Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Shoppers out Early This Festive Season

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Shoppers out Early This Festive Season

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Byline: Meghan Harris meghan.harris@thechronicle.com.au

THE silly season is here and as Christmas draws near Toowoomba residents are packing into the city's shopping centres.

Toowoomba Plaza was bustling with people at the weekend, with customers getting in early to get their Christmas shopping done.

Amanda Auld and Morgan Vaughan travelled from Goondiwindi to Toowoomba to buy their gifts.

Mr Vaughan said he was glad to get the majority of his shopping done in one go.

"Our Christmas shopping is going really well. We finished it really quickly," he said.

"We were able to pick up most of the things we needed at Kmart and now only need to get a few bits and pieces."

He said the shopping centres were noticeably busier.

"It's definitely busier than any other time of year but I know it's just going to get crazier as it gets closer to Christmas."

"I don't mind the rush because it's nice to see the centre and the shoppers in the festive spirit. …

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