The holiday shopping season started in earnest Thursday evening.
Some shoppers lined up as early as 10 a.m. Thursday in subfreezing temperatures waiting for stores to open.
Large crowds moved smoothly with some shoppers emerging with their purchases 20 minutes after going in the front door, after having waited in line outside for as long as eight hours.
Black Friday shopping continues around the region today. Check back later at timenews.net for more photos of Friday shopping.