News release: The City of Lynchburg, in partnership with Lynch’s Landing, will offer free two-hour parking in the downtown area beginning Thanksgiving Day (November 24) through New Year’s Day (January 1). The program was initiated to not only support local businesses during the holiday season, but to also encourage more area residents and visitors to shop, dine, play and explore in Downtown Lynchburg and to make downtown a part of their holiday festivities. The free two-hour parking will apply to all City-managed paid parking lots including Community Market Lot (Lot H), Corner of Main Street and Commerce Street (Lot E), Suntrust Parking Deck, Midtown Parking Deck and Clay St. Parking Deck. Anyone parked longer than the free two-hour allotment will need to pay for the additional time at the appropriate pay station. All on-street parking in downtown will remain free; however, time limits for those spaces will be dictated by signage.