Georgians hit the malls for Black Friday deals

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The holiday shopping season is official underway and many shoppers are out this morning trying to snag Black Friday deals.

At the Mall of Georgia, things were in full swing with both lanes of traffic filled with people.

While Black Friday has become less of the gigantic shopping bonanza that it used to be due to online shopping, people still filling up the mall to get any of the deals.

At the women's clothing boutique Lizard Thicket, customers braved the cold in a long line to get deals on gift cards.

They told FOX 5's Will Nunley that they'd do it all over again.

"It's all about the experience," shopper Missy Parker said. "We've been doing this for about 15 years. We more so do it to kind of be together and have fun and chitchat and laugh. It's just a good time to just be in the moment. It gets you in the Christmas spirit."

As of last report, the parking lot at the Mall of Georgia was around 80 percent full.