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

New Year's Day is an official federal holiday, but several local businesses and agencies will be open on Monday.

January 1 is New Year's Day, and since it falls on a Tuesday this year that is the day it is observed as a federal holiday.

State and local government offices are closed and mail will not be delivered, but some businesses are open.

New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, is not a federal holiday, and most businesses will be open.

Here is a summary. Please add any other openings/closings in the comments below.

Department of Public Works:

A message from the town: The Vernon Public Works Department will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day. Refuse and recycling will not be collected on that day, but instead will be collected the following day on Wednesday, Jan. 2, along with that day's collection. Excess refuse and recycling may be brought to the Transfer Station free of charge year round on Wednesdays and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays noon to 4 p.m.

Liquor sales:

  • New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 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, Tuesday, Jan. 1: Package stores closed; grocery stores may be open but the sale of alcohol is prohibited.
  • New Year's Day, Tuesday, 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 are closed on Mondays as usual, and will also be closed for the New Year’s Day holiday on Tuesday, Jan. 1, reopening on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 7:45 a.m.

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


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