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Shoppers Wanted

Downtown Annapolis dangles three hours of free parking

      For the month of December, the City of Annapolis and Annapolis Parking offer three hours of free parking at metered spaces to attract diners and shoppers downtown.

         The catch? You’ll need to download and use the ParkMobile app — available on iOS and Android.

         Free parking continues seven days a week Nov. 29 to Dec. 31.

         Once you’ve installed the app, use the code ParkDTA to get your three free hours.

         If you don’t have a smartphone, call 877-727-5758. Use the code ParkDTA to access your free parking.

         Parking spaces eligible for free hours are located on Main, West, Calvert, Francis and Prince George streets; Maryland Avenue; City Dock and Market Space.

         A few other programs to entice shoppers and diners include:

         • Free Thanksgiving parking: Downtown meters are not enforced Thursday, Nov. 28.

         • Free parking for residents: Residency in the City of Annapolis earns two hours of free parking at city-owned garages (Gotts Court, Knighton, Park Place and Noah Hillman). To get the required validation tickets, visit the parking office at Hillman (150 Gorman St., Annapolis) or Annapolis Parking (60 West St., Suite 106, Annapolis) M-F 8am-4pm.

         • Free parking via Park, Shop and Dine: Get up to four hours free parking at city-owned garages (Gotts Court, Knighton, Park Place and Noah Hillman) when shopping or dining at almost 30 designated businesses: http://bit.ly/2NWJwJi.

         • Discounted parking during Midnight Madness: on Dec. 5, 12 and 19, visitors can park for $5 at Knighton and Park Place garages and take a free bus to and from downtown.