What’s open and closed over the holidays

CTV Winnipeg
Published Friday, December 14, 2018 4:48PM CST
Last Updated Friday, December 21, 2018 12:40PM CST

For many people the holiday season brings time with family, a break from work and a festive feast, but it’s also a time when much of the city closes down.

Here’s what’s open and closed in Winnipeg on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day:

Winnipeg garbage and recycling

The Brady, Panet and Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depots are closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

The Brady Road Resource Management Facility for commercial customers only is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Garbage and recycling won’t be collected on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. The city asks that between Dec. 25 to Dec. 28 and Jan. 1 to Jan. 4, residents put their carts out one day later than normally scheduled ( i.e. if Dec. 28 is your collection, it is moved to Dec. 29).

Winnipeg Transit

Winnipeg Transit operates on a Sunday schedule on Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1.

Buses are free on New Year’s Eve beginning at 7 p.m. until service ends.

Beginning on Dec. 16 the Winnipeg Transit winter schedule is in effect for the following routes: 28 Brookside Express, 31 Keewatin Express, 36 Northwest Super Express, 40 All Seasons Express, 44 Grey, 45 Talbot, 46 Transcona Express, 72, 74 Kenaston, 75 Crosstown East, 76, 78 Waverley and 96.

City libraries, recreation facilities and pools

All Winnipeg Public Library branches are closed Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1. Libraries close at 1 p.m. on Dec. 24.

All leisure centres are closed Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1. On Dec. 24: the Fort Rouge Leisure Centre closes at 4:30 p.m.; the St. James Civic Centre, Peguis Trails Health and Fitness Centre and Sergeant Tommy Prince Place close at noon; Freight House closes at 12:30 p.m.; Mayfair Recreation Centre is open 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the St. John’s Leisure Centre is closed; and the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre is open regular hours.

On Dec. 24, all City of Winnipeg indoor pools that are scheduled to be open close at noon. All pools are closed Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1.

Other City of Winnipeg services

The City of Winnipeg recognizes Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day as Statutory Holidays. All civic offices close at noon on Dec. 24, and are closed all day Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1.

The Animal Services Agency is closed on Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1, and open 8:30 a.m. to noon on Dec. 24.

The Brookside, St. Vital and Transcona cemeteries are open every day over the holidays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Winnipeg Parking Authority is closed on Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1. On Dec. 24 it’s open 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Liquor Marts

All Winnipeg and Brandon Liquor Marts are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 24, closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 26. The Jefferson (Express) location is closed all of these days.

All rural Liquor Marts are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 24, closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 26.

Malls

CF Polo Park is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and open Boxing Day 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Garden City Shopping Centre is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and it’s open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Boxing Day.

Kildonan Place is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Boxing Day.

St. Vital Centre is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Boxing Day.

Grant Park Shopping Centre is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Boxing Day.

Outlet Collection Winnipeg is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, and open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Boxing Day.

Attractions and Events

The Manitoba Museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Dec. 22 and Jan. 6, except Dec. 24 and 25. It is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day.