Baltimore County is encouraging local shopping this holiday season by offering free two hour metered parking.
Parking will be free at thousands of meters. Meters will be decorated with red "Seasons Greetings" bags in several cities throughout the county. Free parking will be offered Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26-29 and again Dec. 20-25.
"A little relief at the parking meter during the busiest days of the holiday season makes it easier to support locally owned shops and restaurants," Baltimore County executive Kevin Kamenetz said. "These small businesses help support the local neighborhood economy.