s East End. Once on site, ample free parking is available. Traveling via public transportation? MBTA bus route 70 stops right on site and can be picked up at the Central Square Red Line T stop.