Halloween is over...so now it's Christmas.  That's how it works right?  Maybe not, but there's no question people's minds start to shift to Christmas now.

For the last couple months, the biggest focus for holiday shopping has been to make sure that people do it early.  The concern is that supply chain issues might slow things down significantly and people will be without gifts that they ordered or shelves might be empty when they finally do get to shopping.

So how do you avoid that?

1.  Shop at brick and mortar stores.  That way there is no shipping issue.  The items that you want are either on the shelves or they aren't.  You can literally have a gift in hand the day you go shopping for it. (Kind of like how it used to be...)

2.  Shop early.  If you start looking for things now, you will know if you can get it, or if it will be out of stock and you need to come up with a backup plan.  That way no one will go without a gift on Christmas.

The Walden Galleria has announced that they will have special holiday shopping hours this year and they will be closed on Thanksgiving day.  Of course they will be opening back up on Black Friday to kick off the holiday shopping season.  But it will not be the crack of dawn early days of the past.  They will open up at 7am on Black Friday morning.

The rest of the shopping season hours will look like this at the Walden Galleria:

November:

Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 25, 2021: CLOSED

Black Friday: Friday, November 26, 2021: 7am – 9pm

Saturday, November 27, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Sunday, November 28, 2021: 10am – 6pm

Monday, November 29, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Tuesday, November 30, 2021: 10am – 9pm

 

December:

Wednesday, December 1, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Thursday, December 2, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Friday, December 3, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Saturday, December 4, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Sunday, December 5, 2021: 10am – 6pm

Monday, December 6, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Tuesday, December 7, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Wednesday, December 8, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Thursday, December 9, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Friday, December 10, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Saturday, December 11, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Sunday, December 12, 2021: 10am – 6pm

Monday, December 13, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Tuesday, December 14, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Wednesday, December 15, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Thursday, December 16, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Friday, December 17, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Saturday, December 18, 2021: 9am – 9pm

Sunday, December 19, 2021: 9am – 9pm

Monday, December 20, 2021: 9am – 9pm

Tuesday, December 21, 2021: 9am – 9pm

Wednesday, December 22, 2021: 9am – 9pm

Thursday, December 23, 2021: 9am – 9pm

Christmas Eve: Friday, December 24, 2021: 9am – 5pm

Christmas Day: Saturday, December 25, 2021: CLOSED

Sunday, December 26, 2021: 10am – 7pm

Monday, December 27, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Tuesday, December 28, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Wednesday, December 29, 2021: 10am – 9pm

Thursday, December 30, 2021: 10am – 9pm

New Year’s Eve: Friday, December 31, 2021: 10am – 5pm

New Year’s Day: Saturday, January 1, 2022: 10am – 5pm

 

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