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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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1. Beverly Center

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8500 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 854-0070
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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]

2. Del Amo Fashion Center

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3525 Carson St
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 542-8525
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The majorly-renovated mall's Thursday hours are 6pm to 1am; Friday hours are from 6am to 10pm. [Photo]

3. The Americana at Brand

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889 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 637-8982
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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]

4. The Grove

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189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 900-8080
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The outdoor shopping center is closed Thursday and open Friday from 8am to 10pm.

5. Santa Monica Place

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395 Santa Monica Pl
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-8300
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The mall will be closed Thursday and open Friday from 8am to 9pm. [Photo]

6. Westfield Topanga and The Village

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6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91303
(818) 594-8732
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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.

7. Glendale Galleria

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100 W Broadway
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 246-6737
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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]

8. Santee Alley

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Santee St
Los Angeles, CA 90079
(310) 203-0101
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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]

9. Westfield Century City

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10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 277-3898
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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]

10. Citadel Outlets

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100 Citadel Dr
Commerce, CA 90040
(323) 888-1724
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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]

11. Desert Hills Premium Outlets

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48400 Seminole Dr
Cabazon, CA 92230
The designer outlet center opens Thursday at 10am and doors will remain open until Friday 10pm.

12. Outlets at San  Clemente

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101 West Avenue Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92672
The recently-opened outlet center will be open from Thursday 8pm to Friday 10pm. [Photo]

13. The Shops at Montebello

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2134 Montebello Town Ctr
Montebello, CA 90640
(323) 722-1776
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Thursday hours are from 6pm to 1am and Friday hours are form 6am to 10pm. [Photo]

14. South Coast Plaza

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3333 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 435-2000
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The luxury shopping center will be closed on Thursday and open Friday from 8am to 10pm. [Photo]

15. Third Street Promenade

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3rd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 393-8355
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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]

16. Westfield Culver City

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6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 390-5073
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The mall is closed Thursday and open Friday from 6am to 10pm. [Photo]

17. Westfield Fashion Square

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14006 Riverside Dr
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
(818) 783-0550
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The mall is closed Thursday and open Friday from 6am to 10pm. [Photo]

1. Beverly Center

8500 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
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]
8500 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

2. Del Amo Fashion Center

3525 Carson St, Torrance, CA 90503
The majorly-renovated mall's Thursday hours are 6pm to 1am; Friday hours are from 6am to 10pm. [Photo]
3525 Carson St
Torrance, CA 90503

3. The Americana at Brand

889 Americana Way, Glendale, CA 91210
Select stores will be open Thursday; Friday hours are from 8am to 10pm. See a list of retailer deals here. [Photo]
889 Americana Way
Glendale, CA 91210

4. The Grove

189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036
The outdoor shopping center is closed Thursday and open Friday from 8am to 10pm.
189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036

5. Santa Monica Place

395 Santa Monica Pl, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The mall will be closed Thursday and open Friday from 8am to 9pm. [Photo]
395 Santa Monica Pl
Santa Monica, CA 90401

6. Westfield Topanga and The Village

6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, CA 91303
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.
6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Canoga Park, CA 91303

7. Glendale Galleria

100 W Broadway, Glendale, CA 91210
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]
100 W Broadway
Glendale, CA 91210

8. Santee Alley

Santee St, Los Angeles, CA 90079
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]
Santee St
Los Angeles, CA 90079

9. Westfield Century City

10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
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]
10250 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067

10. Citadel Outlets

100 Citadel Dr, Commerce, CA 90040
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]
100 Citadel Dr
Commerce, CA 90040

11. Desert Hills Premium Outlets

48400 Seminole Dr, Cabazon, CA 92230
The designer outlet center opens Thursday at 10am and doors will remain open until Friday 10pm.
48400 Seminole Dr
Cabazon, CA 92230

12. Outlets at San  Clemente

101 West Avenue Vista Hermosa, San Clemente, CA 92672
The recently-opened outlet center will be open from Thursday 8pm to Friday 10pm. [Photo]
101 West Avenue Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92672

13. The Shops at Montebello

2134 Montebello Town Ctr, Montebello, CA 90640
Thursday hours are from 6pm to 1am and Friday hours are form 6am to 10pm. [Photo]
2134 Montebello Town Ctr
Montebello, CA 90640

14. South Coast Plaza

3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
The luxury shopping center will be closed on Thursday and open Friday from 8am to 10pm. [Photo]
3333 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

15. Third Street Promenade

3rd St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
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]
3rd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

16. Westfield Culver City

6000 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
The mall is closed Thursday and open Friday from 6am to 10pm. [Photo]
6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City, CA 90230

17. Westfield Fashion Square

14006 Riverside Dr, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
The mall is closed Thursday and open Friday from 6am to 10pm. [Photo]
14006 Riverside Dr
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423