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

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

​City offices and facilities will be operating under varied schedules during the upcoming holiday season. Most city of Virginia Beach offices and facilities will be closed Dec. 23, 24 and 25, 2019 and Jan. 1, 2020. However, the following agencies have alternate schedules:

  • Waste Collection
    • Wednesday, Dec. 25 — No collection. Trash/Recycling will instead be on Sat., Dec. 28.
    • Wednesday, Jan. 1 — No collection. Trash/Recycling will be collected on Sat., Jan. 4.
    • VB Landfill and Resource Recovery Center will be closed on Dec. 23, 24, 25 & Jan. 1.
  • All city community recreation centers
    • Dec. 23 — Open – Normal Hours of Operation
    • Dec. 24 — Close at noon
    • Dec. 25 — Closed
    • Dec. 31 — Close at 5 p.m.
    • Jan. 1 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • All city parks and park facilities
    • Dec. 23 — Open - Normal Hours of Operation
    • Dec. 24 — Close at noon 
    • Dec. 25 — Closed
    • Dec. 31 — Close at 5 p.m.
    • Jan. 1 — Close at 5:30 p.m
  • All city public libraries will be closed Dec. 23, 24, 25 and Jan. 1, 2020.
    • Note:  All public libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, New Year's Eve
  • Joint-Use Library at TCC/Virginia Beach Campus will be closed Dec. 21-31, 2019 and Jan. 1, 2020. 
  • Sandler Center for the Performing Art
    • Dec. 24 and 31 — Closes at 2 p.m.
    • Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 — Closed
  • The Francis Land House and Thoroughgood House will be closed Dec. 23, 24 & 25 and open Dec. 26-28. They will be closed for the month of January for annual maintenance and staff training.
  • 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. It will also be closed for the month of January
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
    • Dec. 23 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Dec. 24 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Dec. 25 — Closed
    • Dec. 26 — Jan. 2 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center
    • Dec. 23 — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Dec. 24 — Adoption Lobby – Closed
    • Dec. 24 — Surrender/Reclaim Lobby Open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Dec. 25 — Closed
    • Jan. 1— Closed  
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market — Most market vendors will close at noon on Dec. 24 and will be closed all day Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
  • Virginia Beach Public Health Department will be open Dec. 23; however, the dental clinic and maternity clinic will be closed. They will be closed Dec. 24, 25, and Jan. 1.
  • Virginia Beach Visitor Center at Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing State Park
    • Dec. 23, 24 & 25 — Closed
    • Dec. 31 — Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    • Jan. 1 — Closed
  • Virginia Beach Visitor Information Center at 2100 Parks Ave.
    • Dec.  23, 24 & 25 — Close
    • Dec. 31 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Jan. 1 — Closed

The following facilities will be open Dec. 23, but will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31 and Jan. 1.

  • 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

For information regarding city services and information, please contact VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 311 or visit www.VBgov.com for online assistance.

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