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Free Parking this Holiday Season!

Shop local and enjoy downtown Chapel Hill for the holidays! The Town of Chapel Hill's parking specials begin on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 24) with free public parking downtown. It continues on Friday, Nov. 25, for the UNC Home Football game with Special Event Parking Operations at Wallace Deck and Rosemary/Columbia Lot and free on-and off-street meters.

Parking will be free throughout December during Saturday daytimes at all Town-owned parking lots and metered parking (2 hour time limit).  After 5 p.m. normal rates will be charged at Wallace Deck and Rosemary/Columbia Lot. 

On Saturday, Dec. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 31, all public parking is free. 

And remember...public parking is always free on Sundays year-round! 

For more information, maps of downtown parking, and to download the free ParkMobile app to pay for parking by smartphone, visit