Local stores seeing a surge in shoppers as Christmas approaches

Hampden County

Shopping areas are seeing a surge in customers as Christmas gets closer.

The Riverdale shops in West Springfield is easy to access from I-90 and I-91, and has stores like Kohl’s and Guitar Center that can be a big draw during the holiday season.

Drivers told 22News the influx of shoppers has added a few extra minutes to their commute down Riverdale Street.

“Little congested. I was riding out to Costco this afternoon, after lunch a little bit. Usually you see that amount of traffic on Saturday. It’s been pretty congested,” said Peter Ellis of Agawam.

Shops like Kohl’s have extended their hours for the holiday season, so shopping at off hours could help you beat some of the crowds.

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