Kirklees Council is offering free parking in its car parks and on-street in the run-up to Christmas.

Cabinet member for regeneration, Clr Peter McBride, said: “This year, with no restrictions in place, we can once again enjoy the fun and excitement of the build up to Christmas and we’re offering free parking so people can enjoy shopping, dining and all the Christmas events that are taking place across Kirklees.

“We have a wealth of national, local and independent retailers in our town centres and we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat and drink.

“By shopping local, we are not only supporting retailers and friends and family who work in retail, but also helping our towns to thrive.”

Free parking is available as follows:


Free parking 12pm-6pm on Saturday November 27 and Saturday December 4, Saturday December 11 and Saturday December 18.


Free parking between 12pm-4pm on Friday December 10, Saturday December 11, Friday December 17, Saturday December 18 and Friday December 24.

Christmas in Holmfirth above by: SEAN DOYLE. Main image of St George’s Square by: FRAN WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY


All day free parking on Saturday December 4 to coincide with Christmas lights switch on and free parking between 1pm-6pm on Saturday December 11 and Saturday December 18.

Free Christmas parking applies to all Pay & Display car parks and on-street parking places in Huddersfield, Holmfirth and Dewsbury and maximum stay still applies.

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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 the council’s website.