Open and closed in Ottawa for Christmas Day and Boxing Day 2012
News Posted by OttawaStart on December 26, 2012
Here's what's open and closed for Christmas and Boxing Day, December 25 and 26, 2012. To add to this list (or make a correction) please email email@example.com
Shopping & attractions
- Most stores are closed on Christmas Day but open Boxing Day. If you do need last minute groceries on Dec 25, your best bet is the local convenience store, or Shoppers Drug Mart. Hours vary by store, but many are open on Christmas Day. (For example, the SDM in Westboro is open 10am-6pm Christmas Day and 9am-10pm Boxing Day. The SDM in Stittsville is not open at all on Christmas Day.)
- Some Tim Hortons are open for Christmas Day, some are not. Hit & miss.
- Most malls are open on Boxing Day (Westgate isn't). Here's a list of local malls and holiday hours...
- LCBO stores and Beer Stores close at 6pm on Christmas Eve, and are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
- SAQ stores in Quebec are closed on Christmas Day but re-open at 1pm on Boxing Day. More info...
- If you need beer, try local brewpubs like Mill Street (open 10:30am-12:00am on Boxing Day) or Big Rig (open 11am-11pm on Boxing Day). They sell beer by the bottle and in growlers.
- Movie theatres are open.
- Most banks are closing early on December 24, and will be closed for Christmas and Boxing Day.
- No Canada Post mail service on December 25 or 26.
- National museums are closed on Christmas Day but many are open for Boxing Day. City of Ottawa museums and cultural centers are closed.
- No garbage, recycling or composting on Christmas Day. If your garbage day is usually Tuesday, it will be picked up on Wednesday. Garbage/recycling/green bin collection will be delayed one day for the weeks of December 24 and 31.
- Christmas trees are collected on the same day that your green bin is collected.
- OC Transpo is operating on a reduced schedule from December 23 to January 5. On Christmas Day, buses will run on a Sunday schedule. On Boxing Day, buses will run on a Saturday schedule. OC Transpo sales centres will be closed December 25 & 26.
- 3-1-1 service is open for urgent requests.
- City Hall and Client Service Centres are closed.
- The Provincial Offences Court is closed.
- Recreation facilities will be operating on modified schedules during the holiday season. Most recreation facilities are closed and public swimming, public skating, aqua fitness and fitness classes are cancelled on Christmas Day. Check with your facility.
- Most programming at arts centres, archives, galleries, museums and theatres will not be offered on Christmas Day or Boxing Day. Check with your facility.
- Libraries are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
- Here's a press release from the City of Ottawa about other schedule and service changes...
To add to this list (or make a correction) please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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