Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers Pack Local Stores

Posted on: 10:37 pm, December 24, 2013, by , updated on: 10:44pm, December 24, 2013

Thousands of last-minute shoppers filled the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville, and many other local stores, on Tuesday (Dec. 24), as time ticked down until Christmas Day.

Hundreds of kids waited in line to see Santa Claus as well, to give him ideas for a few last wishes before the big day.

Whether because of work schedules or because they simply enjoy the last-minute shopping bustle and deals, customers said Christmas Eve shopping suits them just fine, despite the crowded stores and parking lots.

The mall stayed open until 6 p.m., giving customers mere hours to take their items and wrap them up for Christmas Day.

Check out 5NEWS’ story above for more on the crowds that showed up Tuesday in search of the perfect Christmas gifts.