Last Minute Shopping Opening Times

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- If you haven't gotten everything on your Christmas list don't panic, there's still time, but you're definitely cutting it close. Most stores close before 6 p.m. Christmas Eve. Retailers say things tend to slow down the last few hours of the day, but you can always find a few last minute shoppers. Mall officials say they see lots of store employees and men shopping Christmas Eve. "Men don't think about buying gifts as much as women do. Women are very organized as far as that’s concerned," said shopper Joyce Tripp.

Stores Open

(some locations close earlier)

Best Buy: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Costco 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dollar General 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

JCPenney: 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Kohl’s: closes at 6 p.m.

Kmart: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sears: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Target: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Toys “R” Us: closes at 9 p.m.

Walmart: closes at 8 p.m.

Malls Open

Valley West: 8-5 p.m.

Merle Hay: 8-5 p.m.

Southridge: 10-5 p.m.

Jordan Creek Town Center: 8-5 p.m.


A word of warning for you present procrastinators, your time is running up. If you wait till tomorrow your options will be limited to what you can find at a few pharmacies and gas stations.