There are just two shopping days before Christmas and the region's retailers are expecting it to be a busy time.
Many of the big high street chains have launched sales in a bid to draw in those last-minute shoppers.
The Grafton Centre in Cambridge says footfall is up on last Christmas.
Passengers have been flocking in their droves to the region's airports as many start the great Christmas getaway.
Stansted Airport in Essex are expecting over 50,000 people to use the terminal today.
Head of Terminal, Anita Harrison, says that it's an incredibly busy period.
"Over the course of this week, we've got three quarters of a million passengers travelling out, and today we're got just under 60,000 movements in and out of the terminal.
"Obviously, it's quite a busy day for us. A real kick off to the Christmas period."
The region's roads, railways and airports are expected to be busy today for the start of the Christmas getaway.
The busiest time on the roads will be from midday.
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The first is from 2009 when Becky and Jonathan visited Dunston Hall Hotel complete with Turkey, games and a choir!
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More rain is expected on the final day of 2012 - a year which has been confirmed as the wettest ever in East Anglia.
There are still 3 Flood Warnings and 10 Flood Alerts in places across the Anglia region after a festive season dominated by heavy rain.
For the latest flooding information check the Environment Agency website.