By Renée Santos

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Last-minute shoppers invaded Arden Fair Mall, Christmas Eve.

“No more Christmas shopping for me and my mom,” said Ezra Porter.

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Many shoppers were still looking for the perfect gifts for loved ones.

“Only about three, three last minute that I just have to pick up and go hopefully,” said Laura Byrd.

The crowds were so large, Candance Ferrick had to go to the mall two days in a row.

The first time she gave up and says she didn’t even make it into the parking lot.

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“We waited on Arden Way for 30 minutes and no car moved. The lights changed, no car moved,” Ferrick said.

Christmas Eve she says was a little better.

“At least we could park the car today,” she said.

Mom Lisa Porter and her son braved the last minute shopping madness together. They even waited for nearly 2 hours to see Santa.

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“Last time, I came here during the Christmas time I got trapped and I had to crawl through my passenger side door to get to my driver’s side,” Porter said.