Park for free while you shop in town on Saturday

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Shoppers can park for free whilst they shop in Lurgan town centre this Saturday.

Not only will the town be sparkling bright but free car parking will also be available all day in Lurgan’s pay and display car parks – making it the perfect place to finish of your festive shopping in style.

The town centre will be full of fun-filled festivities as the Christmas holiday draws closer. Santa and Mrs Claus will be cosying up in their living room on the plaza from 10am-4pm to hear all last minute wishes from children across the borough and beyond.

The Santa visit is free and parents will be encouraged to take magical pictures on their smart phones while each child will receive a chocolate lolly, handcrafted by Lurgan based company, Cirillo. A queuing system will be in operation.

The Downshire Brass Band will be entertaining the crowds with yuletide classics from 10am-12noon while Elvin the Elf showcases his amazing stilt walking skills.

From 1pm to 3pm the South Ulster Community Band will be taking centre stage playing a wide range of wonderful music while a range of street entertainment including face-painting and balloon modelling will keep all your little ones entertained.

What better way to spend the day when you can park for free while checking out all of Lurgan’s unique boutiques, high street shops, delicious eateries and much more.

Chair of the council’s development committee Councillor Carla Lockhart said: “Lurgan’s the perfect place to prepare for the festive season and we are delighted to introduce free car parking for locals and visitors coming into town on one of the most important shopping days of the year. Lurgan has so much to offer and the free car parking will help local traders boost their footfall and turnover and encourage people across the borough and beyond to experience the festive season in a new & improved Lurgan town centre.”

Please note, normal on-street parking restrictions apply.

For further information visit or or contact Town Centre Manager Lyn McNeill on 028 38 313617.