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City of Albuquerque Offers Free Parking for Holiday Shoppers at Local Businesses

Parking will be free for up to two hours at meters on Central Avenue and Old Town until January 2.

November 29, 2021

The Department of Municipal Development (DMD) Parking Division is now offering free parking on Central Avenue and in Old Town. The City of Albuquerque annually offers free parking to help community members easily access local businesses.

Every parking meter on Central Avenue is free for two hours. Free parking is also being offered in the Old Town parking lots on Central between Romero Street NW and San Felipe Street NW.

“We’ve encouraged shoppers to ‘Buy Local’ every holiday season and this year is no different,” Mayor Tim Keller said. “We’re making it easier for shoppers to support local with free parking right in front of some of our favorite local businesses.”

“Happy Holidays from the City of Albuquerque Parking Division. We want to make your local shopping experience as amazing as possible,” said Parking Division Manager Jeremy Keiser.

Free parking in Old Town and on Central Ave. started Friday, November 26th and will continue every day through Sunday, January 2, 2022. Parking meters will display a “Happy Holidays” message on all Central Avenue parking meters.