What's still open on Christmas Eve and Christmas?

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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Here's a partial list of what's open on Christmas Eve and Christmas around the Triangle:


  • Schools closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in Durham, Wake, Johnston, Orange, and Chatham counties.
  • Check with individual districts to see when school is back in session.
  • Post Office

  • Local post offices are open Christmas Eve, however many will shorten lobby hours and close and noon.
  • Post Offices will be closed on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25. Regular mail will not be delivered that day.
  • Click here to check your local post office's holiday hours
  • State, City, and County Offices

  • State, city, and county offices will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
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    Federal Offices

  • Federal offices are open with normal hours on Christmas Eve
  • Offices close Christmas Day
  • Banks

  • Banks are open Christmas Eve (check with your bank for hours, closings).
  • Banks are closed Christmas Day.
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    ABC Stores

  • ABC stores are open Christmas Eve, but may have shortened hours.
  • Stores are closed Christmas Day
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  • Libraries around the Triangle are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Buses

  • Buses will run in some counties, but stop service around 7 p.m. Get more information by calling 919-485-RIDE (7433).
  • Buses will not run Christmas Day.
  • Garbage pickup

  • Trash collection will run as usual, but will not pick up Christmas Day.
  • Cary pickup will run one day earlier.
  • The News and Observer contributed to this article