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Free Holiday Parking Program

Free Holiday Parking *Details apply

During the holiday season, the City of Sacramento offers free parking, at on-street meters, from the day after Thanksgiving (November 25th) through Christmas Eve (December 24th). 

As a continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Sacramento will expand this program to all meters in downtown and midtown to support local businesses during the holidays. Meters will be free after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends. Please view the meter screen to find out if the meter is free or if payment is required to park. 

This program is only valid for metered parking spaces on the street. All other parking violations, such as street cleaning, time zones and color zones, will still be enforceable as posted.

Free metered parking is also available throughout the year on specific holidays. Meters will be free all day on Thanksgiving Day (November 24th) and Christmas Day (December 25th) as free meter holidays. 

Meter and Space Reservations are excluded from this Free Holiday Meter parking, as fees charged are to provide exclusive use of the reserved parking spaces and program administration.