What’s Open & Closed In Park Slope On Christmas


Christmas Trees

Sticking around Park Slope this week? Here’s a breakdown of what’s open, what’s closed, and what’s running on a different schedule on Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Government Offices, Parking, and Sanitation

Government offices, including the Department of Motor Vehicles, are closed. Courts are also closed. There is no mail delivery.

Public schools are closed through Wednesday, January 1.

On Wednesday, December 25, alternate side parking is suspended. You do not need to pay parking meters. No stopping, no standing and no parking regulations are suspended except where those regulations are in effect seven days a week or at all times.

There is no garbage or recycling pick-up. If Wednesday is your regular garbage collection day, put your garbage out after 4pm Thursday evening. If Thursday is your regular recycling day, wait until next week to put out your recyclables.

Subways and Buses

While all trains will be running on a Sunday schedule on Christmas day, the MTA is adding extra trains on Tuesday to help you get out of town — so go!


The Park Slope Library and the Central branch will be open from 9am to 1pm on December 24. All branches of the Brooklyn Public Library will be closed for Christmas day.


Area banks will be closed on December 25, including Chase (444 5th Ave at 9th Street), Bank of America (534 5th Avenue), Capital One (516 5th Avenue), and Astoria Federal Savings (459 5th Avenue).


Both the Prospect Park (357 9th Street) and Armory (361 15th Street) YMCA will be open on Christmas Eve, but only from 7am to 3pm. They will be closed on Christmas day.


Key Food (130 7th Avenue): 7am-10pm on Christmas eve, closed on Christmas
Key Food
 (493 5th Avenue): Regular hours (24 hours) on Christmas Eve and Christmas
Steve’s C-Town (327 9th Street): 7am-10pm on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas
Whole Foods (214 3rd Street): 7am-6pm Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas


Kos Kaffe (251 5th Avenue): 7am-5pm on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas
Gorilla Coffee (97 5th Avenue & 472 Bergen Street): 7am-6pm on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas
Root Hill Cafe (262 4th Avenue): 7:30am-3pm, closed on Christmas
‘Snice (315 5th Avenue): Closed Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
Tea Lounge (837 Union Street): 7am-midnight on Christmas Eve, opens 7am Christmas, but may close early


4th Avenue Pub (76 4th Avenue): Open regular hours Christmas Eve, opens at 4pm on Christmas
The Gate (321 5th Avenue): Open regular hours (and serving up meats and cheeses) on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas
High Dive (243 5th Avenue): Open until about midnight on Christmas Eve, opens at 8pm on Christmas
Lucky 13 Saloon (273 13th Street): Open regular hours Christmas Eve, opens at 7pm on Christmas
Mary’s Bar (708 5th Avenue): 2pm-2am on Christmas Eve, 5pm-2am on Christmas
Mission Dolores (249 4th Avenue): Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas
The Owl Farm (297 9th Street): Open regular hours Christmas Eve, opens at 1pm on Christmas
Pork Slope (247 5th Avenue): Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas
Sheep Station (149 4th Avenue): Opens at 4pm on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas
Skylark (477 5th Avenue): 2pm-2am on Christmas Eve, closed Christmas
Uncle Barry’s (58 5th Avenue): Open regular hours Christmas Eve and Christmas
Union Hall (702 Union Street): Opens at 4pm on Christmas Eve and at 5pm on Christmas

Any other places you know about that’ll be open? Let us know in the comments. And have a wonderful holiday everyone!

  • no pickup?

    did someone forget to tell the sanitation dept.their regulations? My regulation garbage pick up day is Wed. put out the garbage yesterday after 4pm, the garbage is still out there now…

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