£1 Christmas Parking in Blackpool

Blackpool is to benefit from discounted parking to encourage people to shop local this Christmas.


The campaign starts on Saturday 30 November when the majority of council-owned car parks across Blackpool* will be free to use. Come along and celebrate National Small Business Saturday and the Christmas Lights Switch-On event in St John’s Square.

Throughout December, residents and out-of-town visitors will be able to park for just £1 for any three-hour period on:

  • Central,
  • East Topping Street and
  • West Street car parks in the town centre.
  • (*Note: The November 30 free parking offer excludes Talbot multi-storey, Tower Street and Filey Place).

It starts on Saturday 30 November, which is National Small Business Saturday and the day of Blackpool’s Christmas Lights Switch-On in St John’s Square. It runs until January 1 inclusive. The £1 parking offer is being funded by Blackpool Council and the Town Centre BID.

Please use the offers on Christmas parking in Blackpool and shop local

Cllr Mark Smith, Blackpool Council’s Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Development, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce discounted car parking throughout the month of December on three of our main town centre car parks.

“We are also delighted to add another bonus by way of free use of the majority of our car parks on Small Business Saturday on November 30. This will give people throughout the town an opportunity to support their local shops and businesses, as well as giving people an extra incentive to watch the Christmas lights switch on in the town centre.

“We hope that will encourage residents to shop in their own town centre this Christmas and will also provide an attractive deal for visitors coming from out-of-town.”

Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights switch-on event, which has been organised by the Town Centre BID, will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 30 November with a special guest appearance by TV personality, Scarlett Moffatt.

Ryan Skyrme, BID Operations Manager, added: “Blackpool town centre has a great deal to offer to shoppers with a vastly-improved range of cafes and restaurants, as well as a mix of independent and national brands.

“We hope the discounted parking offer will be a great incentive for people to not just shop in Blackpool this Christmas, but also enjoy some of the fantastic entertainment that is on offer at our theatres and venues.”

Enjoy Christmas entertainment

See a number of top-quality Christmas productions in and around the town centre. Including the Peter Pan pantomime at the Grand Theatre; Horrible Christmas at the Opera House; and Pinocchio at The Blackpool Tower Circus.

In addition, there’s a wide range of Christmas shows and party nights at leading venues such as Viva.

For full details of all the Christmas shows and entertainment in Blackpool, take a look at the Visit Fylde Coast events calendar.

Please Support Blackpool Town Centre

Please support Blackpool town centre during the festive season.

Offers on Christmas parking in Blackpool are to encourage you to do your festive shopping in town. Benefit from the diverse range of both small firms and bigger retailers.