Merry Christmas! Here's What's Open and Closed

Christmas is Tuesday and is recognized as a federal holiday. Here's what you need to know to get around the week of Christmas.


Christmas is Tuesday and is observed as a federal holiday. Here's what you need to know to get around during the week.

If you are traveling, check out the Washington State Department of Transportation web pages to plan your route. Be sure to check traffic and weather conditions along Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass, U.S. 2 at Stevens Pass, Interstate 5 near the U.S./Canadian border and I-5 between Olympia and Tacoma.

Here is a list of what’s open and what's closed:

Kirkland City Hall will be closed all day Tuesday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday and at 12 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 and all day Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013 for the New Year Holiday. The Kirkland Police Department business lobby will be closed all day on Tuesday, Dec 25 and Tuesday Jan 1, 2013.

The Lake Washington School District is out until Jan. 2.

King County government: Closed Tuesday, Dec. 25.

U.S. Postal Service: Closed Tuesday, Dec. 25.

King County Library System is closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25.

King County Metro Transit: Operating on a Sunday schedule on Tuesday. Transit also will be on reduced weekday service during the “winter holiday period” Dec. 26-28. Routes to the University of Washington are closed during winter break.

Sound Transit: Operating on Sunday service on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Sounder trains will not run on Tuesday.

State of Washington: Closed Tuesday.

Washington State Ferries: Routes will operate on revised and holiday schedules.

Federal government: Closed Tuesday.

Banks: Most banks will be closed Tuesday.

Garbage and Recycling: Waste Management will not collect on Christmas Day. If your regular collection day falls on Christmas or New Year's Day, your service will be delayed one day. If your collection day comes later in the week after collection has been delayed because of a weekday holiday, your service will also be one day later that week. Details here.


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