The City of Evanston will be offering free parking again in downtown Evanston just in time for the holiday season. The garages at Sherman Plaza, Maple Avenue and Church Street, as well as Lot 60, located at 1234 Chicago Avenue, will observe free holiday parking starting Thursday, November 28, 2013 through Saturday, January 4, 2014. 

For a map and listing of parking facilities, click here.  

Hours of free parking for the self-park garages are weekdays after 5 p.m. to midnight and all day on Saturdays. City Lot #60, located at 1234 Chicago Avenue, will provide two hours of free parking between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays and after 5 p.m. on weekdays. Sunday parking is always free in the parking garages and lots. 

The free holiday parking is to encourage residents and visitors to patronize the downtown and Dempster/Chicago business areas and use the convenient parking in the garages for shopping, fine dining and entertainment during the holiday season. Check out the Downtown Evanston website at http://www.downtownevanston.org for a listing of shops and restaurants or to learn about the Downtown Evanston Gift Card.