Parking in Seattle during the holidays can be tricky, but like the saying goes, “There’s an app for that”.

Between now and December 24th, new PayByPhone users will be able to park for free the first time they use the app at any one of the city's 12 thousand on-street parking spaces.

To help spread the word, PayByPhone has enlisted the help of a troop of parking elves who will be roaming Seattle neighborhoods and assisting first-time app users.

Drivers are encouraged to ask the elves any questions they may have about the app.

This story sponsored by the Downtown Seattle Association.

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