Amber Valley Borough Council is providing free parking in all of its pay and display car parks in the week before Christmas to help boost trade.
The free period will run from Tuesday 18 until Wednesday December 26, 2012 inclusive and is aimed at encouraging people to shop locally.
Other rules regarding parking in disabled parking bays and maximum stays will still apply.
Cabinet Member for Green and Thriving Places to Live Councillor Martin Tomlinson said: “It has been a difficult time for many traders throughout the year in our town centres.
“We are once again showing our support to these businesses by giving shoppers that little bit more of an incentive in the run up to Christmas.”