Monday, shoppers were already out in full force to get a head start on holiday shopping at University Mall in South Burlington.
Chloe Parker and Jarell Sinclair were there, because this year, the two will be on the other side of the register.
The pair are in Vermont for the holidays visiting family, but start working at The Children’s Place this week.
Both are a little nervous about the biggest shopping day of the year: Black Friday.
“I’m kind of nervous for like, the register and stuff,” said Parker.
Since they’ll be working Friday, the pair are planning their shopping on different days.
Parker says she’ll take advantage of the sales after Black Friday, but Sinclair says he’s starting now.
“I’m gonna try and save as much as I can, try and get a few small gifts and such, just to hold on to for now, cause a lot of stuff is going to be on sale this week,” said Sinclair.
Some stores are offering pre-Black Friday deals.
Some stores will even be open on Thanksgiving Day.
At University Mall, Bon Ton is opening at 11 a.m. Thanksgiving, and staying open through Black Friday.
If you’re hungry, IHOP says it will open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and also stay open through Black Friday shopping.
JC Penney will open at 2 p.m. Thursday; Kohl’s and Sear’s will open at 5 p.m.
Smaller stores at U-Mall have the option of opening midnight on Black Friday, but are not required to.
Hours will remain normal for the rest of stores on Friday.
Stores will also open early at Maple Tree Place in Williston.
Majestic Cinema: 5:10 p.m. – close
Game Stop: 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Guitar Center 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. Best Buy 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
McGillicuddy’s: 4 p.m. – close
Shaw’s 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Old Navy 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. Black Friday
Dick’s 6 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Starbuck’s 6:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Black Friday Hours
Majestic Cinema: 11 a.m. – Midnight
Game Stop: 4 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Guitar Center 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Escape Room 60: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Grazer’s: regular hours
Christmas Tree Shops: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Best Buy: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Yankee Candle: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
McGillicuddy’s: regular hours
New Balance: regular hours
Wage Works: regular hours
MTP Management Offices: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All In One Wireless: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Glamour Nails: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
TIAA: regular hours
Shaw’s: 7 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Yogurt City: regular hours
Pho K&K Restaurant: regular hours
AT&T: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Belle’s Cafe: regular hours
Asian Bistro: 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Old Navy: 12 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Dick’s 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Staples: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Longhorn 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Chili’s: 10:45 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Starbuck’s: 5:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Men’s Warehouse: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Businesses at Maple Tree place not listed above are closed that day.