Festive shoppers brave the crowds for some last minute Christmas gifts

Posted at 3:38 PM, Dec 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-24 18:38:36-05

Greg Romero and his fiancé, Desiree, were among those who braved the crowds for some last minute Christmas shopping. 

“It’s kind of hectic really,” Desiree said. “Santa’s running a little late.”

While many shoppers told us they did not have time to talk; the couple was full of laughter. 

“[Christmas is] the one day of the year people don’t fight so much,” she added with a laugh. 

Most malls close at 6:00 p.m.. All local Target stores close at 10:00 p.m., except the one in Mission Valley, which is open until 11:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Toy "R" Us  on 1240 West Morena Blvd. is open until 9:00 p.m.