The holiday season is here which means there are important closures around the area to keep in mind.
All Fairfax County government offices will be operating on a half-day schedule on Dec. 24 and be closed on Dec. 25.
For those who take public transit, the Fairfax Connector will operate on a normal schedule on both Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31), according to a Fairfax County Department of Transportation press release.
On Christmas Day (Dec.25) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) the buses will operate on a Sunday schedule. Times for specific busses can be found online.
Metro riders can also expect trains to run on a varied schedule during the holidays.
- Dec. 24: 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
- Dec. 25: 8 a.m. t0 11 p.m.
- Dec. 31: 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
- Jan. 1: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The United States Postal Service will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
All Reston Association offices, including the Central Services Facility and Nature House, will be closed Tuesday through Friday (Dec. 24-26). Offices will close at 1 p.m. on Dec. 31 and remain closed on Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day, according to the RA website.
Reston Community Center at Lake Anne will be closed on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) through New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) and will reopen on Jan. 2.
The Reston Community Center at Hunters Woods will be open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. It will be closed on Christmas. On New Year’s Day, the center will be open from noon to 5 p.m.
In Herndon, town offices will close at noon on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) and be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, according to a press release.
Trash will be collected on Tuesdays — Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 — instead of Christmas and New Year’s Day in Herndon.
The Herndon Community Center will have varied hours throughout the week:
- Tuesday (Dec. 24): 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday (Dec. 25): closed
- Thursday (Dec. 26): 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Tuesday (Dec. 31): 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday (Jan. 1): closed
- Thursday (Jan. 2): 6 a.m. 10 p.m.
For golfers, the Herndon Golf Course also has a limited schedule — and if the weather cooperates.
- Tuesday (Dec. 24): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday (Dec. 25): closed
- Tuesday (Dec 31): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Wednesday (Jan. 1): 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Due to holiday festivities, Reston Now won’t be publishing on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1. We will be pushing on a shortened schedule today from tomorrow (Dec. 24) to next Tuesday (Dec. 31).
Photo courtesy Reston Town Center
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