The Hunter's major shopping centres will stay open later tonight with Christmas just around the corner.
Both Charlestown Square and Stockland Greenhills will trade until midnight tonight.
Westfield Kotara is open until 10pm, and Stockland Jesmond will remain open until 9pm tonight.
While all four will trade during Boxing Day.
Meantime we're being warned be patient while looking for a park, with the NRMA reporting a 20% increase in car park crashes across NSW during December.
Thursdays and Fridays have been identified as the worst days for car park accidents.