Last minute shoppers fill Columbia Center Mall

TRI-CITIES, Wash. - The crowd was almost as big as Black Friday.
Shoppers carried bags with both arms going from store to store.

All of them trying to get everything bought in time to stash under the tree.

Some shoppers we spoke with say this is their tradition.

Christopher March said, "Last minute's pretty much the same every year for me, so yeah, I'm just here getting the wife's stuff."

Pat St. Hilaire said, "We had a really busy December and so it came down to today."

The Columbia Center Mall closes at 6pm. Other stores like Walgreens or Rite-Aid will stay open later if you're in a pinch.

The Walmart in Kennewick closes at eight.