Macy's Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201854387/composite M -1.15% announced its holiday promotion plans on Monday, with the department store retailer launching discounts on Nov. 3 with merchandise prices starting as low as $3. Black Friday promotions will run from Nov. 23 through Nov. 27 both digitally and in stores. Black Friday, the shopping event that takes place the day after Thanksgiving, is on Nov. 26. Macy's will be closed on Thanksgiving day, joining other retailers like Walmart Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207374728/composite WMT -1.41% . Macy's has announced that it's bringing back Santa Claus this year for in-person visits, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be live once again. Macy's stores will reopen at 6a.m. on Black Friday. Macy's stock has skyrocketed 142.5% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.16% has gained 21.2% for the period.