People can once again enjoy free parking in downtown Bracebridge throughout December. It’s an effort by the Town and BIA to encourage shopping in the downtown during the holiday season. Bracebridge has more than 290 on street parking spaces within walking distance to restaurants, bars and shops. People are also encouraged to park in any of the 12 free parking lots in Bracebridge throughout the entire year as well. In lieu of paying parking meters in December, you are urged to make a donation to the Out of the Cold program. Donations are being accepted at various stores in the downtown all month.