December 2, 2010
Just in time for the holidays, the good people at the Pike Place Market are offering free parking on Saturdays from December 5 until January 1, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., except Christmas day, when the Market is closed.
Here’s how it works: On those Saturdays, park at the Public Market Parking Garage at 1531 Western Avenue. Look for the entrance next to the tattoo shop. There is also an entrance off Alaskan Way across from the Seattle Aquarium. Purchase a minimum of $35 in merchandise from any Pike Place Market merchants, farmers, or craftspeople, and ask for receipts. Bring your receipts and garage-entrance ticket to the Information Booth at First and Pike for validation and a pass for the garage. The pass is good for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Saturday only, one per customer.
“We’re happy that we are able to offer this gift to local shoppers of the Pike Place Market for their holiday shopping,” said James Haydu, Director of Communications & Programs at the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA), which manages most of the historic public market’s nine acres.