The day before Black Friday
If it seems that Black Friday has been arriving earlier and earlier each year, you're right. The activities of the Friday after Thanksgiving, featuring mad rushes on the doors of retail stores as they offer pre-Christmas sales, have now shifted to Thanksgiving night at many large stores. Macy's, which sponsors a famous parade on Thanksgiving morning, will be opening its doors for shoppers at 5 p.m. the same evening, according to Forbes magazine. Others will surely follow suit.
Bucking that trend, however, is a large group of major retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Costco and Neiman Marcus, who have announced that they will be closed for the holiday.