People at the Carolina State Mall told WSOC they had been waiting in line for over three hours.
Viewer Lukas Hopper sent WSOC video from inside, showing lines wrapped around the interior perimeter of the mall and spilling outside.
KIRO reports that over 5,000 people lined up outside the Tacoma Mall in Tacoma, Washington.
There were huge lines at the Alderwood Mall in Snohomish County and Westfield Southcenter Build-A-Bear locations as well.
In Florida, WFTV found shoppers were willing to pay cash for a spot in line at one mall.
Other long lines were spotted across the country.