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Shoppers flock to stores on 'Panic Saturday' ahead of Christmas

Shoppers flock to stores on 'Panic Saturday' ahead of Christmas

Or maybe you need to grab some stocking stuffers at the last-minute.

Target stores are going above and beyond by allowing customers to shop until 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Retailers often refer to the Saturday before Christmas as "Super Saturday" or "Panic Saturday" - a day procrastinators hit the stores to find something special for the ones they love.

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Libraries will be open until 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve but will close for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, December 30 and New Year's Day. The closures are in place so that associates can spend time with their families.

Normal opening hours will then resume from Thursday 27 December until Sunday 30 December.

The mall opened at 9 a.m. and, as you can imagine, we are hearing the crowds were light early in the day, but got busier as we headed into the afternoon. There are still quite a few stores that you can visit, even though Publix is closed.

Wine Rack stores and many local craft breweries will also have extended hours, although you should check ahead before you go. Other stores you might want to look into include 7-Eleven, Acme, and Cumberland Farms.

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Government offices will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, reopening on December 27. Of course, call your nearest location first before heading over.

Some Starbucks cafes will be open Christmas Day but may have adjusted hours. Transit service is free on Christmas Day. Or maybe you can pick up a gift card as a last-minute stocking stuffer from a local restaurant that's open.

Trader Joe's. Locations will close at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve and remained closed Christmas Day.

Open normal hours (check individual locations for pharmacy hours).

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