Conn. (WTNH) — No matter how hard some people try, last-minute shoppers wind up heading to the stores on Dec. 24. It was no different this year, even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Shoppers at Wooden Toy shop in Wethersfield said they chose the mom-and-pop store because they wanted to support local and small businesses during these yard times.

Shoppers at Munson’s told News 8 the high-end chocolate shop is perfect for last-minute, delicious chocolates for any sweets lover in your life.

For more on these shops and what shoppers had to say on Christmas Eve, watch the video above.