City of Alexandria Announces Christmas Holiday Schedule

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City of Alexandria Announces Schedule of Services for the Christmas Holiday
Friday, December 23, and Monday, December 26

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Friday, December 23, and Monday, December 26, in observance of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holidays.

Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.), the Flora Krause Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.) and the Teen Wellness Center (3330 King St.) will be closed on December 23 and 26.

Historic Alexandria: Gadsby’s Tavern and the Apothecary Museum will be open during regular business hours through Saturday, December 24, and will be closed December 25-27. The Black History Museum will be closed December 23-26. The Archaeology Museum will be open December 23-24 and closed December 25-26. Fort Ward will be open December 23 and closed December 24-26. The Lyceum and Friendship Firehouse will be closed December 24-25. The Waterfront Shop will be open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on December 22-23, and closed December 24-28.

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, 703.746.4911; the emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline, 703.746.3401; and the sexual assault hotline, 703.683.7273.

Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches will be closed from Friday through Monday, December 23 – December 26.

Parking: The Alexandria Police Department will not enforce parking restrictions at metered spaces, as well as time restrictions in residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits, from Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26.

Recreation Centers: The Durant Center will be closing early on Thursday, December 22, at 7:30 p.m. The Chinquapin Recreation Center will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, December 23 and Monday, December 26. All Alexandria neighborhood recreation centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, December 23, and Monday, December 26. The Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center will be open only on Friday, December 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All City of Alexandria recreation centers, including the Chinquapin Recreation Center, will be closed December 24 and December 25.

Refuse Collection: Residential trash and recycling will be collected on the regularly scheduled days from December 19 to 22. Residential trash and recycling will slide back and be collected one day late from December 27-30, with no collection scheduled on the observed Christmas holiday on Monday, December 26. The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Recycling Collection site will be closed on December 24 and 26.

Schools: The Alexandria City Public Schools will be closed from December 23 – January 1, reopening January 2.

State Offices: The General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, the Circuit Court, and the DMV Office, 2681 Mill Road, will be closed on December 23 and 26.

Transit: Alexandria Transit Company's DASH bus service will operate on a Saturday schedule until 7 p.m. on December 24. DASH bus service will not operate on December 25.