Last Minute Shoppers Flood Local Businesses

Christmas is three days away!

Last minute shoppers are flooding stores throughout Northern Michigan.

Businesses in downtown Traverse City say they’re ready for big crowds this weekend.

Some stores are offering sales, gift-wrapping and special gift boxes for Christmas.

Cherry Republic tells us they look forward to the Christmas rush and always appreciate when people shop local.

“I have actually seen a lot more traffic downtown. It’s been looking nice down here. Downtown is a great place to get your last minute gifts. A lot of the stores have a lot of different items unique to our area, and it’s always nice to shop local,” says Kaylena Mausolf, retail manager of Traverse City Cherry Republic.

Before you hit the shops the weekend, be sure to check their hours of operation.

Some stores have changed their schedules for the holiday weekend.