For the fourth year in a row, the Mall of America will be closed Thanksgiving Day.

While the stores will all be closed in honor of the holiday, the mall will be open to host the Walk to End Hunger from 7am to 10am, according to Fox9.

Black Friday, however, will be a completely different story as doors open at 5:00am to kick off the holiday shopping season. Over the weekend, MOA will be giving out over $200,000 worth of gift cards and prizes. The first 200 guests in line at the North Entrance will receive gift cards valued anywhere between $10 and $500. Caribous Coffee will also be on site offering free hot chocolate and coffee to those waiting outside.

Shoppers will have other opportunities to win prizes between Black Friday and December 1. MOA will give away 10,000 Mystery Scratch Off tickets with potential prizes including electronics, concert tickets and more.

Take the stress out of your holiday shopping -- or at least parking experience -- by using the MyPark app which went into effect at MOA late 2017.

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