Charleston's city council approved free parking on four Saturdays preceding Christmas during its meeting Monday night.
This year, parking will be free on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 14 and 21.
No fee for parking will be charged at all city-owned meters and garages, with the exception of Garage No. 2 on Summers and Washington streets.
The city anticipates a loss of about $1,000 in parking fees per Saturday.
A list of city-owned facilities can be found online at http://www.cityofcharleston.org/government/city-departments/parking.