Free festive Thursday parking in Ipswich

Crown car park has got its Christmas glad-rags on (Credit: IBC)

Christmas shoppers can enjoy free parking in the run-up to Christmas at Crown car park.

The Ipswich Borough Council-run multi-storey car park is bringing in a ‘Festive Thursday’ offer – free parking after 2pm on every late night shopping evening.

The offer starts on 18 November and runs until 23 December. 

Councillor Sarah Barber, portfolio-holder for the town centre, said: “This offer will help retailers and other businesses in the run-up to Christmas. Free parking after 2pm on these Thursdays will enable visitors heading to the town centre to shop local, enjoy a meal or go to the theatre and keep a little extra for buying their festive treats. 

“As well as free parking, you’ll also get to enjoy some free entertainment on the Cornhill. We’ve teamed up with Ipswich Central to organise some great late night shopping Thursday performances – first up on 18 November is Fool’s Paradise with their quirky street characters, The Living Lampposts. Enjoy performances at approximately 4pm, 5.30pm and 7pm.”

To find out more and see car park opening times, visit

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