Last minute shoppers pack the stores in Houston

Published On: Dec 24 2012 09:48:44 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 24 2012 10:50:25 PM CST

Dec. 24, 2012: If you're someone who likes to procrastinate, you're in luck. Plenty of stores remained open for extended hours on Christmas Eve, but Walgreens is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Jennifer Bauer reports.


At the Walgreens on Westheimer and Sage Roads the line at the check-out wrapped around the store as last minute shoppers paid for their purchases.

"Just picking up some last minute Christmas cards, didn't have time to shop so I had to do it last minute," said Josh Bailey.

"I am looking for some last minute gifts for my little boy," said Kris Dobson, who had a shopping cart filled with gifts. "I spent a lot of money in here today."

Walgreens is open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.  For the last minute shopper it's a great place to stop.

The manager inside the store told Local 2 the hottest last minute gifts are perfume and gift cards. They also have a large selection of toys for the kids.

Other stores were open on Christmas Eve and even had extended hours, but closed early:

  • Target 7am - 9pm
  • Walmart closed at 6pm
  • Best Buy 7am - 5pm
  • Toys R Us closed at 10pm
  • Macy's closed at 6pm

None of the above mentioned stores have Christmas day hours, except Walgreens. They will remain open 24 hours.


The views expressed are not those of this company or its affiliated companies. Please note by clicking on "Post" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms Of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. 
blog comments powered by Disqus