Santa offers to pay for visitors’ parking in Fremantle over festive season


‘Elfie’ Lily Stewart and Santa Andy Fraser. Picture: Jon Hewson
‘Elfie’ Lily Stewart and Santa Andy Fraser. Picture: Jon Hewson

CHRISTMAS has come early for visitors to the port city with Santa offering to pay for people’s parking during the festive season.

Throughout December, the man in the red suit will be out with his helpers roaming the streets of Fremantle and spreading Christmas cheer by visiting carparks and businesses paying for tickets and handing out lollies to kids.

A City of Fremantle spokesman said the goodwill had been a tradition kept by the City for three years and it was one likely to continue into the future.

“The feedback from Santa is that free parking campaign is getting good recognition,” he said.

“People are getting into the Christmas spirit by only getting him to pay for the parking that they need.”

Visitors are encouraged to post a selfie with Santa and his elf with the hashtag #freeparkingsanta.

Last week the Fremantle Gazette reported the City had to pay back parking infringements issued to 40 cars parked on Mouat Street after it found parking inspectors had not followed process.

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