Black Friday will hit Lincoln with major deals across the city. At Westfield Gateway Mall they'll be signing up shoppers to win 1 of 12 $5,000 dollar shopping sprees among other big prizes.

It's a day thousands of people wait for, Black Friday is coming and for Westfield Gateway mall they're kicking it off with they're version of the 12 days of Christmas.

 It's a day many shoppers wake up at the crack of dawn and hit the shops for rock bottom deals.

"I'm in Lincoln for Thanksgiving and I'm looking forward to it and have done it before it was a lot of fun, "Jeanie Daiss said.

Westfield Gateway says they're taking advantage of Black Friday by kicking off their 12 days of shopping. The event will have various giveaways including a laptop, smartphone, a couple of trips, and this Friday a chance to sign up for 1 of 12 $5,000 dollar shopping sprees up for grabs for customers of the Westfield malls across the country. 

Southpointe is also having some special events. On Saturday they're having the Santa Celebration with a big entrance from the man himself. And as far as the deals, we saw a sneak peak and it's looking good for all the avid Black Friday shoppers out there.

Black Friday information:

Westfield Gateway opens at 6:00 am.  JC Penney opens at 4:00 am.  Sears opens at 4:00 am, and Younkers opens at 4:00 am.  Dillards opens at 8:00 am.  

SouthPointe Pavilion information:

The Santa Station opens Friday with Santa Chats, treats and digital photos. All letters to Santa may be delivered in the Mistletoe Mailbox inside the Southpointe First National Bank entrance and will be answered with assistance by the U.S. Postal Service.