Chicago (CBS) — The night before Christmas shopping rush never fails.
The spirit of the season, the joy of the holidays is temporarily replaced by the panic of procrastination to beat the clock.READ MORE: Investigators Raid Three Locations Of Parlor Pizza Restaurant
Shoppers at stores like Mariano’s find the once revolving doors dead bolted.
Pete Rolland was one of many looking for groceries and finding food stores shut down at or before 6 p.m. Christmas Eve.READ MORE: 'John Doe' Who Accused Former Blackhawks Video Coach Brad Aldrich Of Sexual Abuse Identifies Himself As Kyle Beach
He said he was hoping to buy some last-minute items like fruit but that it’ll have to wait until tomorrow.
The National Retail Federation says about seven percent of consumers will finish their shopping Monday. The average person will spend more than $1,000 during the holiday season, up more than four percent.
As the foot traffic slows and Christmas comes to a close, holiday shopping relief is about to register for procrastinators.MORE NEWS: Bears Prepare To Take On 49ers; Coach Matt Nagy, Who Recently Tested Positive For COVID-19, May Not Be There
Then they’ll wait to do it all over again next year.