FREE Parking Downtown for Shoppers

From December 3-22, 2018, people who want to shop downtown during the holiday season won’t have to put coins in parking meters. Thanks to a partnership with the City of Springfield and Downtown Springfield Inc., residents and visitors who choose to shop downtown can park for free Monday through Friday, 10 am – 5 pm, through December 22.

As a reminder, metered parking on Saturdays and Sundays is already free all year long– and parking is also free during every scheduled day of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks.

The area where shoppers can park for free during weekdays is at meters between 4th Street to 7th Street and Monroe Street to Washington Street. However, parking illegally or in unlawful areas including bus or loading zones, yellow curb, no parking, and accessible spaces is not allowed at any time.

Shoppers simply need to get a parking permit labeled “Shoppers” from one of the participating businesses listed below and put it on their car’s dashboard nearest the curb to enjoy this holiday parking perk. Merchants will date and sign the permit, which is only good for that day.

Sound Celebration Chorus Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Sound Celebration Chorus will be performing a set of holiday tunes inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Uketopians/Layabout Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Uketopians/Layabouts will be performing a set of holiday tunes inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Dana Thomas House Holiday Tours

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks the Dana-Thomas House will be offering special Holiday Tours throughout the day.

Make sure you stop by and listen to the Debby Eddy Flute Choir performance. You won’t want to miss any of the holiday fun!

Sacred Heart Griffin Band Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, the Sacred Heart Griffin Band will be performing a set of holiday tunes inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Springfield Showstoppers Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Springfield Showstoppers will be performing a holiday-themed piece inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Edwards Place Holiday Tea

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Edwards Place will be offering a special holiday tea. Stop by for a warm glass of tea and good company!

Uketopians/Layabouts Performance

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Uketopians/Layabouts will be performing a set of holiday tunes inside the Old State Capitol.

Stop inside to get warm and enjoy some holiday cheer!

Edwards Place Candlelight Tour

As part of the Old Capitol Holiday Walks, Edwards Place will be offering special candlelight tours during the evening.

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