Area Jurisdictions, Agencies Announce Holiday Schedules

Several area jurisdictions and agencies have announced closings and schedule changes for the Christmas weekend holiday.

All county offices and libraries will be closed from Saturday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 26, while MC 311 will close at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23.

In addition to closing state offices and courts on Dec. 26, including MVA offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations, the governor declared Dec. 23 also will be a state holiday.

Alcohol Beverage Services stores will be open Saturday, Dec 24, on a holiday schedule of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Stores will be closed Sunday, Dec 25 and will be open regular hours on Dec 26.

The county-operated COVID-19 vaccination and testing clinics at UpCounty Regional Services Center in Germantown, Dennis Avenue Center in Silver Spring and the East County Regional Services Center will be open on Monday, Dec. 26.

All sites will be closed for testing and vaccinations Dec. 24-25. Montgomery College-Rockville campus and Germantown campus testing and vaccination sites will be closed from Dec. 24-Jan. 2.

Ride On will operate on a Saturday schedule until 10 p.m. on Dec. 24 and on a Sunday schedule on Dec. 25-26. All schedules can be found at Routes and Schedules.

Ride On extRa and Ride On Flex will not be in service Dec. 24-26, while Flash will operate on a weekend schedule Dec. 24-26 (Orange Line only).

The TRiPS Silver Spring Commuter Store and mobile store will be closed Dec. 25-26.

Metrorail will operate from 7 a.m.-1 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, from 7 a.m.-midnight on Sunday, Dec. 25, and from 7 a.m.-midnight on Monday, Dec. 26 and Metrobus will operate on a Sunday schedule Dec. 25 and Dec. 26.

The county’s aquatic centers will close at 3 p.m. Dec. 24 and will be closed on Dec. 25, then open on Dec. 26. Community Recreation Centers will close at 3 p.m. on Dec. 24 and be closed on Dec. 25-26, while senior centers will close Dec. 26.

Schedule changes and closing at Montgomery Parks facilities from Dec.. 23 through New Year’s Day is available online.

County-provided trash and recycling collections will have its regular collection schedules on Dec. 26; the Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center will close Dec. 25 but open on Dec. 26.

In the public parking garages, lots, curbside meters, the posted rates and restrictions will be in effect on Dec. 24. Parking is free on Dec 26.

In Takoma Park, all city offices and facilities including the police department will close at 12:30 Dec. 23 and remain closed through Dec. 26.

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