Shoppers get ready for Black Friday

The Holyoke Mall will open at 12:30 a.m. Friday.

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Shoppers lined up outside the Holyoke Mall waiting to get inside on Black Friday.

Thursday night marks the real beginning of the holiday shopping season and people are headed to the mall on the hunt for the best deals.

Shoppers told 22News, Black Friday is the perfect time to find big ticket items at discounted prices.

“Can’t miss out on those tv sales. They’re always exciting,” said Alex Marek of Springfield.

More than 137 million Americans plan to shop this Thanksgiving weekend.

The Holyoke Mall will open at 12:30 a.m. Friday.

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