City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for the 2019 Christmas Holiday, December 24-25
For Immediate Release: December 18, 2019
All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25, in observance of Christmas.
Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Tuesday, December 24, but will not be collected on Wednesday, December 25 (Christmas Day). Collection will be delayed by one day for residents who normally receive service on Wednesday or Thursday (that is, Wednesday’s collection will “slide” to Thursday; Thursday’s collection will “slide” to Friday). The Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling Center (3224 Colvin St.) will be open on Monday, December 23.
Animal Shelter: The Vola Lawson Animal Shelter will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 24, with animal viewing beginning at noon. The Animal Shelter will be closed on Wednesday, December 25.
Health Department: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.), Flora Krause Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.), and Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.) will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25.
Historic Alexandria: All City of Alexandria museums will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25. During the winter, the Black History Museum is also closed on Sundays and Mondays; the Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site is also closed on Mondays. For more information, call 703.746.4554 or visit alexandriava.gov/Historic.
Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline at 703.746.4911; the emergency mental health services or substance abuse crisis hotline at 703.746.3401; the adult protective services hotline at 1.888.832.3858; and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273.
Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches and the Alexandria Law Library (520 King St.) will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25. Talking Books will be closed from December 24 through January 1.
Parking: The Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits on Wednesday, December 25. This suspension of enforcement applies only to the restrictions at legal parking spaces, and does not permit parking in any location normally prohibited (for example, no parking zones, loading zones, or spaces for persons with disabilities). Temporary no-parking signs will be enforced on December 25.
Impound Lot: The City’s Impound Facility (5249 Eisenhower Ave.) will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25. The Impound Facility is closed every Saturday and Sunday, and on all observed City holidays. Fees will continue to accrue on Saturdays and Sundays, but not on holidays.
Recreation and Art Centers: All City of Alexandria recreation facilities will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25. The Torpedo Factory Art Center will be open on Tuesday, December 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and closed on Wednesday, December 25.
Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, December 23, through Friday, January 3.
State Offices: The Alexandria Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Alexandria Circuit Court, Alexandria General District Court, and Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court (520 King St.) will be closed Tuesday, December 24, through Thursday, December 26. The Court Services Unit will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25. The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles office at 2681 Mill Road will be closed Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25.
Transit: On Tuesday, December 24, DASH will operate on its regular weekday schedule, except that service will end at 7 p.m. Any trip scheduled to start at or before 7 p.m. will operate in its entirety. Any trip scheduled to start at 7:01 p.m. or later will not operate. On Wednesday, December 25, there will be no regular DASH service, however the free King Street Trolley will operate on its regular schedule on December 24 and 25, every 10-15 minutes, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., between the King Street-Old Town Metro Station and the Potomac River Waterfront.
For media inquiries, contact Andrea Blackford, Senior Communications Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.746.3959.
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This news release is available at alexandriava.gov/112872.