The City of Annapolis and SP+ last week announced the return of popular parking options for the holiday season as well as improvements to the downtown holiday experience for both drivers and pedestrians. To read the complete list of holiday parking benefits, click here. Below is a summary.

Improved Valet Service

Free valet parking will be offered downtown each Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Friday, November 25 through Saturday, December 24. The valet drop off is being moved to the Dock Street island this year to improve pedestrian safety and accommodate more vehicles. 

Pedestrian Friendly Main Street

To make Midnight Madness more pedestrian friendly, the top of Main Street between Conduit Street and Church Circle will be closed to vehicles from 4 p.m. to midnight on December 1, December 8, and December 15. Vehicles on lower Main Street can still exit downtown from Conduit Street or Francis Street.

Pre-Pay for Garage Parking

To minimize downtown traffic, parking guests can purchase garage parking ahead of time online at For a 12% convenience fee, guests can reserve a parking space in the Hillman Garage, Gotts Garage and Knighton Garage by using a secure online transaction. 

Free, 3-Hour Parking at Meters

The city will once again offer 3 hours of free parking at metered spaces downtown from November 25, 2016, through January 1, 2017. 

Expanded Circulator Service

The city will provide extended Circulator service for Midnight Madness December 1, December 8 and Eleventh Hour on December 15. On these days, the Circulator will be free and will run from 4 p.m. to Midnight and add an additional route.