LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Christmas Eve means time for last minute shoppers is running out. For some Lake Charles residents waiting until the last second has become a holiday tradition.
"I don't make a list or anything, I just go and find what I need," said Tara Funk.
To keep up with this Christmas Eve demand many local businesses are staying open to accommodate their customers' needs.
"Since we're going to be closed the day after Christmas, we decided to be here today for another hour or so because people can always get sick, so we wanted to be open for them," said Gordon Drug Store owner George Paret.
Paret does have an easy idea for those lost shoppers still searching for a gift.
"Gift baskets have been phenomenal this year because a lot of people don't know what to give somebody. But that way you can always give them food, because you can't go wrong there," says Paret.
While most last minute shoppers hope that it is only a one-time deal. Local businesses, like Gordon, promise to be there if the problem ever comes up again.