Holiday Parking

City’s annual free holiday parking program returns to Sacramento

Beginning Nov. 23 — the day after Thanksgiving — the City’s annual free-holiday-parking program will return to Sacramento.

Visitors to parts of Downtown, Midtown and Old Sacramento will not have to pay to park at metered spots after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and all-day on weekends.

“The City is dedicated to making parking more convenient, pleasant and accessible,” said City Parking Manager Matt Eierman. “This annual program encourages patrons to dine and shop downtown during the holiday season.”

The holiday parking program, which runs through Dec. 25, covers a large area that’s defined by Front Street on the west, I Street on the north, 29th Street on the east and L Street on the south.

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The free parking program only applies to select on-street metered parking spaces, including green payment machines, in the designated zone.

It is important to note that all other posted parking regulations are still enforceable, such as No Parking Zones, City Services, and color zones.  Motorists also should read signs closely for hours and times. For example, the hours designated on a sign reflects how many hours a motorist may park in a spot, even with free parking.

Please see the attached map or visit for more information.