CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - Black Friday shopping started at midnight at the Walden Galleria this year, a first for the mall.
Large crowds gathered for the earlier opening and 2 On Your Side Photojournalist Jim Herr was there. Watch his report above.
The Walden Galleria was not the first to open, The Fashion Outlets of Niagara opened for Black Friday at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night.
By the time the more traditional Black Friday shopping time came around in the morning, the crowds at the Galleria were much smaller.