The Mall of America is continuing its tradition of closing on Thanksgiving Day, but is gearing up for a busy Black Friday in Bloomington.
The megamall will open its doors for the biggest shopping day of the year at 5 a.m. Friday, and is planning plenty of festivities to keep shoppers happy.
It will start straight away with a giveaway for the shoppers who brave the cold to wait in line outside the mall.
The first 200 people in line at the mall's north doors will be given a Mall of America gift card that will range in value between $10 and $500.
That will signal the start of a weekend full of giveaways, with the MOA giving out 8,000 scratch offs at random to visitors at the North Entrance in the mornings.
The scratch offs will contain prizes that include electronics, gift cards, attraction tickets and more.
The MOA is also offering giveaways including Nickelodeon Universe wristbands, and tickets to Sea Life and the Crayola Experience for those who present $250-worth of receipts from spending in the MOA.
Other events this Black Friday weekend include.
– Meet and greet with 4th Ave., from the ABC show "Boy Band." (1 p.m. Black Friday at the Rotunda).
– Live screenings of Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, including its new one, "Christmas Everlasting." (9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday at the Rotunda).
– YouTube music star Brooklyn Queen performance and meet and greet. (1 p.m. Saturday at the Rotunda).
– Nightly holiday light shows on the south side of Nickelodeon Universe (next to the Lego) between now and Dec. 30.