Free Parking this Christmas

Free Parking this Christmas

We are encouraging people to shop local this Christmas with free parking opportunities across its town centres.

What’s great about our town centres?

Karl Battersby, Strategic Director Economy & Infrastructure said:

“Whether you are looking for the perfect present for a friend or relative, or a specific ingredient for a party – our town centres are home to a range of independent shops and market stalls that you just won’t find in an out of town shopping centre.

“There are also plenty of well-known shops and an array of places to stop for a drink or something to eat.

Contribute to our local economy

Karl added:

“By visiting your local town this Christmas you’re not only supporting independent retailers,  you are also supporting all your friends and family who work in retail and hospitality, and helping boost the Kirklees economy.

“To make it even easier to spend time in our towns this year, the council is offering free parking sessions in our car parks and on-street parking spaces in Dewsbury, Holmfirth, and Huddersfield.”

When can I park for free?


Free Parking in Dewsbury will be available on:

Wednesday 4 December from 2pm
Wednesday 11 December from 2pm
Wednesday 18 December from noon
Saturday 21 December from noon.

You can also park for free all day at our Cliffe Street Car Park on Saturday 7 December for the Dewsbury Christmas Lights switch on.


In Holmfirth people will be able to enjoy some retail therapy and park for free on:

Friday 6 December from noon
Friday 13 December from noon
Friday 20 December from noon
Saturday 14 December from noon
Saturday 21 December from noon.


Huddersfield shoppers can shop till they drop with free parking on:

Thursday 5 December from 3pm
Thursday 12 December from 3pm
Thursday 19 December from 3pm
Saturday 7 December from 2pm
Saturday 14 December from 2pm
Saturday 21 December from 2pm.

What about the rest of Kirklees?

Our other town centres already offer free parking year-round, and they each have their own unique character, so if you fancy trying something different why not visit somewhere new and see what they have on offer.  Visit our towns

In addition to shopping, there are lots of Christmas themed events taking place across Kirklees, you can learn more about these and find other useful information about Christmas in Kirklees on our website.


  • Same as last year. From 2pm and 3pm is far too late to attract shoppers – no favours for shopkeepers here. It needs to include mornings.

  • By 2 or 3pm, most shoppers are looking forward to going home, not just getting started. If Kirklees really wants to attract shoppers, just make the parking free those days, all day.

  • A nice gesture but if you’re going to offer a freebie then make it worth while. To offer afternoons and after 2 and 3 is a bit of a joke

  • From 2pm or 3pm Free car parking in Huddersfield ….lol.
    I will be going to medowhall or Trafford centre ..Thanks Kirklees council for NOTHING …..

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