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11/22/2011, 6:09 p.m.
The holidays are upon us and Fairlane Town Center is the place to be on Black Friday, Nov. 26. From ...

The holidays are upon us and Fairlane Town Center is the place to be on Black Friday, Nov. 26. From shopping for great deals on this year’s hottest gifts to a community breakfast to an elaborate interactive Ice Palace to photos with Santa, Fairlane Town Center has everything to make your holiday season joyous and memorable.

On Black Friday, shoppers are invited to enjoy a holiday breakfast from 6 to 9 a.m. at the Lifestyle Café. The hot breakfast will be available to the first 1,000 Fairlane Town Center customers, compliments of the shopping center. Now in its third year, the holiday community breakfast is the perfect stop for shoppers looking to rest and re-energize in between holiday purchases.

“We are thankful for our customers and support from the community year-round. Hosting the holiday community breakfast is our way of saying thank you,” said Catherine O’Malley, Fairlane Town Center general manager. “It is a pleasure to see our customers at the center looking for great deals or just an inviting setting to spend time with family and friends.”

Shoppers eager to learn of doorbusters and deals throughout the Thanksgiving weekend can get information from Santa’s elves at all mall entrances from 6 a.m. until noon on Black Friday. Additional shopping support, including gift ideas, is available at the information desk.

Morning mall walkers are welcome to participate in the seventh annual Turkey Strut, a fun-filled event to keep fit for the holidays. From 7 to 9 a.m., Bally’s Total Fitness personal trainers will lead the workout and help with stretches, exercises and dancing along the way. The first 100 mall walkers will enjoy a hot breakfast after the workout.

Fairlane Town Center opens at 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 26, with JCPenney, Macy’s and Sears opening at 4 a.m.

Great Gifts for All Ages

Shopping for loved ones is easy at Fairlane Town Center. With more than 160 stores, shops and specialty services, customers can choose from a wide array of gifts while staying on a budget.

Youth will enjoy playing with the HexBug from Radio Shack for $9.99. Passionate readers will enjoy having “The Night Before Christmas” “read” to them by a loved one when they turn the pages of this recordable book from Hallmark for $24.95. Another great story from Hallmark is “Jingle All the Way” for $24.95. “Jingle the Pup” will enchant young readers by barking or making other sounds in response to highlighted phrases in the book being read aloud.

For those on the go, a Hoodie Buddy from JCPenney for $50 makes listening to music a breeze with built-in headphones that plug into an MP3 player you can find at Radio Shack for $49.99. Music lovers who find their song list is constantly growing will love that they can add more memory to this MP3 player to stay current with the hottest hits. Facebook isn’t the only place to share photographs. A digital keychain from Radio Shack for $19.99 will keep your favorite photos handy.