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City of Worcester Offering Special Parking Rates for Small Business Engagement

For Immediate Release: 11/23/2022 3:12 pm

WORCESTER – The City of Worcester announced an incentive today for area residents to stay local and shop small this holiday season. In an effort to support the local business economy, the City will offer special discounted parking rates for upcoming community festivities. Parking will be free at select municipal lots and garages for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26, and a special rate of $1 will be in effect for the annual Festival of Lights Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration, the Canal District Holiday Stroll and Tree Lighting, and stART at the Station the following weekend.

When Worcester residents shop local, they not only support the local business community, but an entire supply chain of local distributors. The City is full of independent retailers, artisans, makers, boutique grocers and more offering a wide variety of goods and services, along with many local entertainment attractions offering family-friendly fun throughout the year. Officials especially encourage residents to shop and celebrate locally this year in support of establishments still feeling the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Special parking rates:

  • Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26
    Free parking all day at Union Station Garage, Green Steet Lot, Water Street Lot, and Millbury Street Lot.

  • Festival of Lights, Friday, Dec. 2
    $1 evening rate starting at 4 p.m. at Worcester Common Garage and Union Station Garage

  • Canal District Stroll and Tree Lighting, Saturday, Dec. 3
    $1 all-day rate at Union Station Garage, Green Street Lot, Water Street Lot, and Millbury Street Lot

  • stART at the Station, Sunday, Dec. 4
    $1 all-day rate at Union Station Garage, Green Street Lot, Water Street Lot, and Millbury Street Lot

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