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What’s open and when in Winnipeg over the holidays

Check ahead to avoid disappointment. Many area businesses have holiday hours in effect.
Check ahead to avoid disappointment. Many area businesses have holiday hours in effect. Global News

Christmas in Winnipeg is a busy time. Many businesses and services will be operating on holiday schedules.  Here is a quick guide to what’s open and what’s closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Recycling/Garbage Collection

City collection schedules shift by one day Christmas week and Brady Landfill is closed Christmas Day.

Winnipeg Transit

Winnipeg Transit will be operating on a Sunday schedule on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Transit is also offering a free bus ride on New Year’s Eve starting at 7 p.m. until the end of service. The last buses leave the downtown area at around 1:30 a.m.

READ MORE: City, MPI offer free transit New Year’s Eve

Attractions

Canadian Museum for Human Rights

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  • Sunday Dec. 24: open 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Monday Dec. 25, Christmas Day: closed
  • Tuesday Dec. 26, Boxing Day: open regular hours

The Manitoba Museum

  • Sunday Dec. 24, Christmas Eve: open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: closed
  • Boxing Day: open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Assiniboine Park Zoo

  • Christmas day: closed
  • Christmas Eve and Boxing Day: open regular hours

The City of Winnipeg has detailed information online for tobogganning, skating and cross-country trails.

RELATED: Universally accessible toboggan run sliding into Winnipeg

City of Winnipeg Libraries

  • Sunday, Dec. 24: open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Monday, Dec. 25: closed
  • Tuesday, Dec. 26: closed

City of Winnipeg Pools

  • December 24: open regular hours until 11:30 a.m.; facilities close at 12:00 noon
  • Dec. 25: closed
  • Dec. 26: closed

City of Winnipeg offices will close at 12 noon Dec. 22,  and will be closed all day Dec. 25 and Dec. 26.

A comprehensive list of holiday times for city services is available on their website.

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Stores

Walmart

  • Dec 24: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Dec 25: closed
  • Dec 26: 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Superstore

  • Dec 24: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Dec 25: closed
  • Dec 26: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Sobeys

  • Dec 24: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Dec 25: closed
  • Dec 26: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Liquor Marts

  • Dec. 24: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Dec. 25: closed
  • Dec. 26: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Malls

Polo Park

  • Christmas Eve:  9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: closed
  • Boxing Day: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

St. Vital

  • Christmas Eve: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: closed
  • Boxing Day: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Kildonan Place

  • Christmas Eve: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: closed
  • Boxing Day: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Garden City

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  • Christmas Eve: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: closed
  • Boxing Day: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Grant Park

  • Christmas Eve: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Christmas Day: closed
  • Boxing Day: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

with files from Jessica Sui