“Panic Week,” the last full week before Christmas, is “massive for local retailers in Dayton,” and the Saturday before Christmas is the top revenue day of the entire year for stores across the region, Womply officials said in a release.
Dave Duebber, general manager of the Dayton Mall, said his retail center is “gearing up for a huge final push.”
This weekend will be “a very busy weekend for Christmas shopping and is traditionally the busiest time for jewelry stores in particular,” Duebber said. “Many retailers are running their final sales promotions before Christmas, so there are a lot of tremendous deals to be found for shoppers. We are expecting very heavy and steady traffic from now through Christmas Eve. We would encourage shoppers to take advantage of the extended hours either by coming out earlier in the morning or later at night if they want to avoid the big crowds.”
The Dayton Mall’s opening and closing hours extend by one hour today when the retail center will open at 8 a.m. and close at 11 p.m. Those extended hours will continue each day through Monday. The mall’s department stores have also extended their hours as well, some as late as midnight, Duebber said.
On Christmas Eve day, Dec. 24, the Dayton Mall will open at 7 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. The mall is closed Christmas Day, and will reopen at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26.
The Mall at Fairfield Commons’ holiday hours are identical to the Dayton Mall’s.
The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek also is extending hours. It will be open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday Dec. 22, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
“Traffic has been exceptional this holiday shopping season, and we are looking forward to another large shopping weekend with Super Saturday,” Kelli Jett, The Greene’s marketing director, said. “The weather forecast is perfect for holiday shopping.”
At Cincinnati Premium Outlets in Monroe is hosting what it calls the “Ultimate Holiday Outlet Sale” through Tuesday, which “provides shoppers discounts on top of everyday savings of up to 65 percent off over 100 sought-after brands,” a spokeswoman for the retail center said.
Extended hours for Cincinnati Premium Outlets will be 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday Dec. 22, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve.
IF YOU GO…
Dayton Mall and Mall Fairfield Commons
8 a.m. to 11 p.m. through Monday
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve
The Greene Town Center
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve.
Cincinnati Premium Outlets
9 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve.