Shoppers were out across the Central Coast Thursday getting last minute gifts.
Most major retailers closed at 6 p.m. with some exceptions including Target, which closed at 8 p.m.
A nationwide survey by OnePoll found that half of Americans purchase gifts on Christmas Eve.
"Luckily yesterday was my last day at work, so today's a paid day and tomorrow is too. So luckily, I got a nice boss and enjoying the day and getting some last-minute gifts here,” said shopper Jeff Anderson.
Only a few stores are open on Christmas Day including Vons, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Safeway and CVS.