Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Schedules

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)

Dec. 15, 2006 / Updated Dec. 21, 2006

Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Schedules
for Fairfax County

Listed below are schedules for Fairfax County Government offices and services for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Unless otherwise noted, regular schedules are in effect.

  • County Government – Closed Dec. 22, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

  • Courts – All courts open until noon on Dec. 22; all courts closed Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1; General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court closed Jan. 2 (Fairfax Circuit Court open Jan. 2)

  • Public Schools and School Offices – Schools not in session Dec. 25 through Jan. 1; school offices closed Dec. 25, Dec. 26, Dec. 27 and Jan. 1

  • Libraries – Closed Dec. 22 (updated), Dec. 23, Dec. 24 and Dec. 25; open until 5 p.m. on Dec. 31; closed Jan. 1

  • Fairfax Connector – Sunday schedules Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 (

  • FASTRAN – Not in service Dec. 22, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

  • Park Authority RECenters – Open until noon on Dec. 24; closed Dec. 25; open until noon on Dec. 31; open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Jan. 1 (George Washington RECenter in Alexandria will be closed)*

  • Community, Teen and Senior Centers – Closed Dec. 22, Dec. 23 (updated), Dec. 25 and Jan. 1**

  • County Trash and County Recycling Collection – No trash service Dec. 25 (Monday customers will receive service on Tuesday); all recycling collections will be pushed back one day the week of Dec. 25***

  • Recycling and Disposal Facilities at I-66 and I-95 – Open until 1 p.m. on Dec. 24; closed Dec. 25; open until 2 p.m. on Dec. 31; closed Jan. 1

* For holiday hours at lakefront parks, historic/nature sites and golf courses, call the facility or visit

** McLean Community Center will be open until noon on Dec. 22. For Reston Community Center hours, call 703-476-4500, TTY 711, or visit The Pimmit Hills Senior Center will be closed Dec. 26 and 27 (updated).

*** For more detailed information about county trash and recycling collection for the holidays, visit Call private contractors about their schedules.


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