Records set duringfestive trade for Trinity Walk and The Ridings

Shoppers at Trinity Walk
Shoppers at Trinity Walk

RECORD numbers of shoppers hunted for gifts in the city centre this Christmas.

Trinity Walk said more than 750,000 shoppers visited during the three weeks leading up to Christmas.

Their busiest day was Friday, December 21, when there were 57,000 visitors.

And Boxing Day sales drew in 40,000 shoppers.

Peter Clark, Trinity Walk’s new centre manager, said the figures showed a 22.7 per cent increase over last year.

He said: “We are thrilled at the number of visitors across the festive period. We have had great feedback from our shoppers and hope that 2013 will be another fantastic year.”

The Ridings said there were more than 1m visitors in the four weeks leading up to Christmas and that car parks were full every weekend.

Centre manager Barbara Winston said: “The Ridings had a fantastic Christmas trading period. The lights switch-on kick-started the busy festive period with a record breaking crowd. Our Christmas Yorkshire market was also our biggest one held to date, with over 40 stallholders attending.”