Free festive parking in Scarborough and Whitby

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Christmas shoppers and people visiting restaurants and cafés for festive meet ups will be able to enjoy free car parking at selected times during December in Scarborough and Whitby.

We are supporting the retail and hospitality sectors by suspending charges in some of our off-street car parks from 3pm on Thursday 1, 8, 15 and 22 December, and from 11am to 4pm on Sunday 4, 11 and 18 December.

In Scarborough the free parking offer applies to the following off-street car parks: Castle Road, Falconers Road, Friarsway, North Terrace, St Nicholas Parade, St Thomas Street, Victoria Road, Westwood and William Street.

In Whitby, free parking will be available at Church Street, Cliff Street, Marina Back, Marina Front, Endeavour Wharf and St Hilda’s Terrace car parks.

Charges will apply in all other car parks and to on-street parking.

The car parks we own in Filey and the borough’s coastal villages are already free at this time of year.

We are hoping that for those who cannot walk or take public transport to the town centres, the free parking will encourage them to spend their Christmas pounds locally instead of travelling further afield or paying for online deliveries.

Location information for all our car parks is available on the parking pages of this website.

Councillor Tony Randerson, cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said:

"As the cost of living crisis continues, our communities are facing another challenging year where every penny counts. This is especially true during the festive season when finances are further stretched.

"I hope our free parking offer goes some way to easing the burden on those preparing for Christmas, helps to support local businesses and provides some much needed festive cheer."