The holiday rush is already on and the last thing we need to worry about is parking.  If you're shopping in the Asbury Park area (and we hope you are #shoplocal) then you'll be happy to hear that Asbury Park wants you to come, shop, and enjoy with the parking on them.

Metered parking is a total pain so Asbury Park is giving you an early holiday gift. We'll get free parking at a bunch of places around town.

Parking will be FREE in certain garages like the one on Bangs Avenue every weekend until Christmas. It looks like the free times start Fridays from 6-12 midnight, Sat from 9-midnight and Sunday from 8:30am to midnight.  It goes beyond the garages too...metered parking will be free in certain spots as well, those details from The Patch are here.

The same rules apply for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.  Thank you to The Patch for the info!  Now we can shop until we drop and not worry about getting the ticket.

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