To support downtown small businesses and tourism the Reading Parking Authority has announced it’s offering free parking in all meters and garages during the holiday season.

From December 21, 2018 at 8am until December 26, 2018 8am, there will be no charge for parking at meters or kiosks. In addition, from December 24, 2018 at 4pm until December 26, 2018 at 5am, parking in all our garages will be free.

Posting on their website: “The Reading Parking Authority is offering this so that family and friends can spend time with each other over the holiday without having to worry about finding or paying for parking.” – readingparking.com

In order to receive free parking anyone who parks in the garage must exit the garage by 5am on December 26th. According to the RPA exiting the garage by the time noted is paramount so that those who pay to park in a garage relative to their occupation are able to park when they return to work. Anyone who stays beyond the allotted time will have to pay for the duration of time he or she was parked in the garage.