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Prestfest and FamilyFest boost city centre visitor numbers to Preston

Posted on - 3rd November, 2014 - 9:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, City Centre, Events, Kid's stuff, News, Nightlife, Preston City Centre
Zombie flashmob in a Preston bar

Zombie flashmob in a Preston bar

Two city centre events have helped boost the number of people visiting Preston.

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Prestfest, with its Halloween-themed street entertainers, saw 14 per cent more people in the city than a normal Saturday night.

The FamilyFest films on the Flag Market, which included Frozen, helped bring an extra 9 per cent more people into Preston.

Entertainers at the FamilyFest

Entertainers at the FamilyFest

Organised by Preston Business Improvement District the figures come from retailers, bars and restaurants in the city.

Chairman of Preston BID John Boydell said: “It shows the value of staging these events to give people another reason to come shopping or for a night out in Preston.

“Whether you run a nightclub or a pub, a clothes shop or a bakery, all traders recognise customers have choice over where they spend their money, so the BID is doing its bit to differentiate the city from the rest.

“Fortunately, businesses have taken advantage of this spike with great offers and customer service which will make people think of Preston when they are thinking of going shopping or for a night out.”

PrestFest took place on Friday and Saturday with venues putting on special events throughout the weekend and £1,000 given away at bars, clubs and restaurants to lucky Prestonians.

Did you attend either event? What did you think? Would you like to see more events like this? Let us know in the comments below

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