Shoppers pack Carousel Center in Syracuse on biggest shopping day
Back to Main MenuWeather HomeToday Forecast5 Day ForecastSchool Event ClosuresBack to air max trainers Main MenuCrime Safety HomePolice BlotterReported CrimesCity of SyracuseNorth Suburbs Oswego CountyEast Suburbs Madison CountyWest Suburbs Cayuga CountyCNY TrafficBack to Main MenuEntertainment HomeCNY RestaurantsMovies Times NewsCNY Events Calend air max trainers arCNY Music SceneCNY Arts TheaterCNY FestivalsCNY Tickets on SaleTV News ListingsNew York State FairCelebrity NewsBack to Main MenuPhotos HomePhoto EssaysBuy Photo ReprintsYour PhotosBack to Main MenuVideos HomeNews VideosSports VideosHigh School Sports VideosEntertainment VideosLiving VideosView full sizeJohn Berry / The Post StandardGary Jarvis of Ogdensburg traveled to Carousel Center Saturday with his wife, Nancy, to do some Christmas shopping. “She’s shopping, ” Jarvis laughed. today. Sunday.And in between: Christmas shopping at Carousel Center.a fun thing we do every year, Patterson said.The friends used to make their annual shopping trip on the first weekend in December, but for one reason or another over time, the date got pushed back to the third weekend.third week, the sales are as good as those after Christmas, Patterson said.The two said they found some good bargains: Patterson said she spent $150 at JCPenney and saved $250; Lyng spent $119 and saved $190.Sisters Kristie and Megan Arnone of Brewerton are among those who wait to hit the stores on the last weekend, in part of look for last minute sales, and in part because the timing is right.The two are college students, one in Potsdam and the other in Buffalo. is a time to be together and shop for our family, Kristie Arnone said.Across the country, the Saturday before Christmas is traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year.In the final days before Christmas, many people have plenty of shopping to do. An American Express Spending Saving Tracker survey released this week said air max trainers 84 percent of consumers still have th air max trainers ings to buy. More than a third said they have longer lists compared to last year and will buy pricier gifts.Carole Smith of Baldwinsville is normally done with her Christmas shopping by now, but the relentless snow of the last few weeks threw her schedule out of whack.Smith said Saturday she rather be home with a cup of tea and a good book, but instead found herself at Carousel. She had been dreading the trip: the parking hassles, the lines and the crowds, she said.