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2 months ago in Media release , Business & development
(2/12/2019) Christmas has come to Fremantle!

Santa Claus and his helpers are back in Freo spreading Christmas cheer and paying for shoppers’ parking. 

The big guy from the North Pole will be visiting car parks and businesses in the city centre on Mondays through to Thursdays, handing out lollies to the kids and paying for parking, from now right up until Christmas Eve.

For tips on Santa’s whereabouts and updates on the latest sightings, check out the City of Fremantle Facebook page.

If you see Santa and his elf grab a selfie and tag the City of Fremantle.

Along with free parking Santa, the City of Fremantle’s Christmas shopping initiative to provide two-hour free parking at all of its off-street car parks has kicked off today.

The free parking offer will run until Boxing Day and be available Monday to Thursday from 9am-4pm via the City of Fremantle’s PayStay mobile parking app.

To take advantage of the free parking offer all people need to do is download the PayStay app and activate their parking sessions via the app.

It is no longer a requirement to pre-load credit to use PayStay. People who download the app and register for the first time using a postcode in the Perth metro area will have their minimum credit balance and minimum top-up amount automatically set to zero.

People who have already registered with PayStay can login to their account on the website or the app and set their minimum balances to zero.

The PayStay app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or by visiting the PayStay website.

Fremantle offers WA’s best open air shopping experience, with a diverse range of shops to find the perfect gifts for everyone, plus a host of places to relax and unwind after a successful shopping expedition.

To enter the #shopfreo competition just spend $20 in any participating store and ask for your unique code, then go online at to enter the codeword for your chance to win $500 to spend in the store.

Two winners will be drawn every Monday through to 23 December.