Downtown Chapel Hill shines bright with holiday spirits and cheer! As the holiday season rapidly approaches, mark your calendars now for a cheerful list of family-friendly activities and traditional holiday events in downtown Chapel Hill.

Holiday Events

FREE Weekend Parking in Dec!

Shop local and shop downtown for the holidays! Parking is always free on Sundays in downtown Chapel Hill, but this holiday season The Town of Chapel Hill will be offering downtown patrons and visitors free parking during the daytime on Saturdays in December at all municipal lots, the Wallace parking deck, the 140 West Lot, and at on-street meters on Dec. 6, 13, 20, & 27. *After 5 p.m. on these Saturdays, the Wallace Deck, 140 West Lot, and Rosemary/Columbia Lot will begin charging at their normal rates. 

Visit for a map and list of downtown parking options. 

The Giving Season...

Holiday Meals for Those in Need

Only $25 helps the Inter-faith Council for Social Services offer a holiday meal to an entire family-a turkey or ham, stuffing, vegetables, bread & dessert. DONATE TODAY!  Over the holiday season, please consider sharing a holiday meal with someone who might not otherwise get one. Visit

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