With Christmas drawing ever nearer area shopping centers and stores are seeing big crowds looking for those last-minute gifts and discounted bargains.  Saturday shopping at the Oakdale Mall in Johnson City was busy throughout the day.

Mall shoppers were again treated to Christmas and holiday music to help get or keep them in a buying spirit.  At Center Court the Echoes Jazz Trio and the Impressions Jazz Duo performed.  Many shoppers took a break from the hustle and bustle of searching for gifts and stopped to relax and listen to the entertainment.

Scheduled to perform on Sunday is the group Jorden & the Wombats and then on Christmas Eve Day Jim Ford will entertain last minute shoppers.

During the course of the holiday shopping season both the Oakdale Mall's Center Court and the area outside the J.C. Penney store entrance have been the locations for the holiday "sounds of the seasons".  For more information on the holiday entertainment schedule go to:

oakdalemall.com