Parking Smart Meter

Free holiday parking in downtown, midtown and Old Sacramento; SacRT offers free rides Nov. 30

The City of Sacramento will modify its parking meter operating hours during the holiday season in select areas to incentivize residents and visitors to dine, shop and attend events in Old Sacramento, downtown and midtown.

From Nov. 29 to Dec. 25, no payment will be required at select on-street meters after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends within the holiday parking zone, including green meter payment machines.

The holiday parking zone is bordered by Front Street to the west, I Street to the north, 29th Street to the east and L Street or Capitol Ave to the south.

“The City of Sacramento is proud to once again offer this service to anyone visiting the area this holiday season,” said Parking Services Manager Matt Eierman. “It’s a great way to help people who are out shopping, dining or just enjoying our city.”

The free parking applies only to meter payments. All other posted parking regulations will be enforced, such as, but not limited to, time limits at both metered and non-metered spaces, spaces posted “No Parking,” curb color zones, and restrictions for City services.

See the attached map or visit for more information.


In addition, Sacramento Regional Transit District is offering free rides on buses and light rail all day Nov. 30.

Offering “free ride” days is a great way to thank current riders for their patronage and encourage future ridership by providing an easy and cost effective way to educate people about sustainable transportation choices, RT officials said.

In recognition of Small Business Saturday, SacRT on Nov. 30 is offering free “shopping shuttle” service (with stops/pick-ups every 20 minutes) that will operate from 9:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and take shoppers throughout midtown, the Alhambra corridor, downtown, along R Street and along the Old Sacramento Waterfront.

Visit sacrt.comfor a copy of the Small Business Saturday map with the shuttle route and stops. To plan your trip, try SacRT’s online trip planner at or call SacRT’s Customer Service Center at 916-321-BUSS (2877).

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