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To encourage community members and visitors to shop in Evanston this holiday season, the City of Evanston will offer free evening and weekend parking in downtown self-park garages starting Thursday, November 26, 2015 through Saturday, January 2, 2016.

Free holiday parking will be provided in the Sherman Plaza, Maple Avenue, and Church Street parking garages on weekdays between 5 p.m. and midnight and all day on Saturdays. City Lot #60, located at 1234 Chicago Ave., will provide free 2-hour parking after 5 p.m. on weekdays and between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Please note that it is always free to park in Evanston garages and lots on Sundays.

In addition, on Friday, November 20, the City will offer free parking at the three main downtown Evanston parking garages for Downtown Evanston’s Holiday Tree Lighting.

For a map and listing of parking facilities, visit cityofevanston.org/parking/lots-garages. To learn more about shops and restaurants located in downtown Evanston, visit downtownevanston.org.