In Hyattsville, Md., NPR’s Alina Selyukh reports that the Mall at Prince George’s was bustling with shoppers.

“Lots of people strolling around, just kind of checking out whatever’s on sale, getting clothes, bedding, even jewelry. I saw a line at GameStop for electronics. Even Santa is here to pose with pets from behind a plexiglas shield.”

Selyukh spoke to shopper Antoinette Mingo, who was dashing into Macy’s to buy a gift for her son. She said, “I’m a touchy-feely person. I need to touch and feel and look at it. So I’m just crossing my fingers, hope they have it in here and then I’m done.”