Every Christmas millions of shoppers flood to Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City to shop for gifts, visit Santa or to grab a coffee with friends. But what does it take to prepare for the festive season at two of Europe’s biggest shopping destinations?
From thousands of deliveries to hundreds of children’s choirs, we look at the incredible numbers behind a Westfield Christmas.
2.5… the average number of hours men will wait for their wives and girlfriends while Christmas shopping
12… the number of people it takes to make a Zatchels boutique bag
75… the number of languages which will be spoken by Westfield staff and visitors over Christmas
91.5… metres of gift wrap used at Anthropologie’s store at The Village, Westfield London in one day over the festive period
150… Westfield Presents live bands will perform at both centres to entertain festive shoppers
696… Extended shopping hours at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City in December
1600… Local children will sing with their school choirs at both centres in the lead up to Christmas
868…. miles will be walked by Westfield’s Centre Managers in December
2,009… the number of miles from Westfield to the North Pole
2,500… expected number of Christmas Jumpers to be worn at both centres on Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day
5,000… the number of Christmas themed products available at Westfield London
7,500… staff will be working on the busiest day at Westfield London, 21 December
9,500… parking spaces in total at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City
13,000… Nando’s chickens will sell in December
27,500 … lorries will pass through the delivery bays of Westfield London and Westfield Stratford during December
40,000… skaters expected to enjoy the rink at Westfield London
52,000… children will visit Santa’s Grotto at both centres
800,000… cups of coffee will be served at Westfield London over the Christmas period
203,000… GBP for the most expensive item available at Westfield London - the Omega Tourbillon watch.
1,659,960… the number of Christmas songs that will be played at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City
Myf Ryan, Director of Marketing, UK & Europe said: “Christmas is a busy and exciting time at Westfield and these figures certainly paint an impressive picture of the scale of activity and festivities that our retailers, local community and shoppers are enjoying during the festive season.”