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 24, 2016 through Monday, January 2, 2017.

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 two-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.

For a map and listing of parking facilities, visit To learn more about shops, restaurants and entertainment in downtown Evanston, visit 

For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.