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What's open and closed for Christmas Day and Boxing Day 2019 in Halifax

Most stores and services are closed for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but you can still go for a skate at the Oval.

Spoiler alert: most stores and services are closed on the 25th and 26th

Most stores and services are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. (Shutterstock)

Here's a list of what's open and closed on Christmas Day in the Halifax area in 2019:

Food and drink

  • Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

Closed Christmas and Boxing Day, reopening Friday, Dec. 27.

  • Gateway Meat Market

Closed Christmas Day, open 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Boxing Day.

  • Atlantic Superstore

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

  • Sobeys

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

  • NSLC

Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Malls

The Halifax Shopping Centre, Mic Mac Mall, Park Lane Mall, Scotia Square, Dartmouth Crossing, and Sunnyside Mall are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. 

Public services

  • Waste collection

The Otter Lake Waste Management Facility, the Halifax Recycling Plant and municipal composting facilities will be closed on Christmas Day, but open regular hours on Boxing Day.

The household special waste depot in Bayers Lake is closed until Saturday, Jan. 11.

There will be no garbage, organics or recyclables collection services on Christmas Day.

  • Halifax Public Libraries

All branches and departments of Halifax Public Libraries are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

  • Transit

Halifax Transit buses will be operating on holiday service schedules on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. No ferries will be running on Christmas Day.

Check online for individual route information.

  • Recreation facilities

The municipality says "many" recreation facilities will be closed on Christmas Day and asks that people call ahead to their individual facility to confirm operating hours.

  • Emera Oval

Open for public skates on Christmas Day from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Boxing Day from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Canada Post

All post offices will be closed. There is no collection or delivery of mail.

  • Customer service

The 311 contact centre is closed to general inquiries on Christmas Day but will still take urgent requests about transportation, municipal operations, facilities, animal services and illegally parked vehicles.

The five customer service centres will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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