Black Friday shopping to begin Thanksgiving night

Many stores in Connecticut are opening their doors to Black Friday shoppers Thanksgiving night.

A sign promoting Black Friday specials is displayed in the window of a J.C. Penny store as shoppers queue up at the door for a 3 p.m. opening, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in northeast Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP)- Holiday shopping begins on Thursday, but not in this state.

Many stores in Connecticut are opening Thanksgiving night, which will allow shoppers to get to the store even earlier.

“I have some friends who get up nice and early and go shopping to try to get all those deals on Black Friday,” said Becky Klein of Suffield.

Across the state border in Enfield, CT, Best Buy, Kohls, and other retail stores will be open thanksgiving night, allowing people to get a head start on their Black Friday shopping.

Target and several other stores at The Enfield Square mall will be open from 6 to midnight, thanksgiving night. But the idea of shopping on thanksgiving isn’t desirable for some shoppers.

“My whole family we stay home we try not to be at the stores because thanksgiving is a family day, said Diane Burke of Windsor, CT. “I hope the stores stay closed.”

And many stores will. Staples and T.J. Maxx will be closed all of Thanksgiving to give their employees the day to spend with their families. There are also shoppers who’d rather wait for Cyber Monday and avoid the crowds.

“We utilize Amazon and Amazon Prime a lot so its just convenient having everything shipped right to your door,” said Matt Moskey of Agawam. “Cyber Monday and online is more of a choice for me.”

Cyber Monday shopping is getting more popular. Online shopping sales is expected to increase over the holidays this year.

Costco, Barnes and Noble, and Lowe’s will also be closed for Thanksgiving.