On-street parking is free on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, but drivers must pay for parking on Friday, November 25, and observe time limits and other posted regulations as on any other Friday.
Paid on-street parking ensures that drivers limit the time they occupy parking spaces, making these spaces available to more customers. Access to commercial areas is particularly important on the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year. The City wants to ensure that as many people as possible are able to find on-street parking near their destinations.
In addition, the Seattle Department of Transportation, the Washington State Department of Transportation, downtown parking operators and others are providing a parking program called Your Spot is Here during replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and seawall. The goal is to help local businesses by encouraging shoppers to visit Pioneer Square and the downtown waterfront. On the Your Spot is Here Web site the public can find discounts, coupons and promotions from businesses and merchants, a list of special events, and the location of affordable parking in the Pioneer Square and waterfront areas. Downtown visitors may also refer to the E-Park Web site and may follow E-Park signs to find off-street parking.
Downtown shoppers are also encouraged to park at the City of Seattle’s Pacific Place Garage where the first hour of parking is $3 and where evening rates are capped at $6 after 5 p.m.