For many people, Veterans Day means two things: honoring our military Veterans and taking advantage of great shopping opportunities. In fact, Veterans Day is slowly becoming a precursor to Black Friday as many shoppers look for ways to get an even quicker jump on their holiday shopping. To that end, if you are looking for ways to celebrate our nation’s heroes while also taking advantage of great shopping deals, Boston has both to offer.
Old Sturbridge Village Veterans Day Celebration
While you are likely to find many local celebrations taking place at a nearby VFW or other establishment, you might also want to check out the Veteran’s Day celebration taking place at Old Sturbridge Village. Taking place on Veterans Day from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm, the celebration will offer special activities commemorating the country’s military history. Planned events include a demonstration of how lead musket balls were case taking place in the Small House as well as a demonstration of how American military uniforms and weapons have changed over the past 300 years. As part of these demonstrations, you will have the opportunity to see how certain weapons work
The Old Sturbridge Village Veterans Day celebration will also provide visitors with the opportunity to meet the U.S.S. Constitution’s surgeon from the War of 1812, while children will be able to drill with toy muskets under the leadership of the Captain of the Village militia.
Old Sturbridge Village is located at 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Tickets to the event are $24 per adult, $22 for seniors ages 55 and over and $10 for youth between the ages of 3 and 17. All active, veteran and retired members of the military and their families receive free admission on Veterans Day, with a limit of up to 6 people. For more information, call 800-733-1830.
Exploring Veterans Day Deals in Boston
Many retail establishments offer great deals on and round Veterans Day, but the deals at Kittery Outlets are among the best the area has to offer. With sales starting on November 7th and lasting through until November 15th, you have plenty of time to take advantage of great deals while still taking time out to honor our nation’s military Veterans. During this special shopping extravaganza, the stores will offer additional discounts as they kick off the holiday shopping season. You will also have the opportunity to receive a free Kittery Outlets Tote bag if you are one of the first 50 people to stop at the Welcome Centers on any Saturday or Sunday morning during the event. In addition to receiving a tote, you will also receive additional coupons for the holiday event.
Kittery Outlets is located at 306 US Route 1 in Kittery, Maine, which means you will have to drive about an hour outside of Boston in order to enjoy these great deals. The drive will be well-worth it, however, if you are interested in saving big on brand name shopping opportunities. Kittery Outlets is open every day of the year except Christmas and Easter. Regular store hours are 9:00 am until 9:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 10:00 am until 6:00 pm on Sundays.