Black Friday shoppers prepare to head out

Black Friday shopping is set to begin on Thanksgiving in several major retail stores this year.

Walmart will kick off its holiday sales at 8:00 p.m. Toys R Us, Target and Sears will also kick off their deals on Thanksgiving. And for the first time, the Genesee Valley Mall in Flint Township is set to open up at midnight on Black Friday.

More than 145-million shoppers are expected to hit the stores between Thanksgiving and Black Friday.