Department stores across Middle Georgia are preparing for the big crowds this weekend. Hundreds of shoppers are at the Macon Mall and other retail stores getting their last minute shopping done. Shoppers at the Target on Presidential Parkway were getting toys, cloths and electronics.
"You know you always have little final things to get for the nieces and nephews" said shopper Kathryn Millard.
"Electronics have been huge for us but especially the Kindle Readers. All of those things have been popular for us this season and we have been able to have them in stock for all of our guests" said Lauren Barnett, Executive Team Leader at Target.
A lot of stores will still be open on Christmas Eve. Target on presidential parkway will open at 7am and close at 9pm.
This holiday season a non-profit organization wants you to think blue.
C.O.P.S, Concerns of Police Survivors, created "Project Blue Light," to encourage community members to place a blue light in their windows as a sign of respect for officers who have died in the line of duty, and to recognize those who are committed to protecting and serving.
Brenda Parker, board member of C.O.P.S is on a mission blue light by blue light.
A new partnership in Georgia will provide motorists with instant weather notifications. State transportation officials say they'll use about 120 electronic billboards to display emergency messages about severe weather. The partnership between the state and the advertising industry is the first of its kind in the U.S. Organizers say details are still being worked out, but they hope to launch the system at the start of the new year.