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Last-minute shoppers hit malls, stores on Christmas Eve

Last-minute shoppers were out in full-force Tuesday in hopes of crossing every name off their Christmas lists in the nick of time.

"I've got all my sisters done.  I'm just going for my brothers now," explained Brittne Fuimaono.

It wasn't a mad house at Pearlridge as many expected, but it was bustling.

"Last-minute is not the way to go," said Malcolm Atuatasi.  "Really, there are no perks," he added, explaining it's usually his "better half" who does the Christmas shopping, but she was at work.

Dedrie Nakama says she doesn't usually wait so late to get her Holiday gifts.

"No, but this year it has just been so hectic and busy, so yeah – it's not so bad.  The crowd isn't as bad as I thought it was going to be," Nakama said.  "The sales are good this year, really good – but not as much selection 'cause when you wait until the last minute – not so much to choose from, but I did find what I needed."

Thanksgiving fell so late on the calendar this year, there were six less days of Holiday shopping.

"I have so much people to go shopping for and I have no idea what to get them so I'm still going crazy," said Hanigirl Fuimaono.

"I'm a procrastinator and my kids are busy, so today is pretty much the day that we get to come out and we get to take a picture with Santa," explained Kathy Aniya, describing their family tradition.

While others were scrambling, Santa seemed to be the only one prepared for tomorrow.

"The elves are ready!  I always said they do all the work, I get all the glory," Santa chuckled.  "I am ready! Extremely! Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas!"

Mall hours statewide:

Ala Moana Shopping Center

December 7-23: 9:30am - 10pm

December 24: 8am - 6pm

December 25: CLOSED - Christmas Day

December 26: 8am - 9pm

December 27-28: 9:30am - 9pm

December 29: 10am - 7pm

December 30: 9:30am - 9pm

December 31: 9:30am - 6pm

January 1: 9:30am - 9pm

Kahala Mall

December 13-23: 9am - 10pm

December 24: 8am - 6pm

December 25: CLOSED - Christmas Day

December 26: 9am - 9pm

December 27-30: Regular Mall Hours: Monday - Saturday 10am - 9pm; Sunday 10am - 6pm

December 31  New Year's Eve  10am - 6pm

January 1: Mall Closed 

Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center

Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, including holidays

Windward Mall

December 16-23: 9am - 10pm

December 24: 8am - 6pm

December 25: CLOSED - Christmas Day

December 26: 9am - 9pm

December 27-28: 10am - 9pm

December 29: 10am - 6pm

December 30: 10am - 9pm

December 31: 10am - 6pm

January 1: 10am - 5pm

Pearlridge Center

December 16-23: 9 am to 10 pm

December 24: 8 am to 6 pm

December 25: CLOSED - Christmas Day

December 26: 9 am to 9 pm

December 27-28: 10 am to 9 pm

December 29: 10 am to 6 pm

December 30: 10 am to 9 pm

December 31-January 1: 10 am to 6 pm

Waikele Premium Outlets

December 2-23: Mon - Sat: 9am-9pm, Sun: 10am-8pm

December 24: 9am-8pm

December 25: CLOSED - Christmas Day

December 26: 7am-9pm

December 27: 9am-9pm

December 28: 9am-9pm

December 29: 10am-8pm

December 30: 9am-9pm

December 31: 9am-6pm

January 1: 9am-9pm

Ward Centers

December 14-23: 9am - 10pm

December 24: 9am - 6pm

December 25: CLOSED - Christmas Day

December 26-28: 10am - 9pm

December 29: 10am - 6pm

December 30: 10am - 9pm

December 31-January 1: 10am - 6pm

Queen Kaahumanu Center (Maui)

December 13-23: 9 am - 10 pm

December 24: 9 a.m. - 6 pm

December 25: CLOSED - Christmas Day

December 26: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

December 27-28: 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

December 29: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

December 30: 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

December 31: 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

January 1: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kukui Grove Center (Kauai)

December 22: 9:30pm - 10pm

December 23: 9:30am - 10pm

December 24: 9:30am - 6pm

December 25: CLOSED - Christmas Day

December 26: 9:30am - 9pm

December 27: 9:30am - 9pm

December 28: 9:30am - 7pm

December 29: 10am - 6pm

December 30: 9:30am - 7pm

December 31: 10am - 5pm

January 1: 10am - 6pm

 

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