We have nearly 2 weeks left to hit the stores and find the perfect gifts for those on our lists. Before you know it it will be last minute shopping season and panic will set in. Let's try to ease some of those stresses and plan ahead. Here are the updated New York store hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Keep in mind, most big box stores and retail shops will be closed on Christmas Day but not everything is closed. More important might be the Christmas Eve store hours as most stores are open but plan on closing early. Here are the latest holiday hours for stores across New York.

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How much do you spend on gifts over the holidays? I can tell you that I have never tracked my spending at Christmas time but, according to Deloitte Insights, even with inflation, nearly 75% of Americans report they will spend more this year than last. They also report that the average consumer will spend approximately $1,400 on Christmas gifts this year.

Keep in mind that Christmas Eve is a Saturday this year. Hopefully you don't have to work so you can get the last minute shopping handled.

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Here's a tip from DealNews.com, you might find 'after Christmas' prices and sale BEFORE Christmas as some stores roll out those saving early. Certain items are always best purchased AFTER Christmas to save the most. Holiday decorations, for example, are always marked down 25%, 50% and even 75% after Christmas.

Here are the Capital Region 2022 Holiday Store Hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Let this be your guide to last minute holiday shopping!

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