What's Open, Closed for Christmas, Christmas Eve

Here's what's open, what's closed for Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day in New Canaan.

Christmas Eve

OPEN on Monday:

  • State offices (see PDF of state holiday schedule attached to this article), except for the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, which is normally closed on Monday.
  • Banks


CLOSED on Monday:

  • Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (not normally open on Mondays)
  • New Canaan Library
  • New Canaan Public Schools closed the week of Christmas through Jan. 1, classes restart Jan. 2

on Monday:

  • CT Transit, Stamford bus service: "local routes & the I-BUS Express will operate on a regular schedule, with reduced Commuter Connection service on Monday"
  • Metro-North (see "Metro-North" section, below)

Christmas Day

The following are CLOSED Christmas Day:

  • Darien Public Schools closed the week of Christmas through Jan. 1, classes restart Jan. 2 (see PDF of school calendar attached to this article)
  • State government offices (PDF of state holiday schedule attached to this article)
  • Connecticut Department of Motor vehicles and AAA offices
  • New Canaan town government
  • Banks have the option of staying open or closed — in practice, all or nearly all are closed on Christmas Day (and this is one of the four holidays this year that even TD Bank is closed)
  • New Canaan YMCA closed (until Dec. 26)

OPEN Christmas Day:

  • Dunkin Donuts — Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


The following information is from the Metro-North website:

  • "To get you in the holiday mood, we are providing extra early getaway service on Friday, December 21, with trains departing Grand Central starting around 12 noon. (Because of light ridership in the PM period, some trains may be canceled or combined. See a current timetable for train times or visit our schedules page.)
  • "Since the holidays will almost be upon us, any of you last minute “gift-givers” will want to take advantage of our “Shoppers’ Special” service on Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23.
  • "On Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, we will operate a Saturday schedule with extra service in the AM and PM peak periods. (Helpful holiday tip: you really shouldn’t wait until this day to finish your shopping. See a special Holiday Timetable Effective Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31- Jan. 1 for train times, or visit our schedules page.)
  • "On Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25 we will operate a special holiday schedule. (See a special Holiday Timetable or visit our schedules page.)
  • "For those of you planning to head to town with the family to soak up some holiday spirit (like a human rum cake), we offer plenty of extra service during the day from December 26-28. (See a current timetable for train times or visit our schedules page.) If you are just heading back to work (hey, someone has to) we haven’t forgotten about you: There’s plenty of service to get you to and from the office. (Say hello to Scrooge for us!)

"If you are traveling with the family, may we suggest purchasing an off-peak ten-trip ticket! In addition to the discount, it is transferrable, so everyone can use it. (It really is like the gift that you can keep giving.)"


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