HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner and cities across Hampton Roads area gearing up for holidays. Below are closures and schedule changes for this year.

As additional cities and services release their modified schedules, we’ll add them to this post.

Hampton

Hampton city offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 30.

Courts: Closed Monday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 2.

Garbage collection: No regular recycling, refuse, bulk trash or yard waste collection on Friday, Dec. 23. Friday’s waste will be collected early on Wednesday, Dec. 21. There will be no collection on Monday, Dec. 26. Those collections will be made on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Trash collections scheduled for Monday, Jan. 2, will be made on Wednesday, Jan 4.

Street sweeping:  Sweeping scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 22 will be done on Thursday, Dec. 30.

Yard Waste Site: Closed Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26.

Landfill: Closed on Sunday, Dec. 25. 

City schools: Closed until Tuesday, Jan. 3.

Libraries: Closed Friday, Dec. 23, Sunday and Monday, Dec. 25-26.

Community centers: Closed Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Dec. 26. Also closed Monday, Jan. 2.

Neighborhood centers: Closed Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Dec. 26. Also closed Monday, Jan. 2.

Fort Monroe Pool: Closed Friday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 31.

Peninsula Health District & Clinics: Closed Friday, Dec. 23, Monday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 2.

Public golf courses: The Hamptons and The Woodlands courses close at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 and will be closed all day Sunday, Dec. 25. 

Air Power Park: Closed Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26. Also closed Monday, Jan. 2.

City Parks, Bluebird Gap Farm: Closed Sunday, Dec. 25, and Sunday, Jan. 1. There will be no access to the Water Walk Trail on these dates.

Hampton History Museum and Visitor Center: Closes at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, and is closed Sunday, Dec. 25. Also closed Sunday, Jan. 1.

Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center: Closed Friday, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 30.

James T. Wilson Fishing Pier: Closes at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24 and remains closed all day Sunday, Dec. 25. Reopens at 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 26. Closes at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31 and will remain closed for the remainder of the winter.

Newport News

Christmas Holiday Schedules:

City offices – closed Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday Dec. 26
Libraries – closed Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26
Recreation Centers – closed Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26
Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections –  Week of Dec. 19: as scheduled. No collections on Monday, Dec. 26; all collections for the week will be delayed one day.
Recovery Operations Center – closed Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

  • Friday, Dec. 23 – open 12-5 for adoptions with reunite lobby open 8-5 (regular hours)
  • Saturday, Dec. 24 – open 12-4 for adoptions with reunite lobby open 8-4
  • Sunday, Dec. 25 – closed for adoptions with reunite lobby open 8-12
  • Monday, Dec. 26 – open 12-5 for adoptions with reunite lobby open 8-5 (regular hours)

New Year’s Holiday Schedules:

City offices – closed Monday, Jan. 2
Libraries  – closed Saturday, Dec. 31 through Monday, Jan. 2
Recreation Centers – closed Monday, Jan. 2
Garbage, recycling and bulk waste collections – No collections on Monday, Jan. 2; all collections for the week will be delayed one day.
Recovery Operations Center – closed Saturday, Dec. 31 and Monday, Jan. 2 

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter :

  • Saturday, Dec. 31 – open 12-4 for adoptions with reunite lobby open 8-4
  • Sunday, Jan. 1 – closed for adoptions with reunite lobby open 8-12
  • Monday, Jan. 2 – open 12-5 for adoptions with reunite lobby open 8-5 (regular hours)

Norfolk

  • City offices, libraries and recreation centers will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday as well as Monday, Jan. 2, for New Year’s Day.
    • The closures include the offices of the Commissioner of the Revenue, City Treasurer and Norfolk Courthouse. General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts will close at noon on Dec. 22.
  • The MacArthur Memorial will close Dec. 21 – 28. Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center (NACC) will be closed for adoptions Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Dec. 26, and on Sunday, Jan. 1.
    • NACC will hold additional adoption hours on Thursday, Dec. 22, from noon until 4 p.m.

Revised Christmas trash and recycling collection schedule: 

  • There will be no change in the trash and recycling collection schedule for Friday, Dec. 23, or Monday, Dec. 26.  
  • Schedule bulk waste collection for Friday, Dec. 23, and Tuesday, Dec. 27, by 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22.  

Revised New Year’s Eve trash and recycling collection schedule:

  • There will be no change in the trash and recycling collection schedule for Friday, Dec. 30, or Monday, Jan. 2. 
  • Schedule bulk waste collection for Tuesday, Jan. 3 by 3:00 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30.  

Ready to toss your tree? Residents can place natural trees, with decorations removed, on the curb on your trash collection day. Residents can also drop off their natural trees to Waste Management, 1176 Pineridge Road, beginning Tuesday, Dec. 27, through Friday, Jan. 27. 

Artificial trees must be scheduled for a bulk-waste pick up or placed in the trash can. Please ensure that the lid is closed. 

The SPSA Norfolk Transfer Station, 3136 Woodland Avenue, will be open on Saturday, Dec. 24, and Saturday, Dec. 31, from 8:00 a.m. to noon. 

Residents can drop-off unwanted E-waste Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Division of Towing and Recovery located at 1188-A Lance Road.  

Street sweeping scheduled for Friday, Dec. 30, will be made up within the following two weeks, based on availability.

Portsmouth

Portsmouth municipal offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday.  For the New Year’s holiday, municipal offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2. 

Additional schedule changes:

Trash Collection – There will be no trash, recycling, or bulk collections on Friday, Dec. 23, no collections on Monday, Dec. 26, and no collections on Monday, Jan. 2.  Please see the rescheduled collection dates below and for more information, call Waste Management at (757) 393-8663.

No Trash, Recycling, or Bulk CollectionsRescheduled Collection Date
Friday, Dec. 23Wednesday, Dec. 21 
Monday, Dec. 26 Wednesday, Dec. 28
Monday, Jan. 2 Wednesday, Jan. 4 

Portsmouth Public Library –  Libraries will be closed from Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday.  All libraries will reopen on Tuesday, Dec. 27. Libraries will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2 in observance of New Year’s Day.

Portsmouth Museums and Tourism –  All Portsmouth Museums and gift shops, and the Portsmouth Welcome Center will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 25, Sunday, Jan. 1, and Monday, Jan. 2.  The schedules for each museum and the Welcome Center are below

The Children’s Museum of Virginia will be open as follows: Extended Holiday Hours: Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Thursday, Dec. 22, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 23, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  The Museum will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 25.  Open Tuesday, Dec. 27 – Thursday, Dec. 29, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 30 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. For museum admission, all visitors, including members, must purchase tickets online www.ChildrensMuseumVirginia.com.  For more information, call (757) 393-5258.

The Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center will be open as follows: Friday, Dec. 23, Thursday, Dec. 29, and Friday, Dec. 30, from 12 – 8 p.m.; and on Saturday, Dec. 24 and Saturday, Dec. 31, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The Museum is closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. All visitors, including members, are required to purchase tickets in advance online at www.PortsmouthArtCenter.com.  For more information call (757) 393-8543

The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum will be open on Friday, Dec. 23, Wednesday, Dec. 28, Thursday, Dec. 29, and Friday, Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 31 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The Museum is closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday, Dec. 24.  Admission will be by donation.  For more information call (757) 393-8591 or visit www.PortsmouthNavalShipyardMuseum.com.

The Portsmouth Welcome Center will be open on Friday, Dec. 23 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Monday, Dec. 26 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 27, Wednesday,  Dec. 28, Thursday, Dec. 29 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Welcome Center is closed on Saturday, Dec. 24.  For more information, call (757) 393-5111

Parks & Recreation

Recreation Centers and the Senior Station will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, through Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas Holiday; and will be closed Saturday, Dec. 31, through Monday, January 2, in observance of the New Year’s Holiday.

“School House Rec.” school sites will be closed from Dec. 17 through Jan. 2. They will resume normal operating hours on Tuesday, Jan. 3.  

Parks will be operating with normal hours, from dawn to dusk.  Picnic shelter rentals are available online at www.portsmouthparks.com.

Golf Courses will be open; tee times and golf carts are limited.  Please call ahead to ensure availability.  

The Links Golf Course, located at 140 City Park Avenue, will be open from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  Closed Christmas Day.  All other days, hours are 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  For more information, call (757) 465-1500. 

Bide-A-Wee Golf Course, located at 1 Bide-A-Wee Lane, will be open from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve.  Closed Christmas Day.  All other days, hours are 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.  For more information, call (757) 393-8600 or visit: www.portsvagolf.com. 

Virginia Beach

The following City of Virginia Beach offices and facilities will be closed Dec. 23-26 for the Christmas holiday and Jan. 2, 2023, in observance of the new year:

  • All Virginia Beach government administrative offices
  • All city public libraries except the TCC/City Joint-Use Library
  • Virginia Beach Convention Center administrative offices
  • Virginia Beach Department of Public Health
  • Voter Registrar’s Office

The following agencies have alternate schedules:

  • Waste Collection
    • Normal collections will occur on Friday, Dec. 23.
    • The Landfill and Resource Recovery Center and the West Neck Recycling Center will be closed Dec. 23-26 and Jan. 2.
    • Mondays are normal closure dates for the landfill.
  • All city community recreation centers
    • Dec. 23 — Open normal hours
    • Dec. 24 — Closing at noon
    • Dec. 25 — Closed
    • Dec. 26 — Open normal hours
    • Dec. 31 & Jan. 1 — Closing at 5 p.m.
    • Jan. 2 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • All city parks and park facilities
    • Dec. 23 — Open sunrise to sunset
    • Dec. 24 — Open sunrise to noon 
    • Dec. 25 — Closed
    • Dec. 26 — Open sunrise to sunset
    • Dec. 31 – Jan. 2 — Open sunrise to sunset
  • History Museums
    • Francis Land House and Lynnhaven House are closed until further notice.
    • Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum
      • Dec. 24 & Dec. 31 — Closed
      • Sundays through Fridays are normal closure dates.
    • Thoroughgood House
      • Dec. 23-25 — Closed
      • Jan. 1 — Closed
      • Mondays through Wednesdays are normal closure dates.
  • Sandler Center for the Performing Arts Box Office and administrative offices: Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31 – Jan. 1 — Closed
  • The TCC/City Joint-Use Library: closed Dec. 23 – Jan. 2.
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
    • Dec. 23-24 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Dec. 25 — Closed
    • Dec. 26 – Jan. 2 — Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center
    • Dec. 23 — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Dec. 24 — Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Dec. 25 — Closed
    • Dec. 26 — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Jan. 1 — Closed 
    • Jan. 2 — Open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts and Clerk’s Offices
    • Dec. 22 — Closing at noon
    • Dec. 23-26 — Closed
    • Jan. 2 — Closed
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market Management Office
    • Dec. 23-26 — Closed
    • Dec. 27 — Open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Dec. 31 — Open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    • Jan. 1 — Closed
    • Jan. 2 — Open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney
    • Dec. 22 — Closing at noon
    • Dec. 23-26 — Closed
    • Dec. 30 — Closing at noon
    • Jan. 2 — Closed
  • Virginia Beach Visitor Information Centers at 2100 Parks Ave. and at Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing State Park
    • Dec. 23-26 — Closed
    • Dec. 31 — Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (2100 Parks Ave. location only)
    • Jan. 1-2 — Closed

For information regarding City services and more, please contact VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 311 or visit www.VBgov.com for online assistance.

Williamsburg

City of Williamsburg offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26, as well as Friday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Jan. 2.

Quarterpath Recreation Center will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 through Monday, Dec. 26,
as well as Friday, Dec. 30 through Monday, Jan. 2.

Garbage collection and curbside leaf collection will be delayed by one day the weeks of
Dec. 26 and Jan. 2. Collections those weeks will begin on Dec. 27 and Jan. 3.

DMV

All Virginia DMV offices, the DMV Direct call center, and customer service social media will be closed from Dec. 23-26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

More than 50 services are available 24/7 at dmvNOW.com.

Hampton Roads Transit

On Friday, Dec. 23 and Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, all services will operate on regular schedule, but administrative facilities, transit center information booths and the Customer Service Call Center will be closed.

On Christmas, Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022, bus, light rail, microtransit, Naval Station Norfolk Base Express, and paratransit will operate on a Sunday schedule, except for the ferry which will not operate. Administrative facilities, transit center information booths and the Customer Service Call Center will be closed.

On Monday, Dec. 26, 2022, bus, light rail, microtransit, Naval Station Norfolk Base Express, and paratransit will operate on a Sunday schedule, except for the MAX Route 960 which will not operate. The ferry will operate on a regular schedule. Administrative facilities, transit center information booths and the Customer Service Call Center will be closed.

For more information, please visit gohrt.com or call 757-222-6100.

VDOT

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced it is suspending most highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for:

  • Christmas, from noon Friday, Dec. 23 until noon Tuesday, Dec. 27
  • New Year’s, from noon Friday, Dec. 30 until noon Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023

While lane closures will be lifted in most locations, motorists may encounter semi-permanent work zones that remain in place during this time. Check VDOT’s website for the latest travel alerts in your area and around the state.

Check WAVY.com for the latest updates.