SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Last-minute shoppers invaded Arden Fair Mall, Christmas Eve.
“No more Christmas shopping for me and my mom,” said Ezra Porter.READ MORE: Suspected DUI Driver Who Hit And Killed Officer Was On Probation For Prior DUI Conviction
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.READ MORE: 'This Hits Hard For Us': Officer Ty Lenehan Remembered By His Elk Grove PD 'Family'
“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.MORE NEWS: Tributes For Fallen Elk Grove Police Officer Ty Lenehan Pour In From Law Enforcement Across The Region
“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.