Shoppers visiting major towns in Kirklees in the run up to Christmas will be able to park for free on some days.
They will be able to take advantage of significant parking concessions courtesy of Kirklees Council.
In Huddersfield parking will be free after 4pm each Thursday up to Christmas, starting on November 21 and ending on Thursday December 19.
Parking will also be free all day on Sundays, including December 1, 8, 15 and 22.
In Dewsbury parking is free from 2pm on Wednesdays, December 4, 11, and 18. It is also free on Saturdays from 2pm on December 14 and 21.
In Holmfirth parking is free from noon on Fridays, December 6, 13 and 20. Parking is also free from noon on Saturday, December 14, and Saturday December 21.
Parking will also be free all day across Kirklees on the three Bank holidays, December 25, December 26 and January 1.
Clr Peter McBride, Cabinet member for Regeneration, said: “I am delighted to announce this year’s parking concessions to tempt Christmas shoppers to spend more time in local town centres during the festive season.
“We have provided this in previous years and it is appreciated by both shoppers and town centre businesses alike and will help to provide a boost for the local economy.”
Motorists in Calderdale will not have to pay to park in several of the borough’s remaining free car parks until after Christmas and New Year.
Shoppers in Calderdale will also continue to benefit from free parking in some areas.
But that is only because Calderdale Council has delayed implementing charges in 10 car parks: Brig Royd at West Vale; Royd Lane in Ripponden; Church Lane, Mill Lane and Bank Street in Brighouse; Oxford Street, Dale Street and Dalton Street in Todmorden; and Haugh Shaw Road and Queens Road at King Cross.
The council recently announced that work was starting on putting charges into place in these car parks by mid-November, but then completed a U-turn and delayed the fees until January 2014.
But in Leeds, shopkeepers are said to be unhappy about plans to increase charges in many car parks just before the busiest shopping spree of the year.
Leeds City Council has confirmed that a raft of new charges will come into effect on Monday November 18.
A £2 flat rate will apply from 6pm to 10pm seven days a week.
On Sundays, parking for less than four hours will cost £1 and £4 for anything over. Blue Badge holders will still be able to park for free.
The new charges will initially apply to 2,400 council-controlled on-street spaces. Plans to bring off-street charging into line with on-street are also under way.