Stores Offer Marathon Shopping Hours For Last-Minute Customers

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Most Macy’s stores, including those in Connecticut, will  be open for 48 hours straight during the final weekend before Christmas. And from 7 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21 through 7 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, the retailer will offer special deals for last-minute shoppers.

Sales wrap up at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23, but stores will be open for the remainder of the day and will be open until 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24.

Macy’s began the tradition of a marathon holiday hours by keeping its doors open for 24-hours at its Macy’s Queens Center in 2006.
“For the first time ever, Macy’s will keep most stores open around the clock for the last weekend of holiday shopping, an expansion of our successful marathon that began at select stores in 2006,” said Peter Sachse, Macy’s chief stores officer. “We hope to make it easy for our customers across the country to finish their shopping at any time of day or night.”

Toys“R”Us announced that most of its stores, including all Connecticut locations, will keep doors open for 88 consecutive hours of shopping beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, December 21 through 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The mega toy retailer will also be offering special deals during that period.

“By extending our shopping hours in the days leading up to Christmas, customers can take advantage of around-the-clock shopping at Toys“R”Us stores nationwide for all of their gift-giving needs whenever is most convenient to them,” said Troy Rice, executive vice president, Stores and Services, Toys“R”Us, Inc.

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