Free Weekend Parking this Holiday Season

Shop and eat locally this holiday season in downtown Chapel Hill! The Town of Chapel Hill's parking specials begin on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 23) and continue through the weekend including Small Business Saturday (November 25) with free public parking downtown.

Parking will be free throughout December during Saturday daytimes at all Town-owned parking lots and metered parking (3 hour time limit).  After 5 p.m. normal rates will be charged at Wallace Deck and Rosemary/Columbia Lot. Public parking will also be free from Monday, December 25 - Wednesday, December 27 and New Year's Day (Monday, January 1).

And remember...public parking is always free on Sundays year-round! 

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1 - Cameron/Graham St Lot

2 - Graham St Lot

3 - 427 West Franklin Lot

4 - Courtyard Lot 

5 - West Franklin Lot

6 - West Franklin Valet 


7 - 440 South Lot

8 - 440 North Lot

9 - UNC Development Lot 

10 - 140 West Parking Garage 

11 - West Rosemary Lot

On-Street Metered Parking:

  • $1.75/hr accepting cash & credit (3hrs max)
  • Free after 6PM & all day Sunday

All Town public lots and on-street parking is free on Sunday all year long. Availability may vary. 


12 - PNC/Sea Turtle Lot 

13 -  Rosemary/Columbia Lot 

14 - CVS Plaza Parking Deck

15 - Swain Lot

16 - Wallace Parking Deck

17 - Morehead Planetarium Lot

Riding your bike downtown? 

Valet Parking 

Enjoy an evening downtown with the ease and convenience of complimentary valet parking from Monday through Saturday at one of our participating downtown businesses. Patrons enjoying other establishments can also use the valet service for a $5.00 charge. Drop-off your car in front of the UNC Information Technology building (440 West Franklin Street), near the West End Wine Bar. For details click here!