Halloween is officially over and it's now November 1st.

Whether some like it or not, that means that stores and retailers are shifting all of their focus to the holiday season and yes, Christmas.

It happens every year. As soon as we reach November, you start to see tons of holiday candy, foods, decorations and Christmas music everywhere. It may be early but there are people out there who do love looking forward to it so early.

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Shopping at the Walden Galleria is something that many Buffalonians do as a tradition every year, between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, and the Walden Galleria recently announced their 2022 holiday shopping hours.

According to their website, the Walden Galleria will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but will be open from 7 am to 9 pm on Black Friday; the 7 am opening is the earliest opening time of the season.

  • The hours after Black Friday, from Monday-Saturday will be 10 am to 9 pm.
  • Sunday's will be 11 am to 6 pm.
  • However, from December 17th to the 23rd, they will be open from 9 am to 9 pm for all seven days of the week.
  • They will be open from 9 am to 5 pm on Christmas Eve and closed on Christmas Day.
  • It goes back to 10 am to 9 pm from December 26th to the 30th and then 10 am to 5 pm for both New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

While we all do much of our shopping online, there's nothing that replicates going to the store or mall for Christmas gifts. You shop for a few presents, then grab dinner somewhere with a friend or family member. That's always been a tradition of mine.

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