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City Offers Free Holiday Parking

Free parking will be along Central in Nob Hill and Downtown, as well as in Old Town.

ALBUQUERQUE – On Wednesday, November 23, 2022, the City’s Department of Municipal Development and Parking Services announced the return of free parking for holiday shoppers at local businesses. Every parking meter on Central Ave. and the Old Town parking lot on Central between Romero St. and San Felipe St. will be free for up to two hours starting on Friday, November 25.

“This is our way of saying Happy Holidays,” said Parking Services Manager Maria Griego. “We want to play a part in making the support of local business easy and fun.”

Folks can park in these areas for up to two hours through Monday, January 2. On Tuesday, January 3, parking fees will return to the meters on Central, the Old Town Parking lot, and begin at all City-owned EV charging stations.

“Our goal has always been and will continue to be to encourage Burqueños to support our small businesses,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Free parking in these areas makes it easier for holiday shoppers to support their favorite local business.”

A list of holiday “Buy Local” events is available on our website.

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