SPOKANE--This year the holiday shopping season comes with a perk when you park in downtown Spokane; parking meters are free earlier in the day.
Starting Friday, you can park for free after 5 p.m. The ordinance will remain in affect through the entire holiday season.
City Councilman Steve Salvatori says it's a great way to encourage people to shop and dine downtown. He says Spokane has some big-name stores that draw people downtown; like Nordstrom, Macy's and the Apple Store.
You can park for free after 5 p.m. through Jan. 5th, but come Monday, Jan. 7th, you’ll be expected to pay through 7 p.m. again.