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Happy holidays: What’s open and closed at the City of Burlington

Over the upcoming holiday season, City of Burlington administrative services will be closed between Friday, Dec. 23, 2022 and Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, re-opening on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.

For a list of which City services and facilities are available over the holidays, please see the summary below or visit

City ServiceHoliday Closure Information
Animal Services The Animal Shelter at 2424 Industrial St. will be operate as follows:Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25 – closed to appointmentsMonday, Dec. 26 – Saturday, Dec. 31 – open to appointmentsSunday, Jan. 1 and Monday, Jan. 2, 2023 – closed to appointmentsTo report an animal control-related emergency, call 905-335-3030 or visit
Burlington Transit Burlington Transit will operate conventional and specialized (Handi-Van) transit service every day, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, as follows:Friday, Dec. 23 – weekday serviceSaturday, Dec. 24 – modified Saturday service. Service will end at 8 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 25 – Sunday/holiday serviceMonday, Dec. 26 – Sunday/holiday serviceTuesday, Dec. 27 to Friday Dec. 30 – weekday serviceSaturday, Dec. 31 – regular Saturday serviceSunday, Jan 1, 2023 – Sunday/holiday service
For real-time bus information and schedules, visit Downtown Transit Terminal, at 430 John St., will be open on Monday, Dec. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. From Tuesday, Dec. 27 to Friday, Dec. 30, and on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, the Terminal will be open between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Terminal will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 31.
Halton Court Services Court administration counter services at 4085 Palladium Way will operate as follows:•          Friday, Dec. 23 – Tuesday, Dec. 27 – closed 
•          Wednesday, Dec. 28 – Friday, Dec. 30 – open, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
•          Monday, Jan. 2, 2023 – closed  On days when the court administration counter is open, in-person services are available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Telephone payments are also available at 905-637-1274, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Many services are also available by email at or online at Halton Court Services.
Parking Free parking is available downtown, on the street, in municipal lots and in the parking garage after 6 p.m. on weekends and holidays, including Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1, 2023.NOTE: The Waterfront parking lots (east and west at 1286 Lakeshore Rd) do not provide free parking on statutory holidays.Parking exemptions are required to park overnight on city streets and for longer than five hours. If you have family and friends staying with you that require street parking, please visit to register for a parking exemption.
Recreation Programs and FacilitiesSkatingSkating at Burlington Rotary Centennial Pond, located at Spencer Smith Park at 1400 Lakeshore Rd. The rink is scheduled to open as soon as the weather is cold enough to maintain the ice. Follow the City’s social media accounts @CityBurlington for information about the opening. The rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; on Dec. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and closed on Christmas Day. Registration is not required.

Residents are encouraged to call the ice conditions hotline at 905-335-7738, ext. 8587 before leaving home. For more information, visit

Tim Hortons Free Skating will take place this holiday season. Admittance is first come, first served until capacity is reached. For dates and locations, visit

Drop-In Recreation ProgramsSwimming, skating, fitness and other drop-in program times vary over the holiday period. Drop in or reserve in advance. For schedules and online reservations, visit ServiceRecreation, Community and Culture customer service is available to assist you over the holiday:In person at recreation facility counters during program timesBy email at liveandplay@burlington.caBy phone at 905-335-7738. Phone and email service are closed Dec. 24, 25, 26 and Jan. 1, 2023.
Roads, Parks and ForestryThe administrative office will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23 to Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, re-opening on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Essential services, including snow removal, will be provided as required.
Service Burlington The Service Burlington counter temporarily located on the third floor of 390 Brant St., will close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, and reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.Connect with Service Burlington online at
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