Huntington Beach is offering holiday shoppers two hours of free parking at the Main Promenade Parking Structure until Jan. 1.

The City Council passed the matter unanimously, 7-0, as part of the consent calendar at the Nov. 19 meeting. The city projects to lose $5,000 with the program, which began Nov. 23, but hopes it will generate more revenue for the city by encouraging more people to shop downtown this season.

People can get a free parking coupon in the 2012 Huntington Beach Downtown Holiday Coupon Book.

— Andrew Shortall