Good thing I didn't experience a lot of stress and chaos this year because of shopping and planning early. I really intended that way to avoid the chaos in the shops and pickpockets too. Speaking of pickpockets I have seen in the TV last week a feature on how to save guards our wallet.
wallet owners attach them to their belts with small chains or place the
wallet in an inside pocket which cannot be easily reached without the
owner noticing. Another anti-pickpocket strategy is to replace the
traditional leather wallet with one of the newer design thin wallets,
effectively concealing the wallets location from would be pickpockets.
Some travelers also replace wallets with money belts, to further conceal
and protect their belongings.