Toys for Tickets

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – Toys for Tickets is back!
Toys For Tickets is back!

If you receive a parking ticket in November, pay it with a toy instead!

From November 1 to 30, drivers can pay their parking ticket by dropping a toy off at City Hall. All gifts are donated to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau to help ensure no child in Red Deer wakes up without a toy on Christmas morning.

How it works

Anyone that receives a City-issued parking ticket this November can pay by donating a toy, instead. Toys can be dropped off at City Hall until November 30 and must be of equal or greater value than the parking ticket. Toys must be new and in original packaging, and ticket holders must provide an original receipt showing the value of the toy.

In early December, The City will round up all donated toys and deliver to the Red Deer Christmas Bureau. The Christmas Bureau then distributes the toys to families in need throughout the community.

Please note that tickets related to residential snow plowing do not qualify for this program, but anyone can donate directly to the Christmas Bureau.

Making a list, checking it twice

Each year, the Christmas Bureau provides a list of popular items on kids’ Christmas lists. In 2022, they have identified toys for children ages 10-17 are in highest demand.

For a list of popular items for each age group, check the Red Deer Christmas Bureau’s Toy List. When shopping, consider supporting one of our many amazing local Red Deer businesses!

For families in need

If you or someone you know is concerned about finances and could use a little help this holiday season, the Red Deer Christmas Bureau may be able to help. Visit their website to see program requirements and to apply for assistance.

More information

For more information on this program, please contact Parking Administration at 403-342-8185 or