Plan on shopping on Black Friday? Start early! And bring your wishbone. Here's what to expect at Long Island malls.
Info: Northern Boulevard and Searingtown Road, 516-627-2277 or 800-818-6767, americanamanhasset.com
Open: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
With shops like Fendi, Prada and Tiffany, this is the highest-end shopping you can find - hardly doorbuster territory. So if you want to skip the shopping madness altogether, this may be the place. Just contact a personal shopper, hand over your list, and they'll do the work - gratis.
Info: 630 Old Country Rd., Garden City, 516-742-8001, simon.com
Open: 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Make your shopping easier with a free planner/receipt holder available to the first 1,500 customers at Simon Guest Services, and don't forget to pick up your free shopping bag at the grand entrance on the Macy's side of the mall, near Houston's restaurant.
Take a break at the rejuvenation station in Bloomingdale's Court, where you can catch a free holiday movie or two. Plan ahead: If you're a follower of Roosevelt Field on Twitter, you'll be eligible to win a premium reserved parking space on Black Friday. Beginning tomorrow, Roosevelt Field will select four followers at random for the spaces.
Info: Routes 106 and 107, Hicksville, 516-822-6338 or 516-939-0679, broadwaymall.com
Open: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Eat turkey, save money: Be among the first 100 customers to bring your Thanksgiving turkey's wishbone to the customer service desk in the Target wing, and get a $20 mallwide gift card (one per household, first-come, first-served, as long as supplies last). Or be among the first 500 customers at the customer service desk to receive a reusable Ikea shopping bag complete with a holiday value booklet offering special discounts.
Note: If you just can't wait for Friday, Old Navy opens for Gobblepalooza on Thanksgiving Day, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; then reopens at midnight.
Info: 313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, 631-724-1433, simon.com
Open: 4 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The mall has plenty going on. First of all, pick up your free holiday shopping planner/receipt holder - available to the first 1,000 customers - at the door. Getting a little tired? Relax at the rejuvenation station in front of JCPenney, with soft seating and holiday movies. Visit Santa and register to win free groceries for a year, courtesy of radio station WMJC-FM (94X) and Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
Take a little time to show off your gift-giving skills by donating a new toy to the Brookhaven Interface Toy Drive. And if all that's not enough, there will be holiday entertainment throughout the weekend.
Info: South Shore Mall, 1701 Sunrise Hwy., Bay Shore, 631-665-8600, westfield.com/southshore
Open: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
106.1 BLI will be giving away $5 Westfield American Express gift cards to those customers "liking" Westfield South Shore on Facebook. Here's how it works: Go to Facebook and push the "like" button. On Black Friday, head to BLI, in the Lord & Taylor court near Santa. Cards will be available while supplies last.
Info: One Sunrise Mall, Massapequa Park, 516-795-3550, westfield.com/sunrise
Open: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Plenty of deals at mall stores like Express - which is offering 40 percent off on merchandise throughout the store. But the mall itself also offers visits with Santa (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.). NOTE: Walmart will be open 24 hours.
Info: 1504 Old Country Rd., Westbury, 516-228-0303, simon.com
Open: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Info: 200 Tanger Mall Dr., Riverhead, 631-369-2732, tangeroutlet.com
Open: Midnight to 10 p.m.
FridayThe Magic of Midnight shopping event has become an annual tradition for many. This year, Tanger offers the first 200 customers who go to Shoppers Services a $10 gift card.
Info: 455 Commack Rd., Deer Park, 631-667-0600, tangeroutlet.com
Open: Midnight to 10 p.m. Friday
For the second year the Arches offers Magic of Midnight sales beginning at midnight. The mall has plenty going for it, including a way to save some cash: Head for Shoppers Service, where the first 200 customers will snag a $10 gift card.
Info: 160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, 631-271-1741, simon.com
Open: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Stop by Simon Guest Services for a free Facebook shopping bag while supplies last, or head over to HSBC Premier, near Santa, to get your gifts wrapped - free - and pick up a recyclable tote bag.
Info: Green Acres Road, off Sunrise Highway, Valley Stream, 516-568-0127
Green Acres did not provide Black Friday information in time for this section.