Shoppers in the district are being reminded that they can park for free at all Selby District Council's pay and display car parks for the next two Saturdays.
Christmas shoppers can park for free on Saturday 17th December and on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24th December - ideal for last minute present shopping and buying festive treats and nibbles.
The decision to offer free parking on the two Saturdays before Christmas for two years is designed to support local businesses.
Selby District Council's leader, Cllr Mark Crane, said, "We hope that this will be a real boost for local businesses in the run-up to Christmas.
"Our district has a lot to offer shoppers including a wide range of small independent shops alongside the bigger stores. We want to bring visitors into the area and encourage residents to shop local too."
All of the Council's pay and display car parks have been awarded 'Parkmark' status, which is an industry quality standard given only to those car parks which have certain safety and security features.