STRONGSVILLE -- On the final weekend of shopping before Christmas, crowds continue to grow and stores are packed.

Some people say shopping at the last minute is actually a strategic decision. They say you're still able to get good deals, and it's nothing like the crowds you see on Black Friday.

Shoppers are crowding more than just storefronts. Roads in the area surrounding the mall have been gridlocked with people trying to get in and out of the stores nearby.

Southpark Mall has extended hours and will remain open until 11 p.m. Some department stores, including Macy's, will stay open through the night to give shoppers a chance to find the perfect gift.

Other stores are open for longer periods of time. Toys R Us will stay open for 88 hours straight, closing its doors at 10:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.