Shop tills across Derry are expected to go into overdrive as the final shopping weekend before Christmas arrives.
Despite the ongoing financial chill, retailers are expecting a real surge in trade this weekend as the last minute buyers hit the streets.
City Centre Initiative Manager Jim Roddy says there’s been a great atmosphere in Derry’s retail districts in the past few weeks.
“I’ve been hearing some very positive feedback from retailers, despite the economic climate,” he said.
“There has been a lot of effort put in this year by all the partners and agencies involved to ensure the city is putting its best foot forward... As a city, Derry can’t be beat.”