Free parking in downtown Ocala

OCALA, Fla. (WCJB) - Visitors to downtown Ocala are lucking out this holiday season.

Starting Monday, free parking will be offered downtown. City leaders say it is their way of helping support local businesses.

All metered spaces will be available for parking at no cost. But the time limit on spaces will still be enforced. Parking operations will go back to normal on January second.