There are two camps around the Black Friday tradition. One camp avoids the rush completely, and the other embraces the excitement. If you're of the second camp and ready to get out there on the cutting edge of Black Friday's mayhem, you will want to know when things are open.

Here's a list of many of stores in Lubbock that are opening for Black Friday shopping this year:

Academy Sports: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. | 11445 Quaker Ave. & 5802 19th St.
Barnes & Noble: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. | South Plains Mall
Bealls: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Inside the South Plains Mall & 2705 50th St.
Bed Bath & Beyond: 6 a.m. - Midnight | 6241 Slide Rd.
Best Buy: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. | 5916 W Loop 289
Big Lots: From 6 a.m. |  3303 98th St. & 5402 4th Suite #2
Burlington Coat Factory: 7 a.m. | 6050 Brownfield Rd.
Cabela's: 5 a.m. - 10 a.m. | 3030 W Loop 289
Cost Plus World Market: From 7 a.m. | 6066 Marsha Sharp Fwy
Costco: From 9 a.m. | 6020 34th St.
CVS Pharmacy: Varies by location | Full local store list
Dillard’s: 8 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Inside the South Plains Mall
Dollar General: Varies by location | Full local store list
Dollar Tree: Varies by location | Full local store list
GameStop: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Inside the South Plains Mall, 8215 University Ave. #135, 6301 82nd St. Suite 1201, 417 Frankford Ave. #400, 1803 7th St. STE B
Guitar Center: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. | 4930 S Loop 289 #220
Hobby Lobby: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. | 6814 Slide Rd.
Home Depot: 6 a.m. | 5801 W Loop 289 & 2615 50th St.
JCPenney: 12 a.m. - 10 p.m. | Inside the South Plains Mall
JOANN Fabrics and Crafts: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. | 5217 82nd St. #123
Jos. A. Bank: 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.| 8201 Quaker Ave. #114.
Kohl's: 12 a.m. - 1 p.m. | 3307 98th St.
La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. | 6710 Milwaukee Ave.
Lowe's: From 6 a.m. | 5022 W Loop 289
Marshalls & HomeGoods: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. | 3030 W Loop 289 #100
Mattress Firm: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. | 5607 Slide Rd. & 6707 Slide Rd. [Full store list]
Michael's: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. | 6705 Slide Rd.
New York & Company: From 12 a.m. | Inside the South Plains Mall
Office Depot: From 7:45 a.m. | 2504 50th St. & 6044 Marsha Sharp Fwy
Petsmart: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. | 6046 Marsha Sharp Fwy & 6801 Slide Rd.
Pier 1 Imports: 8 a.m. | 5015 Milwaukee Ave. #100
Sam's Club: From 7 a.m. | 6016 Marsha Sharp Fwy
Sears: 5 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Inside the South Plains Mall
Shoe Carnival: From 6 a.m. | 6249 Slide Rd.
Stein Mart: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. | 7020 Quaker Ave.
Target: From 6 a.m. | 7302 University Ave & 6064 Marsha Sharp Fwy
Toys "R" Us: 12 a.m. - 11 p.m. | 6101 Slide Rd.
Tractor Supply Co.: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m. | 4605 I-27 & 7531 82nd St.
Ulta Beauty: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m. | 6070 Marsha Sharp Fwy
Walmart: From midnight | 4215 S Loop 289, 11415 Quaker Ave., 6315 82nd St.,  9809 University Ave., 702 W Loop 289, 1911 Marsha Sharp Fwy

If you're looking for that hard to find gift at a very special price because your budget can only stretch so far, than you will probably be out there in the midst of it on Black Friday. There's everything from A to Z on this local list, but before heading out into the fray, it's good to have a plan (and always call ahead or check the stores' websites). You may be surprised to learn when some of your favorite stores plan to be open.

Quite a few places are also open on Thanksgiving night, including JCPenney, Kohl's, Sears and Michael's.

Best of luck as you create your strategy for the big day with this really full list of great stores to shop on Black Friday. Whatever you do, be safe out there in the thick of it, have fun, find the perfect gifts and save money. Isn't that what it's all about?!

[Source: BestBlackFriday]