THIS video gives an idea of just how packed Parliament Street was at times today as York's beautiful Christmas market attracted huge crowds.

It took our reporter - and everyone else in a long line of pedestrians - a minute to shuffle along a short stretch of the city centre street near Marks & Spencers during the afternoon.

It was even more crowded in the aisle between two rows of stalls in the market.

But at least the crowd managed to keep moving - sources have suggested that people could hardly move for up to ten minutes in the street last Saturday.

Shoppers were mostly patient and good-natured today, with just the occasional grumble.

*Enochlophobia means a fear of crowds.