BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Thousands took to the Mall of Louisiana the night before Christmas Eve to check off their list.

“I am last minute to every event I go to and Christmas for sure is last minute shopping I will do,” said Calvin Pickett, said one shopper.

“It’s been a blast, looks like I am not the only one last minute,” said Charles Booth.

Shoppers took to the mall in their winter gear during an arctic blast. The shopping continued no matter the temperature outside.

“Looks to me like they were scared to come out in the cold. They didn’t know if it’s gonna be cold or hot this morning. Since they have seen a little sunlight, they falling up in here, you know,” said Booth.

Some tell me online shopping has become their new norm. But, coming to the stores will never get old.

“It’s been really busy. I mean the parking lots are packed. We were surprised we found something,” said Kimberly Glindo.

The Mall of Louisiana will be open on Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Officials at the Mall of Louisiana tell me the shopping mayhem will continue after the holidays, with returns and more sales.