Where to park for free in Preston to do your Christmas shopping

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Details of free parking in Preston over Christmas have been revealed.

Preston city centre will be sprinkled with Christmas cheer on Saturday November 25 for the annual Christmas Concert and Lights Switch On on the city’s Flag Market.

Now organisers and council chiefs have revealed details of free parking.

They are: Market Hall Carpark: Saturday November 25, 5pm untl midnight; Thursday December 7 - Saturday December 9, 5pm until midnight; Sunday December 10, 5pm - midnight; Thursday December 14 - Saturday December 16, 5pm until midnight; Sunday December 17, 5pm to midnight’ Thursday December 21 - Saturday December 23, 5pm until midnight.

UCLan: Monday to Friday from November 24 to December 22, Victoria 2 and Leighton Street, 6pm to 9pm; Saturdays it will be free until 7pm and Sundays 6pm. From Decvember 24 to January 2 it will be free until 7pm (excluding Christmas Day).

Arthur Street Carpark: Each weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 10pm. Decenber 26 and 27, 8am to 10pm; January 1 and 2, 8am to 10pm.

The event will feature live performances/appearances from: soap legend Steve McFadden (EastEnders Phil Mitchell), chart topping boy band Union J, former lead singer of the Drifters Ray Lewis, operatic sensation – Sean Ruane and CBeebies star Katy Ashworth and Preston’s own Kyle Passmore (pictured).

Mark Whittle, Preston Business Improvement District manager, said free parking was a ‘thankyou’ to visitors for their support.