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How to Survive Black Friday in LA, From the Bev Center to Santee Alley and Beyond

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'Tis the year that retailers have finally realized that people don't mind gathering 'round the turkey and feasting with their loved ones while sneakily shopping all of the pre-Black Friday sales online on their phones from beneath the table (aka Thanksgiving). For those who prefer to brave the mall madness this Grey Thursday and Black Friday, we've once again put together a game plan for you brave souls.

From the Beverly Center's sponsored parking to random acts of kindness at Third Street Promenade, check out our survival guide to LA and OC shopping centers below. Note that Nordstrom, H&M, Uniqlo, and REI have opted to keep their doors closed on Thursday, while Macy's and Target are opening at 6pm that day.

We'll be updating this list as more details roll in, so check back often. Looking for Black Friday bargains? Stay tuned—we'll have all of that soon.

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Beverly Center

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On Thursday, Macy's, Godiva, Express, Michael Kors, and Forever 21 will be open starting at 6pm (Michael Kors will close at 1am and reopen 8am Friday); note that H&M and Uniqlo will be closed. On Friday, self-parking will be free all day (you can thank BMW for that), and mall hours will be from 8am to 10pm; early openings include Bed, Bath & Beyond at 6am (closes at 9pm), H&M at 6am, and Bloomingdale's at 7am. [Photo]

Del Amo Fashion Center

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The majorly-renovated mall's Thursday hours are 6pm to 1am; Friday hours are from 6am to 10pm. [Photo]

The Americana at Brand

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Select stores will be open Thursday; Friday hours are from 8am to 10pm. See a list of retailer deals here. [Photo]

The Grove

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The outdoor shopping center is closed Thursday and open Friday from 8am to 10pm.

Santa Monica Place

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The mall will be closed Thursday and open Friday from 8am to 9pm. [Photo]

Westfield Topanga and The Village

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Westfield Topanga and its newly-opened outdoor lifestyle center The Village will be open Thursday from 7pm to midnight and Friday from 6am to 10pm.

Glendale Galleria

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On Thursday, JCPenney opens at 3pm; select stores open at 6pm (Macy's, Target, Dick's Sporting Goods, Uniqlo, BCBGeneration, Abercrombie and Fitch, and others). Friday hours are from midnight to 10pm; 12am openings include Chilli Beans, Francesca’s, Hollister, Solstice Sunglass, SuperDry; 6am openings include Armani Jeans, Aveda, Cotton On, Lorna Jane, Lucky Brand, Vince Camuto, and more; Bloomingdale's opens at 7am; and Apple and Teagle Optometry open at 8am. Valet parking is available in front of Bloomingdale's and on the second level of the department store's parking garage; parking attendants will also be on hand guiding guests through traffic. See a list of retailer deals here. [Photo]

Santee Alley

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Santee Alley will hold its regular hours, typically from 9:30am to 6pm. Note that all stores are independently operated and some may be open on Thanksgiving; not all boutiques will be guaranteed open on Thursday. [Photo]

Westfield Century City

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The mall will be closed Thursday and open Friday from 7am to 10pm. In addition, shoppers will enjoy free valet parking with purchases of $500 and up; free hot chocolate, coffee, and sweet treats throughout the day; random gifts from Santa; and more. Plus, Westfield will pick up the tab for randomly selected shoppers. [Photo]

Citadel Outlets

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The Commerce outlets will be open from Thursday 8am through Friday 11pm. In addition to enjoying the center's new 1,000-space parking garage, shoppers can also score free photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Friday from 12 to 8pm). [Photo]

Desert Hills Premium Outlets

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The designer outlet center opens Thursday at 10am and doors will remain open until Friday 10pm.

Outlets at San  Clemente

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The recently-opened outlet center will be open from Thursday 8pm to Friday 10pm. [Photo]

The Shops at Montebello

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Thursday hours are from 6pm to 1am and Friday hours are form 6am to 10pm. [Photo]

South Coast Plaza

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The luxury shopping center will be closed on Thursday and open Friday from 8am to 10pm. [Photo]

Third Street Promenade

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Hours on Thursday and Friday vary by retailer; on Friday starting at 1pm, shoppers can expect random acts of kindness from Santa, who'll be paying for randomly selected guests's purchases (up to $100). [Photo]

Westfield Culver City

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The mall is closed Thursday and open Friday from 6am to 10pm. [Photo]

Westfield Fashion Square

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The mall is closed Thursday and open Friday from 6am to 10pm. [Photo]

Beverly Center

On Thursday, Macy's, Godiva, Express, Michael Kors, and Forever 21 will be open starting at 6pm (Michael Kors will close at 1am and reopen 8am Friday); note that H&M and Uniqlo will be closed. On Friday, self-parking will be free all day (you can thank BMW for that), and mall hours will be from 8am to 10pm; early openings include Bed, Bath & Beyond at 6am (closes at 9pm), H&M at 6am, and Bloomingdale's at 7am. [Photo]

Del Amo Fashion Center

The majorly-renovated mall's Thursday hours are 6pm to 1am; Friday hours are from 6am to 10pm. [Photo]

The Americana at Brand

Select stores will be open Thursday; Friday hours are from 8am to 10pm. See a list of retailer deals here. [Photo]

The Grove

The outdoor shopping center is closed Thursday and open Friday from 8am to 10pm.

Santa Monica Place

The mall will be closed Thursday and open Friday from 8am to 9pm. [Photo]

Westfield Topanga and The Village

Westfield Topanga and its newly-opened outdoor lifestyle center The Village will be open Thursday from 7pm to midnight and Friday from 6am to 10pm.

Glendale Galleria

On Thursday, JCPenney opens at 3pm; select stores open at 6pm (Macy's, Target, Dick's Sporting Goods, Uniqlo, BCBGeneration, Abercrombie and Fitch, and others). Friday hours are from midnight to 10pm; 12am openings include Chilli Beans, Francesca’s, Hollister, Solstice Sunglass, SuperDry; 6am openings include Armani Jeans, Aveda, Cotton On, Lorna Jane, Lucky Brand, Vince Camuto, and more; Bloomingdale's opens at 7am; and Apple and Teagle Optometry open at 8am. Valet parking is available in front of Bloomingdale's and on the second level of the department store's parking garage; parking attendants will also be on hand guiding guests through traffic. See a list of retailer deals here. [Photo]

Santee Alley

Santee Alley will hold its regular hours, typically from 9:30am to 6pm. Note that all stores are independently operated and some may be open on Thanksgiving; not all boutiques will be guaranteed open on Thursday. [Photo]

Westfield Century City

The mall will be closed Thursday and open Friday from 7am to 10pm. In addition, shoppers will enjoy free valet parking with purchases of $500 and up; free hot chocolate, coffee, and sweet treats throughout the day; random gifts from Santa; and more. Plus, Westfield will pick up the tab for randomly selected shoppers. [Photo]

Citadel Outlets

The Commerce outlets will be open from Thursday 8am through Friday 11pm. In addition to enjoying the center's new 1,000-space parking garage, shoppers can also score free photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus (Friday from 12 to 8pm). [Photo]

Desert Hills Premium Outlets

The designer outlet center opens Thursday at 10am and doors will remain open until Friday 10pm.

Outlets at San  Clemente

The recently-opened outlet center will be open from Thursday 8pm to Friday 10pm. [Photo]

The Shops at Montebello

Thursday hours are from 6pm to 1am and Friday hours are form 6am to 10pm. [Photo]

South Coast Plaza

The luxury shopping center will be closed on Thursday and open Friday from 8am to 10pm. [Photo]

Third Street Promenade

Hours on Thursday and Friday vary by retailer; on Friday starting at 1pm, shoppers can expect random acts of kindness from Santa, who'll be paying for randomly selected guests's purchases (up to $100). [Photo]