Free downtown parking Dec. 21-24

Mayor Donna Holaday has announced that there will be free downtown parking Friday through next Monday. Newburyport has six paid parking lots and there will be no charge to park in those lots anytime during these four days. “I am pleased to offer this paid parking holiday so residents and visitors can enjoy shopping and dining in our downtown and support our wonderful shops and restaurants during the holiday season,” Holaday said in a written statement. For more information, call the chamber at 978-462-6680 or visit