Thousands of Christmas shoppers jam Merida’s Downtown

Merida's Downtown crowded with people searching their christmas grifts (Photo: SIPSE, Milenio Novedades)

MERIDA – According to Municipal Police of Mérida (PMM), around 8,300 people per hour arrived at the Historic Center of Merida over the weekend to make their purchases for Christmas festivities, including toys, clothes, shoes and Christmas preparations in general.

The police department in charge of monitoring the streets of the city and providing security to the citizens estimated a total influx of 300 thousand people during this weekend.

Merida’s Downtown crowded with people searching for their Christmas grifts. (Photo: SIPSE, Milenio Novedades)

The director of the PMM, Mario Arturo Romero Escalante, said that for these dates up to 300 thousand people come to the Historical Center of the city and many of them are families from different locations in Yucatan, or neighboring states like Campeche, that come here in search of low prices.

The estimations indicated that there were eight thousand 300 people per hour coming to the downtown, to make their purchases at the shopping centers and department stores located in the zone.

The municipal authority said that since Friday December 8th, the Historical Center received 100 thousand people per day and that next weekend, it is also expected a significant number of locals and visitors, in search of acquiring their Christmas gifts in advance.