Christmas Closings

Closings and other schedule changes over the Christmas holiday.

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Federal Government

Service Dec. 23 Dec. 24 Dec. 25
Federal offices Open. Closed. Closed.
Postal Service Regular mail delivery. Regular mail delivery No regular mail delivery; Express Mail only. Post offices closed.
Smithsonian museums Open. Open. Closed.

The District

Service Dec. 23 Dec. 24 Dec. 25
BanksOpen.Most closed.Most closed.
CourtsOpen.Closed, except for adult arraignments, juvenile referrals.Closed, except for adult arraignments, juvenile referrals.
Local government officesOpen.Closed, except for emergency and essential services.Closed.
Traffic, parkingWeekday traffic regulations, parking meters enforced.Sunday traffic regulations, no meter fees.Weekend traffic and parking regulations.
Trash, recyclingRegular collections.Regular collections.No collections made today.
Liquor storesOwner's discretion.Owner's discretion.Owner's discretion.
LotteriesRegular drawings.Regular drawings.Regular drawings.


Service Dec. 23 Dec. 24 Dec. 25
BanksOpen.Closed at 3 p.m.Closed.
Local government officesOpen.Closed.Closed.
SchoolsHalf day in Prince George's; Charles closing 2 hours early; Calvert and St. Mary's closed; all others open.Closed.Closed.
LibrariesOpen, except for St. Mary's.Closed, except for Calvert.Closed.
Traffic, parkingNo parking fees in Prince George's except at New Carrollton Garage. Parking fees in Howard, Anne Arundel and Montgomery. No parking fees in Montgomery and Prince George's, except at New Carrollton Garage. Parking Fees in Howard and Anne Arundel.No parking fees in Montgomery, Howard, Anne Arundel or Prince George's, except at New Carrollton Garage.
Trash, recyclingRegular collections, landfills open. Montgomery transfer station open.Regular collection schedules, most landfills open. Anne Arundel landfill closed, Charles landfil closed at 4 p.m.No collections; landfills and Montgomery transfer station closed. Howard's normal Saturday collection will be Monday.
Liquor storesOpen.Open.Owner's discretion; Montgomery County stores closed.
LotteriesRegular drawings.Regular drawings.Regular drawings.


Service Dec. 23 Dec. 24 Dec. 25
BanksMost open.Most open.Closed.
CourtsMost closed, except for circuit courts in Fauquier, Loudoun and Stafford, which close early. Prince William County General District Court and U.S. General District Court in Alexandria, open. Other Alexandria courts closing early.Closed.Closed.
Local government officesMost closed. State offices, Falls Church, Fairfax City, Fauquier, Loudoun and Stafford closing early.Closed.Closed.
LibrariesMost open, except Alexandria and Prince William. Fairfax closing early.Closed.Closed.
Traffic, parkingHOV restrictions enforced.HOV restrictions lifted; holiday parking in effect, except in Arlington.Weekend HOV rules; weekend, holiday parking in effect.
Trash, recyclingRegular trash and recycling collections; landfills open.Regular trash and recycling collections. Stafford landfill open; other landfills closing early.Regular trash and recycling collection; landfills closed.
Liquor storesOpen.Owner's discretion.Closed.
LotteriesRegular drawings.Regular drawings.Regular drawings.

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