Parking free in some Evanston garages during holiday season

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

Parking will be free at multiple Evanston parking garages to encourage business in the downtown and Dempster/Chicago areas.

From Nov. 22 to Jan. 1, parking will be free at the Sherman Plaza, Church Street and Maple Street self-park garages, more than 3,500 parking spaces in all. Parking will also be free at Lot 60, 1234 Chicago Ave., according to a news release Monday.

Free parking at the self-park garages will run on weekdays after 5 p.m. to midnight and all day on Saturdays. At Lot 60, parking will be free for two hours on weekdays after 5 p.m. and on Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Savings during the holiday season can add up. For instance, parking in a city garage for two to three hours normally costs $3, according to the city’s parking services website. Sunday parking is already free in Evanston.

— Manuel Rapada