CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - December 06, 2016) - The Holiday Parking Elves are back at it again for the sixth year in a row! Our cheerful Elves are kicking off the holiday season on Saturday, December the 10th and Saturday, December the 17th via the gift of FREE two-hour parking sessions. The Elves will be in Inglewood, 4th Street, Kensington and 17th Ave between 11:30am and 4pm starting as many free parking sessions as possible. The Elves will also be randomly handing out $10 ParkPlus Welcome Credits to visitors in these areas.

The Calgary Parking Authority has collaborated with these local areas to invite people to take in the festivities and grab a bite to eat, all while checking off their holiday shopping list.

CPA General Manager Mike Derbyshire says, "The Holiday Parking Elves are a great way to support Calgary's bustling local businesses and communities by sharing the gift of free parking. This campaign brings joy and warmth to people, even on a cold winter day."

To qualify for the two-hours of free parking, parkers either have to approach a Holiday Parking Elf and ask for a free parking session PRIOR to making a parking payment or be randomly approached by an elf.

A total of 1000 free two-hour parking sessions will be given out by CPA's Holiday Parking Elves during the campaign.

For more information: Facebook Event Page.

About Us

The Calgary Parking Authority is a proud partner of The City of Calgary and is committed to managing publicly-owned on- and off-street parking facilities on The City's behalf. In addition, we manage the municipal parking enforcement program and provide parking advisory services.

Every dollar we collect that exceeds our operational costs is returned to The City of Calgary. In 2014 we returned more than $24 million to the municipal general revenue program which funds projects such as recreation centres and pathways and provides funding for community services and public safety programs. The CPA operates without using any municipal tax revenues.

Contact Information:

Media Contact:
Christina Casallas
Communications Advisor
Office: 403-537-7050
Cell: 403-700-3659

Crystal She
Communications Assistant
Office: 403-537-7042
Cell: 587-216-4031