OLEAN, NY -- Free parking will be available in city parking lots and at all parking meters during the holiday season from Nov. 29 through New Year's Day Jan. 1, 2018.

In addition, the two hour parking restriction along North Union and West State streets will be lifted during this time period.

"The shops and other establishments in our business district are popular destinations and the city is happy to help the patrons of these businesses during this holiday season," Major William J. Aiello said.

"I hope this will allow area residents to do some shopping and stay for lunch or dinner at one of the many fine restaurants in the neighborhood," Aiello said.