The December free parking initiative for the City Hall metered parking lot (Lot 2) is scheduled to return this year.

Offered since 2007, this initiative’s goal has been to encourage downtown holiday shopping since the parking lot is located just one block away from the courthouse square.

The City Hall public parking lot is located immediately east of City Hall and between Conner and Maple streets. Members of the Noblesville Street Department have placed covers over all of the meters in this lot and they will remain until the end of 2017.

“Each holiday season, we’ve offered this program as a way to inspire people to explore the many shops, restaurants and arts venues that downtown Noblesville has to offer. I hope many people will take advantage of free parking in the City Hall lot and help support the local downtown businesses,” said Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear.