Free Christmas parking

Free parking days return for the run up to Christmas
Shoppers in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are being given a helping hand to buy local this Christmas.

Anybody who can’t get to local businesses by walking, cycling or public transport can take advantage of free parking in district council car parks.
We provide the annual free parking days to encourage people to shop locally for Christmas presents and to catch up with friends and family in our great pubs, cafés and restaurants during the festive period.  This year it’s even more important to help to support local businesses following the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.  

Free parking days allocated to each area are agreed with the individual town councils depending on which day would best suit local traders.  
Drivers will be able to park for free in South and Vale car parks on the following days: 
Abingdon – Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 December
Didcot – Mondays – 6, 13 and 20 December
Faringdon – Saturdays 27 November, and 4 and 11 December
Goring – Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 December
Henley – Fridays 10, 17 and 24 December
Thame – Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 December
Wallingford – Thursdays 9, 16 and 23 December
Wantage – Saturdays 4, 11 and 18 December
On the above days there’s no need to display a ticket, however maximum stay times will still apply in specific car parks – more details on this at