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For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 15, 2022

The Montgomery County Government, and programs that impact County residents, will have schedule and program changes for the Christmas Weekend, Saturday, Dec. 24, through Monday, Dec. 26.

  • County offices—Closed Dec. 24-26.
  • MC 311—Will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23.
  • State offices and courts—Closed Dec. 26.
  • State Motor Vehicle Administration offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations—Closed Dec. 24 and 26.
  • Libraries—Closed Dec. 25-26.
  • Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS)—All stores will be open Saturday, Dec 24, on a holiday schedule of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Stores will be closed Sunday, Dec 25. Stores will be open regular hours on Dec 26.
  • County-operated COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Clinics—Clinics at UpCounty Regional Services Center in Germantown, Dennis Avenue Center in Silver Spring and the East County Regional Services Center will be open on Monday, Dec. 26. All sites will be closed for testing and vaccinations Dec. 24-25. Montgomery College-Rockville campus and Germantown campus testing and vaccination sites will be closed from Dec. 24-Jan. 2.
  • Department of Permitting Services—All offices, including customer service lobby, are closed on Dec. 26
  • Ride On—Operates a Saturday schedule until 10 p.m. on Dec. 24. Operates on a Sunday schedule on Dec. 25-26. All schedules can be found at Routes and Schedules.
  • Ride On extRa and Ride On Flex—Not in service Dec. 24-26.
  • Flash—Will operate on a weekend schedule Dec. 24-26 (Orange Line only).
  • MARC Train and Commuter Bus—See schedules at
  • TRiPS Silver Spring commuter store—Closed Dec. 25-26.
  • TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store—Closed Dec. 25-26.
  • Metrorail—Will operate from 7 a.m.-1 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24, from 7 a.m.-midnight on Sunday, Dec. 25, and from 7 a.m.-midnight on Monday, Dec. 26.
  • Metrobus—Will operate on its Sunday schedule on Sunday schedule on Sunday, Dec. 25, and on Monday, Dec. 26.
  • Public Parking Garages, Lots, Curbside Meters--Posted rates and restrictions in effect on Dec. 24. Parking is free on Dec 26. 
  • County-provided trash and recycling collections—Regular collection schedules on Dec. 26. 
  • Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center—Dec. 25: Entire facility closed. Dec. 26: Transfer Station and Recycling Center open.
  • Aquatic Centers— Will close at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. Will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 25. Open on Monday, Dec. 26.
  • Community Recreation Centers—Will close at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24. Closed on Dec. 25-26.
  • Senior Centers: Closed Monday, Dec. 26.
  • Montgomery Parks—Visit for complete information.

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Release ID: 22-629
Media Contact: Neil H. Greenberger 240-205-1915
Categories: Holiday