Shoppers will be able to enjoy six free parking Sundays in the run-up to Christmas – starting with this Sunday’s highly-anticipated lights switch on.

The Council are offering free all day Sunday parking in Sheffield City Council on-street pay and display bays and car parks from Sunday 18 November to Sunday 23 December.

It means parking will be free for the Christmas lights switch on 18 November.

The offer was devised in conjunction with the council’s city centre management team, Sheffield BID and city centre retailers group.

Councillor Jack Scott, the Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Development, said:

“For the second year running, I’m delighted we are able to make this extra incentive available for people to enjoy our brilliant city centre at Christmas. Our city centre is bustling, lively and festive and I want as many people as possible to enjoy it.

“Although we always encourage people to choose alternative forms of transport wherever possible, we know that this offer will be gratefully received by many.”

The city centre will have so much going on over the festive season, including the well-established Christmas markets on Fargate, the returning THORS Viking tipi bar in the Peace Gardens, and a programme of festive family events happening in the Moor market as well as Sheffield BID’s Santa’s Post Office and Christmas Trail.

All pay and display parking in the city centre will be free on the six Sundays leading up to Christmas 2018 (18 and 25 November and 2, 9, 16 and 23 December 2018)