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What’s Open, Closed in Reston for Christmas

by Jennifer van der Kleut — December 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm 0

Christmas is nearly here. In Fairfax County, many government and Reston Association buildings will shut down for the holiday, with some of them closing today.

At Reston Now, we’re taking a break, too. We won’t publish Monday in observance of Christmas Day, but we’ll return with more local news Tuesday.

According to locals officials, here’s what’s closed in Reston around the Christmas holiday:

Reston Association and Fairfax County Government:

  • Reston Association offices and facilities, including the Central Services facility, will close Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26. In addition, the Nature Center will close Dec. 23-27, though the trails at Walker Nature Center will remain open.
  • Fairfax County government offices are also closed Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26.

Public Schools:

  • Fairfax County Public Schools remain on Winter Break, with school resuming on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

County Libraries, Recreation Centers:

  • Fairfax County public libraries are closed Dec. 23-26.
  • On Friday, Dec. 23, and Monday, Dec. 26, all Fairfax County RECenters are open with their usual hours. Historic sites, nature centers and Riverbend Visitors Center are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Frying Pan Farm Park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the Visitors Center is closed. Green Sprigs Gardens Horticultural Center is open 12-4:30 p.m. but the Historic House is closed.
  • On Saturday, Dec. 24, all Fairfax County RECenters are open their usual hours except George Washington, which is closed. All other sites such historic sites, nature centers, visitors centers and houses are closed.
  • On Sunday, Dec. 25, all county sites are closed.
  • More detailed information and hours for specific locations is available on the county government website.

Reston Community Centers:

  • RCC Hunters Woods is open Friday, Dec. 23, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 24, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is closed on Sunday, Dec. 25; and is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 26.
  • The Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center is open Friday, Dec. 23, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 24, from 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The center is closed Sunday, Dec. 25. The center is open on Monday, Dec. 26 from 12-9 p.m.
  • RCC Lake Anne is closed Dec. 23-27.

Fairfax County Courts:

WMATA:

  • On Saturday, Dec. 24, Metrorail will operate from 7 a.m. to midnight on a normal Saturday schedule. Metrobus will operate on a normal Saturday schedule.
  • On Sunday, Dec. 25, Metrorail will operate from 7 a.m. to midnight on a normal Sunday schedule. Metrobus will operate on a normal Sunday schedule.
  • On Monday, Dec. 26, Metrorail will operate from 7 a.m. to midnight on a normal Sunday schedule. Metrobus will operate on a normal Sunday schedule.

Connector Buses and Fastran:

  • Fairfax Connector buses will run on a normal Saturday schedule on Saturday, Dec. 24, and Sunday, Dec. 25. A Sunday schedule will go into effect on Monday, Dec. 26. See details of all routes online.
  • All Fastran neighborhood and community service transportation programs will be closed Friday through Monday, Dec. 23-26.

Trash and Recycling:

  • Residents should contact their individual service providers to find out their holiday collection schedules. Information about various providers throughout the county are available on the government website.

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