Free evening, weekend parking for holiday shoppers


Don’t let parking fees stop you from doing your holiday shopping in downtown Evanston. The city is offering free evening and weekend parking in the three downtown self-park garages, from Thanksgiving Day through Jan. 2, 2016.

Specifically, parking will be free between 5 p.m. and midnight, Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturdays at the garages on Sherman Plaza, Maple Avenue, and Church Street.

Also the city lot 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.

It is always free to park in Evanston garages and lots on Sundays.

A map and listing of parking facilities is available on the city’s website.



Charles Bartling

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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