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What's Open, Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Libraries, retail stores and most post offices are open for business Dec. 24.

Here's a list of what's open (and closed) this week for the Christmas holiday:

Monday, Dec. 24:

  • Retail stores: Most open, some with varied hours.
  • Supermarkets, liquor stores and convenience stores: Most open.
  • Bars and restaurants: Most open, click here for a list of Boston restaurants open on Christmas Eve.
  • Stock market: Closes at 1 p.m.
  • Municipal offices: Closed.
  • Banks: Some open, most close early.
  • Libraries: Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Schools: Closed.
  • Post office: Open, although many will close at noon. Regular mail delivery will take place, last mailbox collections will be at noon.
  • MBTA: Operating on a modified schedule.
  • Parking Meters: In effect.
  • Municipal Tow Lot:  Open 8 a.m. - noon.
  • Trash/Recycling: Regular schedule.

Tuesday, Dec. 25:

  • Retail stores: Closed.
  • Supermarkets and liquor stores: Closed.
  • Convenience stores: Most open. 
  • Bars and restaurants: Most closed, click here for a list of Boston restaurants open on Christmas.
  • Stock market: Closed.
  • Municipal offices: Closed.
  • Banks: Closed.
  • Libraries: Closed.
  • Schools: Closed.
  • Post office: Closed.
  • MBTA: Operating on a modified schedule.
  • Parking Meters: Free, time limit in effect.
  • Municipal Tow Lot:  Closed, reopens Monday at 7 a.m. 
  • Trash/Recycling: Regular schedule.

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Kevin McElroy December 24, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Union Park Neighborhood Assoc. released an update on 12/6 indicating trash and recycling pick up across the city is cancelled on Tuesday 12/25, while this update indicates it is on a regular schedule Christmas day........
Kevin McElroy December 24, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Mayor's office has confirmed that all trash and recycling is cancelled city wide on Christmas day.

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