YAKIMA, WA. -- Thanksgiving is next on the calendar but many shoppers are already looking ahead to the upcoming holiday season.
Department stores in Yakima tell NBC Right Now that they have experienced a large increase in sales over the past week with much of it coming from holiday shopping. One department store told us they have seen an average of more than 5,000 customers per day. But not all shoppers agree that early holiday shopping in a good thing.
"They need to go back to doing one holiday at a time," David Spencer said. "Halloween first, then Thanksgiving and after Thanksgiving sure, Christmas then."
Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days of the year, is coming up at the end of this week.