It is the start of the busiest shopping weekend of the year.

There are only two days left until Christmas, and for many people, Friday’s snow storm kept them away from the malls.

Many last minute shoppers got an early start to their holiday shopping on Saturday at Bayshore Shopping Centre.

“I’m in the worst possible position,” laughed Penny. She still had to buy most her gifts. “I’ve got too much going on and not enough time for shopping.”

Shoppers who arrived early had an easy time finding a parking space, did not have to wait in long line-ups at cash registers and were able to beat the crowds.

“I got more done in one hour than I have the last six weeks,” Jennifer told 1310News. “It’s not as busy and I knew what I was coming to buy.”