Last minute Christmas shoppers fill stores

Marco Green
December 24, 2018

Amazon Prime Members can shop on Christmas Eve for same day delivery in many cities.

"It's still the spirit of Christmas when you go and see the lights in a mall".

If you're looking to venture outside of your home on Christmas Day, Cineplex movie theatres across the city are open as well as many gas stations and convenience stores including 7-Eleven, Esso, Petro Canada and Shell.

To accommodate last-minute shoppers, many stores have extended hours.

Liquor Marts will be closing at 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, and will be closed for Christmas Day. So to help you keep track, 21 News has compiled a list of a few places where you can get your last-minute gifts on Christmas Eve and what's open Christmas Day. For more information, visit

CF Toronto Eaton Centre Christmas Eve - 9 6 p.m. Christmas Day - closed Boxing Day - 7 9:30 p.m.

Normal opening hours will then resume from Thursday 27 December until Sunday 30 December.

There will be no garbage or recycling collection on Christmas Day (or again the following week on New Year's Day).

Scarborough Town Centre Christmas Eve - 8 6 p.m. Christmas Day - closed Boxing Day - 8 10 p.m.

LCBO Christmas Eve - open at regular hours, will close at 6 p.m. Christmas Day - closed Boxing Day - limited stores will be open from 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. The CTrain will run every 15 minutes throughout the day and every 30 minutes after 10 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Bus routes may vary on Christmas Day.

Aldi stores will be open from 8am until 6pm on Christmas Eve, but stores in England and Wales will have 30 minutes browsing time available to customers prior to fully opening the store.

The Southern Park Mall closes at 5 p.m. Christmas Eve and is closed for Christmas Day.

The biggest question that people might be asking, however, is if Target will be open on Christmas Eve.

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