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7 Black Friday alternatives to shopping in Los Angeles

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Wind up lined up for hours down the halls of the all malls, of follow our suggestions for alternative Black Friday activities.

For those about to shop, we salute you. For those about to nap, here are a few alternatives to fill the hours of festive, digestive distress known as Black Friday. No deals, or steals, or sales, or limited time onlys, or while supplies last. Just good old-fashioned avoidance. 

1. Set up for the next holiday

  • Don't waste a perfectly good future day when you have this one to prepare. Pull decorations out of closets, start writing up cards and finding addresses, decide on menus and make a list of recipes. Fashion Island started preparing the day after Halloween (overachievers), but you'll still be ahead of the game. Then, relax and enjoy all future weekends as the seasonal madness ramps up all around. Don't worry, the new-found sense of calm superiority will keep you plenty warm.

2. Marathon television