Free Christmas car parking and reminder of light switch on

Malvern Hills District Council is supporting local businesses by offering free car parking every Friday and Saturday in the lead up to Christmas.

The free parking in all council owned car parks – short-stay* and long-stay – will be on:

  • Friday 28 and Saturday 29 November
  • Friday 5 and Saturday 6 December
  • Friday 12 and Saturday 13 December
  • Friday 19 and Saturday 20 December.

Cllr. Phil Grove, portfolio holder for Economic Development at MHDC, said: "Christmas is a crucial time for our local businesses and we want as many people as possible to shop locally and to show their support. Another great reason to visit our fantastic town and great shops."

Free parking coincides neatly with the Great Malvern Christmas light switch on which takes place this coming Saturday, 29 November.

A full programme of activities starts at 10am with a craft market. Various activities are taking place throughout the day culminating with the lights being switched on at 5.30pm by Derek Moran from Channel 5's Milkshake (appearing at Wishee Washee) in Aladdin at Malvern Theatres. Derek will also be joined by Chris Edgerley from the TV prog Hi 5 who plays Aladdin and Ian Good who plays Widow Twankey.

As well as shopping, there are a number of local Christmas events taking place in December – more information can be found at or take a look at the Christmas Leaflet. 

* The two hour maximum stay in the short stay car parks still applies on these dates.