Parking Spots Hard to Find for Christmas Eve Shoppers
HOLYOKE, Mass (WGGB) — Most of us had some last-minute errands and shopping to do this Christmas Eve, just hours ahead of many holiday gatherings.
But with packed parking lots at the Holyoke Mall, the task gets quite a bit harder.
From California to Texas and all over the map…drivers try to squeeze into one lot.
Nobody said a quick mall trip would be easy.
“It’s chaos in there,” said one tired shopper.
Circling in and out, all around without a space to spare. Hurry up, wait, then zip on in.
It’s all about coming with a strategy.
“You got to kind of keep your eye out, read where people are going,” said Matt Goldstein as he looked for a space to park his car.
For others, it’s more of some holiday good fortune.
“I was very lucky, one car was pulling back and I saw the spot and it’s my lucky day,” said Iwona Szweda of Springfield.
Test to prove the point— after we moved our news vehicle out of a parking spot, it only took about 2 seconds for another car to swoop in and take it.
And the exclusive front row spots go even quicker.