Black Friday shoppers in good spirits despite the long lines

People had to circle the parking lot just to find a place to park

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Black Friday shoppers had some challenges before they even got inside of Kohl’s in West Springfield.

People had to circle the parking lot just to find a place to park. Once inside, people were in good spirits.

For many, Black Friday is the start to the holiday shopping season. Shoppers were seen loading up their carts with clothes, kitchenware and shoes, all on a deep discount.

One shopper told 22News her first Black Friday experience went smoothly.

“No, everybody’s being pretty respectful of everybody I think. It’s not as bad as I thought it would be,” said Linda Taylor of Agawam.

The manager at the Kohl’s in West Springfield said that they haven’t had any major incidents at that location on Black Friday in several years.