Black Friday shopping frenzy in full swing across Southern California

COMMERCE, Calif. (KABC) -- The Black Friday shopping frenzy was in full swing at many Southern California malls and businesses.

People all across the Southland were out and about trying to grab the biggest deals and get the best bang for their buck.

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The Citadel Outlets in Commerce was packed with lines out the door at many of its stores. The shopping mall expected approximately 100,000 people. Shoppers began lining up as early as 8 p.m. Thanksgiving night, and the mall will stay open for 27 hours straight.

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At the crack of dawn, many excited shoppers were lined up for deep deals such as 70 percent off at Kate Spade. Many said they ate their Thanksgiving meal and headed to the stores.

"The deals are could you resist? You have to buy all this stuff here and get presents for your family and just enjoy the time here with everyone," shopper Kayla said.

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As shoppers search for Black Friday deals all over Southern California, one mall is offering extra discounts for families impacted by the Thousand Oaks mass shooting and wildfires.

One unique thing that was being offered at the Westfield Topanga & The Village were discounts for people impacted by the Woolsey Fire and Borderline Bar & Grill shooting.

Several stores at the shopping mall, such as Banana Republic and Eddie Bauer, were offering extra discounts for those families.

Shoppers also streamed into stores for Black Friday deals at the Glendale Galleria, where there are more than 200 businesses to shop.

Galleria officials said they have a good parking system in place for everyone to get a parking space -- no matter how busy it gets.

Another thing to look forward to: Santa Claus. He is available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the little ones to meet.

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Shoppers are scoring big deals at the Glendale Galleria on Black Friday.

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