Great Lakes Mall Announces Black Friday and Extended Hours

Great Lakes Mall invites shoppers to start the season with 24 gift giving hours of shopping during Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Giving early bird shoppers a head start, Great Lakes Mall will open on Thursday, November 24th from 5:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. and again on Black Friday, November 25th from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. A select number of specialty retailers as well as JCPenney and Macy’s will remain open overnight. For a complete list, visit

“Our extended holiday hours and popular selection of retailers will meet shopper demand,” said Tony Pestyk, mall manager at Great Lakes Mall. “In addition, our variety of traditional events paired with other happenings will make Great Lakes Mall even more appealing for friends and family to shop, dine and spend time together.

According to the National Retail Federation, sales in November and December are expected to increase a solid 3.6 percent to $655.8 billion — significantly higher than the 10-year average of 2.5 percent. The 2015 holiday season rang up a hefty $626.1 billion in U.S. sales, 3 percent more than the previous year.

As part of Great Lakes Mall’s holiday plan, local families can enjoy the time-honored tradition of taking photos with Santa, Breakfast with Santa, Pet Photos with Santa, Sensitive Santa, gift wrap services and holiday entertainment throughout the season.

For a complete list of holiday hours, special events and retailers at Great Lakes Mall, please call (440) 255-6900 or visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @GreatLakesMall and Instagram @GreatLakesMall.

About Great Lakes Mall
Great Lakes Mall, Mentor’s family friendly shopping destination, is home to more than 120 popular retailers including American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Dillard’s, Forever 21, francesca’s, Gymboree, H&M, JCPenney, Macy’s, PANDORA, Sears, Victoria’s Secret and White Barn Candle Co, plus full-service and fast-casual dining options such as Asian Chao, Chick-fil-A, Fuji Japan Steakhouse, Sarku Japan, Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza and Villa Fresh Italian Kitchen. Regular hours are 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

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