The longest lines on Black Friday were reported at Target, Walmart, and Best Buy in Tyler. Broadway Square Mall was jam packed most of the day Friday too.

If you want to avoid the crowds, which day this holiday season will be the least busy?

It's coming up in the next five days.

ShopperTrak predicts Tuesday, November 27th will be the least crowded shopping day. Actually, shoppers anytime early next week will enjoy lighter crowds. Monday, November 26th and Wednesday, November 28th round out the top three least crowded shopping days.

Early next week most of the focus will shift from in-store, to online. Cyber Monday on the 26th will be the biggest online shopping day of the year.

If you've already made some online purchases, did you notice how FAST your order shipped? At least in my case, two different stores shipped my online order within three hours of the time it was placed. The stores are at the ready, and probably trying to stay on top of the onslaught of orders so they don't get too far behind. Now I have my fingers crossed that the orders arrive on the same day, so the UPS man doesn't have to make two trips.

Many of the Black Friday deals are continuing through the weekend, but wait til Tuesday to head out if you have crowd phobia. And anytime after December 11th, expect crowds to stay heavy all the way until Christmas.