CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Christmas spirit: the lights are up and the music starts to play. More than 40 stores open at SouthPark Mall Thursday night, including both Macy's and Belk.

SouthPark Mall Director of Marketing and Business Development Holly Roberson said its best to call ahead before heading out, as not all stores are open toda.

Apple, Nordstrom and American Girl Doll, to name a few, are among the stores closed Friday.

Mall will remain open Friday morning until 1 a.m. The stores will reopen at 6 a.m.