Last-minute shoppers pack Central Fla. stores
Updated On: Dec 24 2012 07:53:43 PM EST
Central Florida shoppers packed the stores on Monday as the rush for last-minute holiday gifts was on.
Retailers are offering a variety of extended hours and sales for the four-day weekend.
"Sometimes you don't have the time, just have to get it done, " said shopper Jesse Willet.
"I work Monday through Friday, so it's hectic," said Kayla Tyner. "I just realized it's Christmas a couple of days ago."
Local 6 also talked to shoppers at Orlando Premium Outlets on International Drive. One shopper, Maria Brown, decided to spend Christmas in Florida, instead of Montreal.
"Everyone was civil, so far, so good," said Brown. "I've got nothing negative to say."
One piece of advice Christian Dentley had for other last-minute shoppers was to stay at home.
"If you haven't done your shopping yet, it's not happening," said Dentley. "There are great deals after Christmas is over."
Macy's was open for a continuous 48 hours starting Friday morning until Sunday evening, reopening Monday through midnight at some locations. Toys R Us has been open since Friday continuously and will be open until 10 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Kmart and Babies R Us will be open until 10 p.m. Target will stay open until 9 p.m.
Several stores will remain closed on Christmas Day with a few exceptions such as Walgreens, CVS and Starbucks who said certain locations will have limited hours.
Most stores plan to resume normal business hours on the day after Christmas, with another expected rush of holiday returns and shoppers who hope to take advantage of post-Christmas sales.
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