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What's Open, What's Closed During the New Year's Holiday

New Year's Day is an official federal holiday, but is being observed by some businesses on Monday, Jan. 2.

January 1 is New Year's Day. State and local government offices are closed and mail will not be delivered, but some businesses are open. Because the holiday falls on a Sunday, state and local offices will be closed Monday, January 2. For most Federal employees, Monday, January 2, will be treated as a holiday for pay and leave purposes as well.

  • : closed Jan. 2
  • : closed Jan. 2
  • : School resumes Jan. 3
  • Banks: closed Jan. 2
  • U.S. Post Offices: closed Jan. 2
  • State government offices: closed Jan. 2
  • State courts: closed Jan. 2
  • Supermarkets: many open, check hours
  • Retail stores, restaurants: many open, check hours

Liquor sales:

  • New Year’s Eve, Saturday, 12/31: Liquor stores and grocery stores with beer permits may sell during normal hours. Bars, restaurants and cafes may serve until 3 a.m. on Jan. 1
  • New Year’s Day, Sunday, Jan. 1 and Monday, Jan. 2: Package stores closed both days, grocery stores may be open but the sale of beer is prohibited.
  • New Year’s Day, Sunday, Jan. 1: Restaurants, bars, cafes, casinos (food must be available) may serve as permit allows for normal operation.

The Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers closed for the New Year’s Day holiday on Friday, Dec. 30, at 12:30 p.m. and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 7:45 a.m.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)  announced that all of its administrative offices and state park museums will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, as a result of a state holiday. While DEEP business office locations will be closed, state parks will be open in accordance with their normal schedule. DEEP administrative offices that will be closed both dates include:  

  • Main Offices, 79 Elm Street, Hartford
  • Marine Headquarters, Old Lyme
  • Session Woods Wildlife Headquarters, Burlington
  • Eastern District Offices, Marlborough
  • Western District Offices, Harwinton

Information about DEEP programs and state parks and forests may be found online at: www.ct.gov/deep

Trash Collection:

There will be a one-day delay in collection of trash, bulky collection, and recyclables this week.

Linda January 01, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Good information. Thanks for keeping us informed with "what's open what's closed".
Joan Gurski January 02, 2012 at 02:08 PM
The Children's Museum, 950 Trout Brook Drive, is open from 9am-4pm today. One last day to come over and have some fun before school starts tomorrow!

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