Free car parking (in selected District Council car parks) on Christmas shopping nights in Stratford

Released on 12 November 2018 Archived Press Release

Stratford News

Residents and visitors to Stratford-upon-Avon will not have to pay for car parking in selected District Council car parks in the town on four Thursday evenings in the run-up to Christmas.

Stratford-on-Avon District Council is offering free parking in all Stratford District Council town centre car parks (excluding Bridgeway Multi-Storey and Bridgeway Surface) on the dates listed below:

  • Thursday 22 November 4pm to midnight (Christmas lights switch-on)
  • Thursday 29 November 4pm to midnight
  • Please note - no market and no free parking on Thursday 6 December - due to the Stratford-upon-Avon Victorian Christmas Market on Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December
  • Thursday 13 December 4pm to midnight
  • Thursday 20 December 4pm to midnight

The participating District Council car parks are:

Please note that not all town centre cars parks are Stratford District Council car parks - please check first.

Cllr Mike Brain, Services for the Community Portfolio says: "This is very popular with shoppers and retailers. We have run this free-parking offer for a number of years and it is one way the District Council can help support local businesses. 

"It is important that we support the town's traders and not only encourage our residents to shop locally but also encourage others to travel into the area and experience the wonder of Stratford-upon-Avon at Christmas time with the beautiful Christmas lights and superb festive market. I really hope people take advantage of this offer, which will benefit everyone from residents to traders and those from outside the district who might choose to visit.  We want to make Stratford-upon-Avon the place of choice for people to come and do their Christmas shopping."


Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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