Away with the turkey, bring on the stores

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With the Thanksgiving leftovers barely put away, hundreds of people are foregoing their house slippers for walking shoes as they prepare to kick-off the holiday shopping season as early as 6 pm tonight.

Area malls like Castleton, Hamilton Towne Center, and Greenwood Park Mall will be opening their stores at  6 pm tonight and closing at 1am Friday morning.

They will then re-open early Friday at 6am awaiting the normal Black Friday crowds.

While area malls might be opening tonight, the Circle Centre Mall will remain closed through Thanksgiving. They will greet shoppers Friday morning at 7 am.

While some stores will be opening and closing during the kick-off to the holiday shopping season other stores like certain Toys R Us will be open around the clock starting at 6 pm tonight and closing late Saturday night.