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Free Christmas parking in Preston City Centre

Published: 31 October 2022

Car in snow with Christmas tree on roof

Park for free this festive period.

Come and visit Preston's high street for all your Christmas needs. This year, Preston City Council are offering free parking in two of their city centre car parks, helping make your Christmas shopping that little bit easier. The University of Central Lancashire (Uclan) and Lancashire County Council will also be providing parking free of charge on specific dates over November and December.

So, wrap up and head over to the city centre this Christmas. Whether you're looking to shop, eat out or attend one of the city's festive events (such as the annual Christmas Light Switch On), Preston has it covered.

Trinity Square and Penny Street car parks 

Preston City Council are offering free parking at both Trinity Square and Penny Street car parks on the following dates and times:

DayDateFree from time

Saturday

19 November (Christmas Lights Switch On)2pm
Sunday4 December All day
Sunday11 DecemberAll day
Wednesday14 December3pm
Thursday15 December3pm
Sunday18 DecemberAll day
Monday - Friday19 - 23 DecemberFree after 3pm
Saturday24 DecemberFree after midday

 

For more information about these car parks, such as disabled parking, visit Preston City Council - City Centre car parks.

Arthur Street car park

Lancashire County Council are offering free parking at Arthur Street car park on the following dates and times:

DayDateFree from time

Saturday

19 November (Christmas Lights Switch On)2pm
Sunday4 December All day
Sunday11 DecemberAll day
Wednesday14 December3pm
Thursday15 December3pm
Sunday18 DecemberAll day
Monday - Saturday19 - 24 DecemberAll day

 

For more information about the car park visit myringgo - Arthur Street car park.

UCLan city centre car parks

UCLan are offering free parking across their city centre car parks on the following dates and times:

DayDateFree from time
Sunday4 December All day 
Sunday11 DecemberAll day
Sunday18 DecemberAll day

Monday - Saturday

19 - 24 DecemberAll day


For a map of the campus with parking locations see Icon for pdf UCLan Preston Campus map [239.46KB].

Shopping and eating out in Preston

When visiting Preston for your Christmas shopping, make sure to check out our shopping section and our food and drink directory for inspiration on shops and venues that aren't to be missed.

Map address for free Christmas parking car parks

Artur Street car park, Preston, PR1 8XB
Penny Street car park, Penny Street, Preston, PR1 1YP
Trinity Square car park, Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2EU
University of Central Lancashire, Fylde Rd, Preston PR1 2HE

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