The day after Thanksgiving is the official start of the Christmas shopping season. Traditionally known as Black Friday, this holiday kick-off is an especially festive day at Southland Mall. The mall will come alive with activities as hundreds of balloons, filled with store coupons, movie passes, Miami HEAT tickets and mall gift cards, descend from the rafters in four different locations. It’s Southland Mall’s way of rewarding their shoppers during the holidays. And on Black Friday some lucky shopper will even win a $500 Mall Gift Card to get a jump start on their holiday shopping. Enter to win the gift card by visiting the Southland Mall Facebook page at southlandmallmiami! Come early and be the guests of Y100 FM who will be broadcasting live onsite from 7 to 9 a.m. And donâ€™t forget to visit Santa who will be at Southland daily through December 24th.