Woman uses her cell phone application connected to her car.’Tis the season for shopping, merriment, and packed parking lots. Some shopping centers and municipalities are taking matters into their own hands, launching seasonal apps to help customers find parking.

Rivertown Crossings Mall in Grandville, Mich., added a parking feature to its app this month to help shoppers find parking during the holiday season. Drivers using the app can pull up a color-coded map and see how full specific lots are; information is updated by mall security throughout open hours.

Read about the app here. For tips you can use to help drivers in your community this holiday season, click here. And if you’re doing something to ease parking stress at your property this month, please comment and let us know—we’d love to hear about it!