The Christmas season is upon us, and if you aren't doing your shopping online, chances are you'll be heading out to at least one of a number of shopping centers or the mall this holiday season.

Unfortunately, not everyone is in the Christmas spirit and some may be looking to make you a victim.

The Lubbock Police Department posted on both Facebook and Twitter some tips on how to stay safe while you are out shopping.

The big thing to remember is to always be aware of your surroundings. Be alert and aware while following LPD's tips and you should be just fine.