Shoppers make last-minute Christmas purchases at The Marketplace Mall

Shoppers make last-minute Christmas purchases at The Marketplace Mall

Folks have one more day to shop and since Christmas falls on a Monday it allows an extra weekend day to those last-minute gifts.

"There's a lot of people out here for last minute".

Some shoppers said they werent stressed because they came early Friday when it wasnt crowded.

Over at Meijer on Elida Road, every checkout lane was open, and there were still long lines.

An employee at the mall said it has been packed this week and didnt have time to get her own shopping done until now. For some, like shopper Phil Binayao, this was one of few trips to an actual store this year.

Waiting until the last minute isn't something she really wanted to do. I'm actually shopping for my honey, okay? "They're in the Christmas spirit, and so they're anxious to go out and buy, and so for me it's fun just to see how happy they are to give to others", she added.

"It started off very busy in the morning".

"We are sold through a lot of items now, just because of the traffic and obviously too the time of year", he said. "I know what I'm going to get the grandchildren".

"We've been talking about getting Santa pictures, but we finally did two days before Christmas", said Stelma.

"It's insane. It is really crazy" said one young shopper.

And last-minute shoppers are certain to help.

Although for many procrastination is a bad thing, it could be a good thing for those of you planning on shopping. "I been here earlier and it was quiet, earlier in the year, and around the 20th it picked up".

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