POSTED: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 4:10pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 4:43pm
NBC NEWS — There are only a few more days until Black Friday, and some holiday shoppers say they're fed up with stores changing their holiday tradition.
A growing number of retailers are moving up their Friday sales to Thanksgiving.
Stores like Toys R’ Us and Wal-Mart say they are open for shoppers at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Tanger Outlet Mall in Gonzales is also opening at 10:00 p.m.
Target, Macy's, Best Buy and more are also moving up their sales and opening their doors at midnight on Friday.
The changing times alsp means more workers must leave their families earlier on Thanksgiving.
Many retail employees are upset with stores opening earlier, and some have even launched petitions against the early sale hours.
"I think that's the way society is evolving, 24/7, and whether you're working on a holiday or not. There's executives that work on those days so it's just an evolution of the work environment," says San Diego State University marketing professor Miro Copic.
Whether it's at 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night or 3 a.m. on Black Friday, many shoppers will follow the deals no matter when they're offered.