Shoppers can now use free parking sessions in council car parks in Wigan and Leigh town centres.
Retailers and market traders in both Wigan and Leigh have backed the initiative as a way to boost the number of people coming to the town centre to do their Christmas shopping.
Wigan Council has announced that there is now:
• free car parking on all council-operated car parks in Wigan and Leigh town centres for visitors parking after 3pm to Saturday 10 January. This includes The Galleries and Water Street multi-storey car parks.
• free Sunday parking on all the council operated car parks in Wigan and Leigh Town Centres, from Sunday 16 November through to Sunday 11 January 2015.
• Thursday late night opening of The Galleries and Water Street multi-storey car parks from 13 November through to 18 December.
• The Galleries and Water Street multi-storey car parks will also be open late until 8pm on Monday 22 December and Tuesday 23 December for late night shoppers.
The offer does not include the Civic Centre Car Park in Wigan or any on-street parking.
Cllr Marie Morgan said, "I hope people will use the free parking offer and make their local town centre a destination for Christmas Shopping and in doing so helping the local economy."