Black Friday will look different this year due to the pandemic

Posted at 6:13 AM, Nov 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-27 08:55:08-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, shopping for Black Friday deals is going to look a lot different this year.

The first thing people may notice is stores aren't opening as early as years past. For example, stores like Best Buy would open as early as Thanksgiving Day for Black Friday deals.

Now, most places aren't opening until just a few hours before normal. At CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin, stores didn't open until 7 a.m.

Like all things in 2020, the pandemic is impacting holiday shopping.

Shoppers should expect to see mask wearing and social distancing – even among St. Nick and his helpers.

There's still Black Friday deals for people to take advantage of, but experts don't expect the same lines or the same amount of spending this year.