Photo Story: The New Black Friday and Holiday Shopping

This year, for the first time, stores opened their doors for Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving night. Walmart opened its doors at 6 p.m. Thursday night while other stores such as Macy’s, JCPenney and Target opened at 8 p.m. Most stores remained open until Black Friday night. Shoppers didn’t let the fact that it was Thanksgiving stop them from waiting in line. By 7 p.m. on Thursday night the line at the Wenatchee, Wash. Target had already wrapped around the side of the building, and by 8 p.m. it made its way to the back of the building.

The news is saying that Black Friday sales declined this year, but if looking at it as the whole weekend sales and traffic were up, according to Jennifer Booton’s article for Fox News.

Stores didn’t stop their deals with Black Friday. They continued doorbuster savings throughout the entire weekend and into the week with Cyber Monday, which has become Cyber Week for many stores.Amazon, an online retailer, has been advertising their Cyber Week deals for the past month, and even had some pre-sales. Walmart reported that Cyber Monday created record-breaking sales on its website with over a billion pageviews processed, Luke Villapaz said in his article for International Business Times.

The Walmart in Bellingham, Wash. has transformed its garden center into a “Christmas Shop.” Shoppers can expect stores to be decorated and selling holiday stuff for the next month.