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December 30, 2014 Published in Announcements, Holiday Happenings

City Of Alexandria Announces Schedule Of Services For The 2015 New Year’s Day Holiday

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All City of Alexandria government offices will be open on New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014. City government offices will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.

Health Facilities: The Alexandria Health Department (4480 King St.) and the Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.) will be closed on Jan. 1 and 2.  The Teen Wellness Center at T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St.) will be closed on Jan. 1.

Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline at 703.746.4911; the emergency services for mental health or substance abuse crisis hotline at 703.746.3401; and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273.

Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, and closed on Jan. 1.

Historic Alexandria: All Historic Alexandria facilities will be open on their regular schedules on Dec. 31, with the exception that the Archaeology Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All museums will be closed on Jan. 1. For more information, call 703.746.4554 or visit

Parking: The Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits, on Jan. 1. This suspension of enforcement applies only to the restrictions at legal parking spaces, and does not permit parking in any location normally prohibited (for example, no parking zones, loading zones, or spaces for persons with disabilities).

Recreation Centers: On Dec. 31, Alexandria neighborhood recreation centers will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Chinquapin Recreation Center will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All City of Alexandria recreation centers will be closed on Jan. 1.

Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Wednesday, Dec. 31. There is no collection scheduled on Thursday, Jan. 1; Thursday’s collection will take place on Friday, Jan. 2.

Residents who receive City refuse collection may place Christmas trees at the curb for recycling on regular trash collection days, from Monday, Jan. 5 to Friday, Jan. 15. Trees set out before that time will be collected as regular refuse and will not be recycled. For more information, visit

Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools are closed through Jan. 2, and will reopen Jan. 5.

State Offices: The Alexandria Circuit Court will be closed on Jan. 1; the General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court will be closed on Jan. 1 and 2; the Alexandria Court Services Unit will be closed Jan. 1 and 2; and the Alexandria office of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (2681 Mill Rd.) will close at noon on Dec. 31 and will be closed on Jan. 1.

Transit: On Dec. 31, the Alexandria Transit Company’s DASH bus service will operate a regular weekday schedule with the addition of extended Trolley service for First Night Alexandria (see below). There will be no DASH service on Jan. 1, except for the King Street Trolley.

Trolley: On Dec. 31, the free King Street Trolley will begin at 10 a.m. and provide shuttle service for First Night Alexandria until 1 a.m. On Jan. 1, the trolley service will operate on its normal schedule, every 15 minutes between the King Street Metrorail Station and the Potomac River Waterfront from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.


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