Black Friday Shopping Times for Stores In Valdosta

Valdosta has some of the best shopping for miles around. Come shop in the heart of South Georgia and get some great deals for Christmas!

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Black Friday (and Thursday) Shopping Times:

• Sears, located in the mall: closed Thursday and open 5 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday.

• Belk, located in the mall: 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday and 6 a.m.-10 p.m Friday.

• JCPenney, located in the mall: 3 p.m.- midnight Thursday and 12:01 a.m.- 10 p.m. Friday.

• Kohl’s, 1511 Baytree Road: 6 p.m.- midnight Thursday and 12:01 a.m.-midnight Friday.

• Michael’s, 1200 N. St. Augustine Road, Suite C: 6 p.m.- midnight Thursday and 7 a.m.- 10 p.m. Friday.

• Hobby Lobby, 1000 N. St. Augustine Road: closed Thursday and open 6 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

• Shoe Carnival, 1705 Norman Drive, Suite B: 6 p.m.- midnight Thursday and 6 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. Friday.

• Toys “R” Us, 1200 N. St. Augustine Road, Suite B: 5 p.m.-midnight Thursday and 12:01 a.m- 11 p.m. Friday.

• Rack Room, 1200 N. St. Augustine Road, Suite E: 5-11 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m- 10 p.m. Friday.

• Lowe’s, 1106 N. St. Augustine Road: closed Thursday and open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday.

• Home Depot, 825 Norman Drive: closed Thursday and open 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday.

• Dollar General: 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday and 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. Friday.

• Rite Aid, 3200 N. Oak St. Ext.: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday.

• CVS, 2205 N. Ashley St.: open 24/7 Thursday and Friday.

• Academy Sports + Outdoors, 455 Norman Drive: closed Thursday and open 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday.

• Gander Mountain, 278 Norman Drive: 8 a.m.-midnight Thursday and 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday.

• Walmart will be open 24/7, but its Black Friday Deals will begin 6 p.m. Thursday.

• Sam’s Club, 450 Norman Drive: closed Thursday and open  7 a.m. for plus members and 10 a.m. for regular members to 9 p.m. Friday.

• Family Dollar: 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday.

• Save A Lot, 808 Madison Highway: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday.

• Big Lots, 3103 N. Ashley St.: 7 a.m.-midnight Thursday and 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday.

• Fred’s, 4401 Bemiss Road: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday.

• Walgreen’s: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

• Office Max,1530 Baytree Road: closed Thursday and open 6 a.m.-9 p.m Friday.

• Ulta, located in the mall: 6 p.m.-2 a.m. Thursday and 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday.

• Tractor Supply, 1000 N. St. Augustine Road: closed Thursday and open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday.

• Target, 1815 Norman Drive: 6 p.m.-midnight Thursday and 12:01 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday.

• Bed Bath and Beyond, located in the mall: closed Thursday and open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday.

• Best Buy, 1705 Norman Drive: 5 p.m.-midnight Thursday and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday.

• Badcock Home Furniture and More, 3406 North Valdosta Road: closed Thursday and open 9 a.m.-7p.m. Friday.

• Books-A-Million, 1705 Norman Drive: 4 p.m.-midnight Thursday and 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday.

• PetSmart, located in the mall: closed Thursday and open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday.

• Winn-Dixie: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m.-10 p.m Friday.

• Publix: closed Thursday and open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday.

• Harbor Freight, 3111 N. Oak St. Ext.: closed Thursday and open 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday.

• T.J. Maxx,1200 N. St. Augustine Road, Suite A: closed Thursday and open 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday.

• Ross, located in the mall: 6 p.m.- midnight Thursday and 7 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday.

• Old Navy, located in the mall: 4 p.m.-midnight Thursday and 12:01-10 p.m. Friday.

• GameStop, located in the mall: closed Thursday and open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday.

• GameStop, 3268 Inner Perimeter Road, Suite D-1: closed Thursday and open 5 a.m-9 p.m. Friday.

 

*Source: Please visit Valdosta Daily Times

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Mark Your Calendar! | Christmas Events Around Valdosta

It might be a little early to be thinking about Christmas but it’s right around the corner! You will want to get your calendar marked in advance for some of these events around Valdosta! Fun for the whole family!

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Dec. 2nd

City Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
City Hall, 216 E. Central Ave.
5:30 pm
Mayor John Gayle, city leadership and staff invite you to attend the traditional lighting of the City Christmas Tree to officially kick off the holiday season in Valdosta. Join Santa for light refreshments following the event.

 

Dec. 3rd

Children’s Cookie Decorating
Birdie’s Market, 206 N. Patterson St.
10 am – 12 pm
Birdie’s Market is helping you get some of the much needed (maybe last-minute) holiday shopping out of the way. Hey, we’re not judging. ? Come pawn your kiddos on us and let us help them decorate our delicious, homemade sugar cookies with their favorite holiday friendly designs! We’ll have stencils for Christmas trees, snowmen, ornaments, elf hats, Kwanzaa candles, dreidals, menorahs and more! Each child leaves with 1/2 dozen cookies of their very own frosted creation and you leave with the peace of mind having gotten ahead on your holiday shopping at Birdie’s Market. $20 per child, 5 years and older. For more information: birdiesmarketandcatering.com or 229-333-9636.

Snowfest/Christmas Parade, Saturday,
Downtown Adel,
1:00 pm

Christmas Paint Party
Artists on Ashley, 203 N. Ashley St.
1 pm
For more information call Artists on Ashley at 229-560-8800.

Frozen
Cinema, 133 N. Patterson St.
3 & 7 pm
When the newly crowned Queen Elsa accidentally uses her power to turn things into ice to curse her home in infinite winter, her sister, Anna, teams up with a mountain man, his playful reindeer, and a snowman to change the weather condition. Admission: $8. For more information check out Cinema’s Facebook page.

Christmas Parade
Downtown Valdosta, Patterson St.
5 pm
One of Valdosta’s most popular holiday traditions – will begin at 5 p.m., at Woodrow Wilson Drive, proceed down N. Patterson Street, and end at the Department of Health Building. Creative holiday floats will be judged on overall appearance, special effects, creativity, workmanship and use of the theme. For more information call Valdosta Main Street at 229-259-3577.

Each year, Thomasville, Ga., transforms into a Victorian winter wonderland during the annual Victorian Christmas Festival. It’s worth riding over to see the wonderland with the kids. For more information. The 2016 festival is set for Thursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9. Each day, the festival will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

 

Dec. 9th

Sam Pacetti Holiday Guitar Concert
Turner Center for the Arts
Friday, December 9, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)
For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sam-pacetti-holiday-guitar-concert-tickets-29259787813?aff=es2

 

Dec. 10th

WILD ADVENTURES CHRISTMAS
Dec. 10th- Jan.1st

YOUR theme park is decked out in its Christmas best with yuletide fun for every member in your family!  Experience the joys of the season together with activities like visits with Safari Santa and Mrs. Claus, enjoying s’mores by the fire, live shows like The Miracle of Christmas and Tinker the Talking Christmas Tree, a ride on the Candy Cane Express and more!  PLUS, the dinosaurs are having a merry time of their own – discover a Dino Christmas while our giant friends are still here, only in 2016!

 

Nightmare Before Christmas
Cinema, 133 N. Patterson
7 & 9 pm
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn’t quite understand the concept. Admission: $8. For more information check out Cinema’s Facebook page.

Breakfast with Santa
121 N. Patterson
9 am
Jessie’s Restaurant and Catering’s elves will be busy preparing a buffet feast for your family and the jolly man himself! For registration information call Jessie’s Restaurant and Catering at 229-247-4670.

Children’s Cookie Decorating
Birdie’s Market, 206 N. Patterson St.
10 am – 12 pm
Birdie’s Market is helping you get some of the much needed (maybe last-minute) holiday shopping out of the way. Hey, we’re not judging. ? Come pawn your kiddos on us and let us help them decorate our delicious, homemade sugar cookies with their favorite holiday friendly designs! We’ll have stencils for Christmas trees, snowmen, ornaments, elf hats, Kwanzaa candles, dreidals, menorahs and more! Each child leaves with 1/2 dozen cookies of their very own frosted creation and you leave with the peace of mind having gotten ahead on your holiday shopping at Birdie’s Market. $20 per child, 5 years and older. For more information: birdiesmarketandcatering.com or 229-333-9636.

Lake Park Chamber Christmas Parade

Saturday, December 10, 2016, 2:00 pm

Lake Park Chamber Christmas Parade, 2 p.m. Line up at 1 p.m. Dec. 10. Parade route will be West on Hwy. 376 (Lakes Blvd.)

 

Pictures with Santa
The Urban Garden, 102 N. Ashley St.
11 am – 1 pm
Have your picture made with Santa under the beautiful Christmas trees at The Urban Garden! For more information call The Urban Garden at 229-560-8922.

A Muppet Christmas Carol
Cinema, 133 N. Patterson
5 & 7 pm
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve. Admission: $8. For more information check out Cinema’s Facebook page.

 

Dec. 16th

It’s a Wonderful Life
Cinema, 133 N. Patterson
5 & 7 pm
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. Admission: $8. For more information check out Cinema’s Facebook page.

 

Dec. 17th

Children’s Cookie Decorating
Birdie’s Market, 206 N. Patterson St.
10 am – 12 pm
Birdie’s Market is helping you get some of the much needed (maybe last-minute) holiday shopping out of the way. Hey, we’re not judging. ? Come pawn your kiddos on us and let us help them decorate our delicious, homemade sugar cookies with their favorite holiday friendly designs! We’ll have stencils for Christmas trees, snowmen, ornaments, elf hats, Kwanzaa candles, dreidals, menorahs and more! Each child leaves with 1/2 dozen cookies of their very own frosted creation and you leave with the peace of mind having gotten ahead on your holiday shopping at Birdie’s Market. $20 per child, 5 years and older. For more information: birdiesmarketandcatering.com or 229-333-9636.

Home Alone
Cinema, 133 N. Patterson
7 & 9 pm
An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. Admission: $8. For more information check out Cinema’s Facebook page.

Dec. 23rd 

Prix Fixe Dinner
Book & Table, 120 N. Patterson St.
Enjoy dinner on the terrace overlooking the Christmas lights on Patterson Street. For reservations call Book & table at 229-506-3579.

Yoga by Candlelight with Yoga Central
Art & Soul, 115 W. Central Ave.
6 pm
Join Yoga Central, located in Art and Soul. For a holiday practice by candlelight. Renew your energy and melt the stress away and rediscover your holiday cheer. For more information call Yoga Central at 229-205-5819.

A Christmas Story
Cinema, 133 N. Patterson
7 pm
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. Admission: $8. For more information check out Cinema’s Facebook page.

 

*Sources from Valdosta Main Street, Wild Adventures, Valdosta Daily Times and Explore Georgia. 

TBT | A Brief History of Moody Air Force Base

Today, we decided to take a brief look at our very own Moody Air Force Base!

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Located ten miles northeast of Valdosta, Moody Air Force Base is the home of the 23d Wing, which provides worldwide close air support, force protection, and combat search-and-rescue operations in support of U.S. national security as well as humanitarian interests. The base supports the training and deployment of combat-ready fixed-wing and rotary rescue aircraft, the A-10, HC-130, and HH-60. In addition, the base supports the 347th Rescue Group. More than 4,600 military and civilian personnel are assigned to Moody. The base occupies nearly 12,000 acres and generated about $323 million for the local economy in 2003.

The base was created on May 14, 1941, when the War Department of the U.S. Government was granted exclusive use of the land northeast of Valdosta, known as the Lakeland Flatwoods Project, by the United States Department of Agriculture. The Valdosta Airfield, as it was originally named, opened in September 1941, and was renamed Moody Army Airfield that December in honor of Major George Putnam Moody.  Moody passed away in an aircraft testing accident in Wichita, Kansas on the May 5, 1941. At the time of the crash, Major Moody was working with the Beech Aircraft Company on the inspection board for AT-10 transitional trainers, which, incidentally, were later sent to Moody Air Force Base.

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Major George Putnam Moody.

 

Some familiar faces have been stationed at Moody…

“In the fall of 1968, I reported to Moody Air Force Base in Georgia for pilot training,” President George W. Bush wrote in his book, “Decision Points.” “We started with about 100 trainees and graduated with about 50. The washouts were early and frequent. …

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Bush 43

 

 

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Bush 43 and 41

 

Thanks for visiting! Hope you learned about our very own Moody Air Force Base!