The three nights of Midnight Madness (December 1, 8, and 15), Downtown Annapolis Partnership, and the businesses have organized carolers, hot cocoa, and selfie opportunities for lovely holiday memories.
Since the Hillman Garage is being rebuilt some think they won't find affordable and convenient parking options to enjoy the holiday in the Capital City. Access Annapolis and the City's Planning Department remind readers/listeners that there are great options, including free and discounted.
Downtown Metered and Residential Parking
Converting District I and District II to paid parking through ParkMobile (two-hour limit). For best results, download the ParkMobile app ahead of time. The city reminds residents that is they have a sticker they do not have to pay and have no time limit.
Free Holiday Parking At Meters--But, Watch Your Watch!
Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley has again approved free holiday parking to encourage visitors to shop, dine, and stay downtown. The program offers three hours of free parking at metered spaces. The three-hour limit will be enforced, so if you expect your stay to go longer, please use garage parking further up West Street and take the free downtown shuttle.
Vouchers For Gotts Garage- Near West Street at 25 Calvert Street
As an additional incentive, the City of Annapolis is distributing tens of thousands of free parking validations for Gott’s Garage to the retail, restaurant, and service businesses in the immediate Hillman Garage user area. This area includes Maryland Avenue and State Circle, Compromise and Dock Streets, Market Space, Duke of Gloucester, Compromise and Main Streets, and small connectors in between.
To use the validation, enter Gott’s and take a ticket. While shopping or dining downtown, ask for parking validation. Each yellow validation is worth two hours of free parking. When you exit the garage, feed the white ticket, followed by the yellow validation. Validations can be used at both the Gott’s pay station kiosks or exit gates.
Park at Park Place (One Park Place) for $1 for the first hour and $3 for two hours. Take the downtown magenta shuttle, which runs in a continuous loop approximately every five minutes from Park Place to Main Street and back. Download the “TransLoc” app and track the shuttle in real-time.
Park free at City garages (Gott’s Court, Knighton, Park Place) on Sunday mornings (enter after 6 a.m. and exit before 2 p.m.). The State Garage (19 St. John’s Street) offers free parking from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends. Whitmore Garage (37 Clay Street) offers free parking on Sundays.
ANNAPOLIS GO! is a ride-share service operated by Via. For $2 per ride, Annapolis GO! will pick you up and take you to your destination. Download the Annapolis GO! app to see the service area map. Annapolis GO is extending hours during Midnight Madness.
BIRD offers e-bikes and scooters. Download the Bird app (riders must be 18) and the app will show you the closest e-bike or scooter. In the safety section of the app, request a free helmet to make your ride as safe as possible. It will be shipped directly to you.
Information courtesy of the City of Annapolis' Communications office
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