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Where to go for last minute Christmas shopping

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - If you're scrambling to finish your Christmas shopping with just hours to spare, you're not alone. Several major retail stores have been open long hours on Christmas Eve to grab last minute shoppers.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - If you're scrambling to finish your Christmas shopping with just hours to spare, you're not alone. Several major retail stores have been open long hours on Christmas Eve to grab last minute shoppers.

Stores open on Christmas Eve
Kmart until 10:00 p.m.
Toys "R" Us until 10:00 p.m.
Walgreens (select stores in Taylorsville, Salt Lake and West Jordan open 24 hours).

When it comes to Christmas shopping it doesn't get more last minute than this.

"You kind of forget about until the last minute, then you're like 'oh ya," said Siobhan Rouche, last minute shopper.

"There's always those last minute items you need before it's too late," said Mark Dean, last minute shopper.

Shoppers scrambling just hours before Christmas Day to find the final gifts on their lists.

"What do you have to get?" Reporter Brian Carlson asked.

"Some cushions," said Kefu Du, last minute shopper.

"I actually got a couple things for my wife," said Dean.

"A coloring table," said Edgar Soto, last minute shopper.

"Hungry Hungry Hippos," said Hannah Pogue, last minute shopper.

"I was looking for a CD for my mom," said Tyler Lee, last minute shopper.

So to cash in on the last minute rush, stores like Kmart & Toys "R" Us stayed open on Christmas Eve until 10:00 p.m. Counting the weekend, Target didn't close its doors for 88 hours straight.

"Are you glad they're open?" Carlson asked.

"Yes," said Pogue.

"I was fearful driving over there that they might be closed," said Dean.

Some shoppers claimed victory.

"Woo Hoo!" shouted Soto.

Others settled for defeat.

"I'm trying to think if there's anywhere else that'll still be open, but I'm running out of places to go," said Lee.

Everyone had advice for their fellow procrastinators.

"Do you have any advice for other last minute shoppers?" Carlson asked.

"Um, next year don't wait so long," said Rouche.

"Start early next year," said Dean.

"Ask what people want before the last day," said Lee.


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