Crowds of shoppers in Baton Rouge share their Christmas experience in 2020

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- The end of Christmas does not mean the end of Christmas shopping.

After Christmas sales and exchanges took Baton Rouge residents to the shopping centers.

“I am spending Christmas money,” shopper Maylen Mire said. “It is weird because of COVID, but we are making the most out of it.”

Some shoppers say they don’t mind shopping in crowds because they feel safe with COVID-19 mitigations.

“I feel if we keep our mask on and keep our social distance, wash our hands and be careful in the store, I think we will be safe,” shopper Lae Sheilds said,

The parking lot at the Mall of Louisiana found itself packed on Dec.26. However, some retailers were surprised at the outcome.

“It’s crazy how many people have come in,” Alayna Emory, works at Loft said. ““People have been a little aggressive today. The day after Christmas, you know. And I wouldn’t really expect that.”

Her store has a small number of shoppers allowed inside due to limited capacity, creating lines out the door to shop.

Emory expects the pushing and shoving crowds until holiday sales end during the start of the new year.

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