Stores are offering Black Friday deals earlier than ever. Here is a schedule of openings:
7 a.m. Thursday: Big Lots (Open until 11 p.m. with select deals, reopens Friday at 6 a.m. Friday)
4 p.m. Thursday: Michael’s (open until 11 p.m. with select deals; reopens 7 a.m. Friday)
8 p.m. Thursday: Kmart, Sears, Walmart and Toys R Us
9 p.m. Thursday: Target
10 p.m. Thursday: HhGregg
12 a.m. Friday: Belk, Best Buy, Macy’s, Kohl’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Old Navy, New River Valley Mall, Valley View Mall
5 a.m. Friday: Staples, Lowe’s
6 a.m. Friday: Tanglewood Mall, JC Penney, Jo-Ann Fabric, OfficeMax, Burlington Coat Factory, Big Lots, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Tractor Supply Co., Gander Mountain (Gander Mountain is open on Thanksgiving, but Black Friday sales begin at 6 a.m.),
7 a.m. Friday: PetSmart, Sam’s Club, Stein Mart, Michael’s (also open 4 to 11 p.m. Thursday)
Looking for gift ideas or want to check out a new store? Check out our Best of Holiday Shopping Guide, published earlier this month.
If you want to plan your route around Valley View Mall, study our map of traffic pattern changes.
Stop back here Thursday evening or Friday to share your Black Friday shopping experience, or tweet about it using the hashtag #blackfridayswva.