I've uploaded some of my photos which take in Westgate, Margate and Westwood Cross on to Flickr and you can find these here.
I can't admit to seeing as many people shopping as I would have expected at the peak time of the retail season but judge for yourselves!
My apologies for the quality as they are not as sharp as I would wish. The light is very poor today and the best my camera could offer for a high-speed aerial setting was ASA 500. I'm tasked with going over Bluewater for one of the daily papers on Boxing Day and so I'm hoping for rather better conditions then.