SPRINGFIELD, Il --
With only a few days until Christmas, the stores are packed as people hustle to get their last-minute shopping down.
Despite many stores in White Oaks Mall closing this year, the mall's general manager Clay Emerich says he has seen an increase in customers this year.
"I saw a guy with a lot of bags, i'm assuming it was last minute for his family and children," said Emerich. "Great turnout here."
White Oaks Mall is open on Christmas Eve from 8 am to 5 pm.