A holiday gift for Wilmingtonians and visitors — free parking! The City of Wilmington is offering free street parking again this year for the holiday season from the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 23rd) through Dec. 31, 2018.
Every day from Noon to 8:00 a.m. the following morning, the City will not require payment at parking meters in the Downtown Business District and in the Riverfront Business District. The Downtown area includes the area bounded by 2nd Street to 12th Street, and by French Street to Washington Street. And parking is always free on the weekends.
Official holidays such as Christmas Day remain free all day.
During the holiday season, all other applicable parking regulations other than those requiring payment at parking meters will be strictly enforced. These include time-limited (two-hour or one-hour parking as designated by signage) or overtime parking, tow-away zones, bus stops, fire hydrants, double-parking and parking too close to pedestrian crosswalks.
Make sure you head downtown on Saturday, Nov. 24th for Small Business Saturday and the annual Wilmington Jaycees Christmas Parade. Satna Claus and dozens of floats will take at 11 am. The parade route will travel north on Market Street from 4th Street to 11th Street.