Rockin’ around the Christmas free (parking)


Residents and visitors can have a simply wonderful time doing the Christmas shopping in Folkestone & Hythe this year thanks to a gift of free parking.

An image of a car during christmas

Charges in Folkestone & Hythe District Council’s car parks and on-street pay and display bays are once again being waived for the three Saturdays leading up to the big day:

  • Saturday 10 December
  • Saturday 17 December
  • Saturday 24 December

Limited waiting (free) and controlled parking zone restrictions are still in place on the days listed above. This is to ensure people are able to park close to their homes and allow for a sufficient turnover of spaces.

Residents can also apply for a permit to park in council-run car parks all year round for £65.

This allows you to park your vehicle for three hours in long-term car parks and two hours in short-term car parks. Terms and conditions apply – visit for more information.