Every year our city hosts a Carols by Candlelight. It has become so big, they run it over 2 nights. The event is free (but you do need to get tickets) and it is well attended.
City of Hobart | Carols by Candlelight
One feature of the event is the transportation to and from the venue. In the interests of reducing traffic ...
"Metro buses are providing a FREE bus service to and from the event each night for ticket holders. Simply show your ticket to the bus driver for the following services."
The city has also started their free park and ride shuttle service from the Regatta Grounds to the centre of the city. Most would still drive to the Regatta Grounds, but this does ease the traffic in the centre of the city, and it encourages walking throughout the centre of the city to the various shops, events, etc.
City of Hobart | Park & Ride Shuttle Service
What sorts of things are your cities doing to reduce motorised vehicle traffic as people go to Christmas events, do their shopping, etc.?
And on a more personal note ... have you been going about your Christmas preparations, events, etc. in a car-free or car-light manner? Tell us about that + tips and tricks for those who might be new to this.
(Remember, every little bit counts, so let's keep this positive. Keep the criticism and negativity to a minimum.