CHICAGO (CBS)– Before you make you last minute Thanksgiving shopping trips, check out the times with the largest crowds.

Google Trends used last year’s holiday-time trends to provide a 2019 prediction on Thanksgiving and Black Friday crowds.

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Grocery Store

The largest crowds are between 5 and 6 p.m. on Wednesday.


You should avoid stopping by the bakery before Thanksgiving, mid-day on Wednesday.

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Shopping Centers

According to Google Trends, shopping centers crowds reach their peak around 1 p.m. on Black Friday.

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Movie Theaters

The most popular time to go see a movie is around 6 p.m. on Black Friday, as a post shopping activity.

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