MONCTON, NB – Christmas shopping is now in the home stretch and stores and malls are reporting brisk business.

Steve Clerke, owner of Gifts Galore in downtown Moncton, says his store has been enjoying record sales this holiday season with customers from all over.

“I think in our 27 years of being on Main Street, it is our busiest year.  We’re up considerably this year and the traffic is so much higher this year as well.”

Clerke says he has noticed shoppers seem to be buying more traditional Christmas gifts this year such as nativity scenes.