I know that Christmas has a way of sneaking up on you.  I also know that procrastination and dread can sink in and you just don't want to shop. If you happen to wait until the last minute here are the places in Amarillo for your last minute Christmas shopping.

Westgate Mall

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The mall will be open Christmas Eve until 6pm.  If there is something at the mall you need to buy, then you'll want to get there by 6pm.  That doesn't mean walk in at 5:55pm and expect to hit up 7 stores.

Target

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If you're at the mall you can put Target on your second destination because they are open until 8pm on Christmas Eve.  Which is a good thing because you can pick up those last minute presents, and if you forgot a grocery item for Christmas dinner, they have their whole grocery section.

Walmart

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Your one stop shop for everything imaginable, even a Christmas Tree, will be open until 6pm on Christmas Eve.

Cavender's

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You just might need that last minute pair of boots, jeans or a cowboy hat,   Cavender's is open til 5pm.

Academy Sports and Outdoors

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Don't worry you'll still be able to get your sports apparel, fishing pole or cooler.  Academy is open until 6pm.

Barnes and Noble

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If you have that book lover who actually loves holding a book to read you can get your last minute Christmas Eve shopping done ant B&N until 6pm.

Best Buy

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If you're looking for a TV, phone, laptop, appliance, Best Buy will be open until 7pm.

Big Lots

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If you're really procrastinating, Big Lots is for you, they are open until 10pm.

Dollar General

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Dollar General is open until 10pm on Christmas Eve, unless you go to the one by my house and your guess is as good as mine.  It just randomly closes when it feels like it, sometimes in the middle of the day.

Home Depot

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If you have to buy for the DIYer you're in luck.  You have until 5pm on Christmas Eve to stop by Home Depot.

Lowe's

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If you didn't quite make it by Home Depot before 5pm, Lowe's has your back, they are open at 6pm.

Old Navy

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Shirts, Jeans, PJs, random items, you can still get them at Old Navy until 7pm.

PetSmart

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Don't forget about your furry friends.  PetSmart will be open Christmas Eve until 6pm.

Petco

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Petco wants to make sure your fur babies are taken care of also, so they will be open until 7pm.

Sam's Club

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You know you need a thousand paper plates or some appetizers to tame the hungry beasts.  Sam's will be open until 6pm.

CVS

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You can get your mile long receipt on Christmas Eve.  They are open regular hours.

Walgreen's

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Well you're in luck, Walgreen's is open Christmas Eve for regular hours, and they are open Christmas Day.  So if you wait that long, you can stock up on gifts at Walgreen's Christmas Day.

If you missed closing time on all of these, well you may have to settle for truck stop and convenience store gifts.  When in doubt, go with lottery tickets, who knows, your loved ones might get lucky.

Amarillo Botanical Garden's Christmas in The Garden

Christmas time something magical happens at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens, over a million lights decorate the grounds of this majestic place.

Every year they open the gates over the holidays and thousands of people come through to see this magical holiday world.

If you have never experienced the Amarillo Botanical Gardens' Christmas in the Gardens, you are missing a magical Christmas experience complete with Santa Claus.

We'll give you a sneak peek and a tour of Christmas in the Gardens.