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This Year Swap Black Friday for Block Friday

See the Lobster Trap Christmas tree

So Rhode Island Magazine ·

You might get great deals on Black Friday, but all of that that waiting-in-line-at-4am noise isn’t good for anyone. This year, skip the big box stores and head to Block Island instead. From November 25-27, the island hosts their annual Holiday Shopping Stroll Weekend. Merchants hold sales, and there are festive decorations all over the island – including their iconic lobster pot Christmas tree. The more you shop at the island’s boutiques, the more chances you have to win a raffle drawn on Sunday afternoon. If you’re feeling like you could use a little more exercise than just shopping, head to Fred Benson Town Beach for the island’s annual Turkey Trot 5k. Register that day or at You’ve now got a justification for having that third piece of pie.

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