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For Immediate Release: Friday, December 23, 2022

The Montgomery County Government, and programs that impact County residents, will have schedule and program changes for the New Year’s Weekend, Saturday, Dec. 31, through Monday, Jan. 2.

  • County offices—Closed Dec. 31-Jan. 2.
  • MC 311—Will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 30.
  • State offices and courts—Closed Dec. 31 and Jan. 2.
  • State Motor Vehicle Administration offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations—Closed Jan. 2.
  • Libraries— Closed Jan. 1-2.
  • Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS)—All stores will be open holiday hours on Saturday, Dec 31, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Stores will be closed Jan 1. Stores will be open regular hours on Jan. 2.
  • 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, Jan. 2. All sites will be closed for testing and vaccinations Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. 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 Jan. 2.
  • Ride On—Operates a Saturday schedule on Dec. 31. Operates on a Sunday schedule on Jan. 1-2. All schedules can be found at Routes and Schedules.
  • Ride On extRa and Ride On Flex—Not in service Dec 31-Jan 2.
  • Flash—Will operate on a weekend schedule Dec. 31-Jan 2 (Orange Line only).
  • MARC Train and Commuter Bus—See schedules at
  • TRiPS Silver Spring commuter store—Closed Jan. 1-2.
  • TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store—Closed Jan. 1-2.
  • Metrorail—Operating hours on Saturday, Dec. 31, will be extended until 2 a.m. Sunday. All trips will be free for riders entering after 8 p.m. Saturday. Will operate from 7 a.m.-midnight on Sunday, Jan. 1, and Monday, Jan. 2.
  • Metrobus— Operating hours on Saturday, Dec. 31, will be extended until 2 a.m. Sunday All trips will be free for riders after 8 p.m. Saturday. Will operate on its Sunday schedule on Sunday, Jan. 1, and Monday, Jan. 2.
  • Public Parking Garages, Lots, Curbside Meters—Posted rates and restrictions in effect on Dec. 31. Parking is free on Jan 2. 
  • County-provided trash and recycling collections—Regular collection schedules on Jan. 2. 
  • Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center— 1: Entire facility closed. Jan. 2: Transfer Station and Recycling Center open.
  • Aquatic Centers: Aquatic facilities will be operating on a winter break schedule from Dec. 23 – Jan. 1. Closing at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 31 and closed on Sunday, Dec. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 1.
  • Community Recreation Centers: All closed Monday, Jan. 2. Germantown, Long Branch, North Potomac, Potomac, White Oak and *Wheaton will be open from Dec. 27-Dec. 30 from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. and on Dec. 31 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  [NOTE: *Wheaton will be open 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. Dec. 27-30 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Dec. 31.] All other Community Recreation Centers will be closed Sunday, Dec. 25 – Monday, Jan. 2.
  • Senior Centers: Closed Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2. Senior centers will be open between Christmas and New Year’s Day with limited drop-in programming.
  • Montgomery Parks—Visit for complete information. Additional schedule changes:      

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Release ID: 22-637
Media Contact: Neil H. Greenberger 240-205-1915
Categories: Holiday