City of Virginia Beach Christmas & New Year’s Holiday Schedule

​City offices and facilities will be operating under varied schedules during the upcoming holiday season. ​
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Most city of Virginia Beach offices and facilities be closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1. However, the following agencies have alternate schedules:
  • Garbage truckWaste Collection
    • There will be regular trash collection on Tuesday, Dec. 26.
    • VB Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will be closed on Dec. 25, 26 & Jan. 1.  
  • All city community recreation centers
    • Dec. 24, 25 – Closed
    • Dec. 26 – Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Dec. 31 – Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (regular operating hours)
    • Jan. 1 - Closed 
  • All city parks and park facilities
    • Dec. 24 – Open 7:30 a.m. to noon 
    • Dec. 25 – Closed
    • Dec. 26 – Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (regular operating hours)
    • Dec. 31 – Open 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (regular operating hours)
    • Jan. 1 - Closed  
  • All city public libraries will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31 & Jan. 1. 
  • Tidewater Community College/Virginia Beach Joint-Use Library (JUL) will close early Dec. 20-22 at 5 p.m. The JUL will be closed with no service on December 24-26, 30-31 and Jan. 1. However, hold pick-ups will be available from the back staff door Dec. 27-29.
  • The Francis Land House will be closed Dec. 25, 26 & 27, and open Dec 28-31.
  • The Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum, located within the Renaissance Academy, follows the Virginia Beach City Public School operating schedule and will be closed Dec. 21-Jan. 1.
  • Joint Use Library at TCC/Virginia Beach Campus will be closed Dec. 22 – Jan. 2
  • Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
    • Dec. 24 — Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
    • Dec. 25, 26, 31 & Jan. 1 — Closed
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
    • Dec. 23 & 24 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
    • Dec. 25 — Closed
    • Dec. 26 — Jan 2 - Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
    • ​Dec. 24, 25 & Jan. 1 — Closed
  • ​Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center
    • Dec. 24 — Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
    • Dec. 25 & 26 — Closed
    • Jan. 1— Closed  
    • Jan. 2 — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market — Most market vendors will close at noon on Dec. 24 and will be closed all day Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1.
  • Virginia Beach Visitor Center at Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing State Park and Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center at 2100 Parks Ave.
    • Dec. 23 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Dec. 24, 25 & 26 — Closed
    • Dec. 31 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Jan. 1 — Closed

The following state facilities will close at noon on Dec. 22, and be closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1 & 2. 

  • Virginia Beach Circuit Court and clerk’s offices
  • Virginia Beach General District Court
  • Virginia Beach Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court and the Juvenile Court Service Unit 
  • Virginia Beach Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Virginia Beach Public Health Department


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