Free Christmas parking dates in North Norfolk

Every town in North Norfolk has chosen two days of free parking over the festive period.

North Norfolk District Council has decided once again to waive the parking charges before Christmas. This year the free parking period will run on various dates between November 24 and December 23.

The decision supported North Norfolk’s businesses and traders by encouraging people to buy their Christmas gifts and supplies in their local towns. At a crucial time of year for the retail community, it was also a gesture of goodwill for the festive season in response to requests from businesses, said a spokesman.

Posters will be put up in all relevant car parks giving the information for the individual towns. On the days themselves, payment machines will be covered to make sure people understand they do not need to pay.

The free weekend car parking sessions will be:

•             North Walsham – November 24 and December 1

•             Cromer – December 1 and 8

•             Fakenham – December 15 and 22

•             Stalham – December 2 and 8

•             Wells – November 24 and December 8

•             Holt – December 16 and 23

•             Sheringham – December 1 and 8



Free parking for Remembrance and Christmas

Parking in North Norfolk District Council car parks will be free on Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 13 November) and on dates in the run-up to Christmas.

As in 2014 and 2015 the council has decided to waive parking fees all day on Remembrance Sunday, meeting local community wishes and parking will be free all day on Sunday, November 13.

Tom FitzPatrick Leader of North Norfolk District Council said: “It is important to many people in our communities that they mark Remembrance Sunday and all those fallen in conflicts around the world. We hope this gesture by the council can make the paying of respects and attendance of remembrance ceremonies that bit easier by not having to worry about change or overstaying their time.”

Free car parking will be also provided across the district to encourage more people to come and shop in town centres in the run-up to Christmas.

The free weekend car parking sessions will be at:

  • North Walsham – Saturday 26th November and Saturday 24th December
  • Cromer – Saturday 3rd December and 10th December
  • Fakenham – Saturday 3rd December and Sunday 4th December
  • Stalham – Saturday 10th December and Sunday 11th December
  • Wells – Saturday 3rd December and Sunday 4th December
  • Holt – Sunday 11th December and Sunday 18th December
  • Sheringham – Saturday 17th December and Sunday 18th December

Mr FitzPatrick said: “Encouraging more people into the high street is vital and these free Christmas car parking weekends are designed to do just that and make shopping less stressful by shopping locally.”

The dates were agreed following consultation with the town councils.