There were Black Friday sales in some shops in Abingdon today, particularly the clothes shops. The town felt busier than usual at Friday lunchtime. However more people probably took part in the online sales. That will mean more trucks bringing goods to people in the days ahead.
Saturday sees the Christmas Extravaganza, a real chance to buy locally. The parade is at 12:00. Lights get switched on at 5:30. There is lots more going on, including a Fairtrade and Craft Fair at St Ethlewolds.