Black Friday Shopping Began Early

Target opened its doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and the shoppers came. By mid-morning Friday, shopping seemed to have slowed in some spots.


Updated 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23:

Shopper traffic at the Palmer Park Mall and Northampton Crossings appeared to slow late Friday morning, with the usual amount of shoppers for a weekend.

Patch reported no long checkout lines.

Kohl's at Northampton Crossings and Target were still busy.

The Morning Call reported that Colonial Regional police broke up a small demonstration outside the Walmart in Lower Nazareth, by those protesting wages. A small group of demonstrators were also outside the Walmart in Lower Macungie, according to a report on lehighvalleylive.com.

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Patch was at the Target in Lower Nazareth on Thursday night, when the store opened its doors at 9 p.m. to holiday shoppers.

Lines extended around the building before the opening, and later, checkout lines extended to the frozen food section.

More and more stores joined the trend to earlier Black Friday hours. Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall, South Mall in Salisbury and Palmer Park Mall all planned to open at midnight.

Heading to the stores? Check out our Black Friday Shopping Guide, and check out these tips for better Black Friday shopping. 

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