On the 6th of November 2020, London's famous Oxford Street Christmas lights will be turned on to welcome shoppers from all over the country and the world even, and retailers are hoping people will come out in their droves to make up for what has been a dismal year for retail.
Aside from having the disposable income, retailers are hoping that there won't be any other reason why we don't come and soak up the atmosphere and enjoy some retail therapy.
The only other potential spanner in the works is the fact that we all have to wear face coverings, which for some may take the shine out of the experience.
We say - NO! Don't let that stop you. Instead why not get creative and seek out some festive/christmas face coverings so that you look the part when trawling through the great deals that there no doubt will be on offer.
As well as your face covering, don't forget to sanitise your hands before and after entering each store you visit to ensure that you are shopping safely to protect yourself and others.
There are going to be huge deals both online and on the high street but due to covid-19, it's clearly going to be a bumper Christmas for online retailers.
That's great, who doesn't like the convenience of online shopping? However, we've all done enough sitting around and staring at a screen this year already so why not take the opportunity to hit the great outdoors and breathe in some winter fresh air, take in the atmosphere of the Christmas decorations and nab yourself something nice on the high street this Christmas.
In fact, high street shopping may be your only source of festive fun this year because clearly, Christmas parties are going to be shelved and potentially Christmas get togethers too, if your region is classed as at 'High Risk'.
If you are exempt from wearing face coverings for whatever reason then obviously you won't need to wear one but it may make your shopping experience more pleasant for you and others if you wear an exemption badge while travelling and even in stores.
Hope you make the most of the run up to Christmas 2020 and fingers crossed, 2021 will be a better year for us all.