Free Christmas parking starts today, on a Monday, in council-run car parks across Sherborne.
Other towns are also staging free parking days in the run up the 25th.
Mary Penfold, West Dorset District Council's Portfolio Holder for Enabling, said: "We are delighted to offer free parking in our wonderful and unique county town for Christmas shoppers, or those wishing to indulge in our wonderful cultural attractions.”
North Dorset district Council's Portfolio Holder for Community and Regeneration, said: "We hope these free parking initiatives will give a boost to the towns’ businesses during the festive trading period.
"There are lots of economic challenges facing our local businesses, but this initiative will allow visitors and tourists to enjoy a leisurely shopping experience."
- Blandford Forum - All car parks free all day for Blandford Yuletide festival 12 December, Christmas concessionary parking on Saturday 8 and 15 December
- Shaftesbury - Free parking all day on Saturday 8, 15, and 22 December
- Sherborne - Free parking every Monday in December (except 31 December)
- Sturminster Newton - Free parking on Saturday 1 Dec and Tuesday 1 January
- Dorchester - Free parking all day on Saturday 8, 15, 22 and Monday 24 December
- Bridport- All car parks free Wednesday 5 December