Updated 12/24/12 – 10 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Time finally ran out for shoppers scrambling to buy last-minute Christmas gifts.READ MORE: Fire Rips Through House In Back Of The Yards
Some shoppers cashed in on the deals without waiting in long lines by shopping overnight.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports most people like to stay home and relax on Christmas Eve, others choose to go shopping.
At Oakbrook Center in west suburban Oak Brook, Richard Abramoqicz said “the crowds are less on Christmas Eve morning, so it’s the only time that I go; every year for the last, oh, about 32 years now. And I love it.”
The Macy’s at Oakbrook Center was open 24/7 since Friday morning.
The store was very quiet early Monday morning, but there were several people shopping there before dawn. The store has been open throughout the whole weekend, and the doors won’t close until 6 p.m. on Monday. It was the third year in a row the Oakbrook Macy’s kept its doors open for three full days before Christmas.