The holidays are coming pretty fast. What better way to get your shopping done than to support local small businesses? Thanks to the City of Providence and Mayor Jorge Elorza, two-hour parking will be free in parts of the city. So, get out there and #ThinkPVD by shopping in some of Providence's thriving neighborhoods. Below is a list of areas where you can take advantage of the free holiday parking, as well as links to the neighborhoods with shopping and dining information.

Free 2-Hour Holiday Parking
Nov. 23, 2018–Jan. 1, 2019
10 a.m.–9 p.m. 

Federal Hill Tree
Federal Hill

  • Atwells Avenue – Bradford Street to Knight Street
  • Spruce Street – Dean Street to Acorn Street
  • Dean Street – Atwells Avenue to West Exchange Street
  • Acorn Street – Spruce Street to Atwells Avenue
  • Bradford Street – Atwells Avenue to Jones Street
  • Bond Street – Atwells Avenue to Spruce Street

Broad Street
​Broad Street

  •  Broad Street – Public Street to Montgomery Street

Shopping Downtown

  • Downtown Providence – Bounded by Fountain Street, Memorial Boulevard,
    Weybosset Street, Empire and Friendship streets (from Dyer Street to Dorrance Street)

Hope/Summit Shopping
Hope Street

  • Hope Street – Rochambeau Avenue to Blackstone Boulevard

Riverwalk Providence

  • North Main Street – Thomas Street to Park Row

Places to Dine Silver Lake & Olneyville
SIlver Lake & Olneyville

  • Olneyville Square – Route 10 to Sydney Street
  • Delaine Street to Atwood Street to Magnolia Street

College Hill Shopping
College Hill & Benefit Street

  • South Main Street – James Street to Packet Street

Domain Design
Jewelry/Innovation District

  • Point Street – From Eddy Street to East Franklin Street

Thayer Street Where to Shop
Thayer Street

  • Thayer Street – Bowen Street to Waterman Street

Where to Shop in Wayland Square
Wayland Square

  • East Angell Street/Angell Street to Gano Street
  • Wayland Avenue from Angell Street to Pitman Street

Shopping Fox Point
Fox Point/Wickenden Street

  • Wickenden Street at Benefit Street to Ives Street at Preston Street