Halifax – What’s open, what’s closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day in Halifax?

There isn’t any scarcity of closures and repair cuts round Halifax on Christmas and Boxing Day.

Many regular companies are closing their doorways on Christmas Eve and a few are closed all through the weekend, with some reopening on Monday.

As a reminder, as a part of the province’s most up-to-date COVID-19 restrictions, all retail companies are working at 50 p.c capability with bodily distancing.

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This is an inventory of what you possibly can count on over the vacations.

Meals & Beverage

Sobies: Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Atlantic Superstore: Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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NSLC: Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Halifax Harbor Farmers Market: Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.


Halifax Purchasing Heart: Closed on December 25, 26 and January 1, 2022, reopening on December 27 (Boxing Day Sale) 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Mike Mac Mall: Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, re-opens on December twenty seventh from 8am to 9pm

Sunnyside Mall: Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, re-opens December 27 from 9:30 to six PM

Halifax Transit Bus and Ferry Companies

Halifax Transit buses function on the Vacation Service (Sunday) schedule on December 25, December 26 and January 1. Detailed vacation service schedules for typical buses might be discovered on-line.

Alderney and Woodside Ferries won’t function on December 25 or January 1. Ferries will function on the Vacation Service (Sunday) schedule on 26 December. View vacation service schedules for ferries on-line.

In assist of the MADD Halifax Regional Chapter, Halifax Transit will supply free prolonged bus and Alderney Ferry service from 6 p.m. on New Yr’s Eve, Friday, December thirty first.

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Extra details about free and expanded bus and Alderney Ferry providers on New Yr’s Eve is obtainable on-line.

Based on the Metropolis of Halifax, residents are reminded that primarily based on present workers availability, Halifax Transit expects typical bus and ferry providers to be affected for roughly the subsequent two weeks.

On weekdays, Alderney Ferry will solely have a 15-minute service between 7 a.m. and a pair of p.m., and a 30-minute service between 2 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. A full listing of canceled journeys might be discovered on-line. Entry-a-bus service is predicted to proceed as ordinary.


On-street parking will probably be free on December 27, December 28 and January 3, nonetheless, HRM says motorists ought to comply with different posted signage, equivalent to accessible parking, fireplace hydrants and no-stopping.

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Parking is free after 6 pm on weekdays and on weekends and holidays. For extra data on parking, go to the town’s web site.

strong waste assortment

Strong waste assortment and facility hours: Rubbish, natural and recyclable assortment providers won’t be affected by the vacations. Residents are reminded that assortment providers can begin as early as 7 a.m.

Home Particular Waste (HSW) Depot: Closed on Saturday, December 25 and Saturday, January 1, re-opens on Saturday, January 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The Otter Lake West facility, municipal recycling plant and composting services will probably be closed on December 25, December 26, January 1 and January 2, however will probably be open for normal enterprise hours on December 24 and 31. ,


Many leisure services will function on an irregular schedule between December 24 and January 3. Folks have the braveness to name their native facility prematurely to verify full vacation working hours.

The Emra Oval: Vacation Skates will probably be held tentatively on December 24, December 26, December 31 and January 1.

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Halifax Public Gardens Vacation Lights: As a part of Nova Scotia’s Evergreen Competition, the gardens will function a celebration of vacation lights and musical performances. This free expertise will probably be open each night time from 6 pm to 9 pm till January 1, 2022.


Municipal New Yr’s Eve celebrations will happen nearly this yr to permit residents to securely ring within the new yr. HRM says extra data will probably be obtainable within the coming days.

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