The line of cars to enter the Bridgewater Commons went nearly a half-mile from the mall and down Route 202/206 on Sunday. But remarkably, once in the parking lot, it was not so difficult to get a good parking spot.
Inside the mall, there were no long lines, no real hastle, and most of the shoppers in the mall were walking around with a bag or less.
"The shopping was great," said Van Manioudakis, of Somerset. "We thought pulling into the mall it was going to be a nightmare, but is hasn't really been that bad."
The line of children and families to visit Santa was a little more than a half an hour most of the afternoon.