Updated 1 year ago by Tianna Harland, David Sherman
Shoppers looking for holiday bargains in Great Falls didn't have to wait very long after polishing off their Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, as several stores threw open their doors several hours ahead of the official start of "Black Friday."
Among the early openings: K-Mart, Target, and Shopko.
The line at Target stretched for hundreds of feet ahead of the 8 p.m. opening, while the parking lot at Walmart maxed out and shoppers took to parking in adjacent parking lots, even up to North Middle School and along Smelter Avenue.
Some people drove for hours to get deals in Great Falls.
Jacob Huston and Gary Belzevick were positioned at the front of the line waiting to get into Sears.
Jacob said that he was in line to get a 50-inch TV advertised for just $300.
Gary, who drove 10 hours from Edmonton in Canada, said that he was shopping for jewelry.
Both said that the four-hour wait in line was worth it.