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Christmas: What's Open, What's Closed

Christmas is Tuesday and is recognized as a federal holiday. Here's what you need to know to get around the week of Christmas.

Christmas is Tuesday and is observed as a federal holiday. Some offices and agencies are also closed on Monday, Christmas Eve. Here's what you need to know to get around during the week.

If you are traveling, check out the Washington State Department of Transportation web pages to plan your route. Be sure to check traffic and weather conditions along Interstate 90 at Snoqualmie Pass, U.S. 2 at Stevens Pass, Interstate 5 near the U.S./Canadian border and I-5 between Olympia and Tacoma.

Here is a list of what’s open and what's closed:

Shoreline City Hall will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25.

Shoreline School District is on winter break. District offices are closed Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24-25. The Shoreline Children's Center daycare is available Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 26-28.

Spartan Recreation Center and Shoreline Pool will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25. The Shoreline Pool will also be closed Dec. 31, New Year's Eve.

Lake Forest Park City Hall will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, as the fifth furlough day in 2012. The Police Department, Municipal Court and the Public Works Department will remain open. City Hall will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 25.

King County government: Closed Tuesday, Dec. 25.

U.S. Postal Service: Closed Tuesday, Dec. 25.

King County Library System is closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25.

King County Metro transit: Reduced weekday service on Monday and will operate on a Sunday schedule on Tuesday. Transit also will be on reduced weekday service during the “winter holiday period” Dec. 26-28. Routes to the University of Washington are closed during winter break.

Sound Transit: Express buses will operate on regular weekday schedule on Monday, Dec. 24, and Sunday service on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Sounder trains will run on a reduced weekday schedule on Monday with no service on Tuesday. Tacoma Link will operate on a Sunday schedule on Monday and Tuesday. Central Link will run on a Saturday schedule Monday and Sunday schedule on Tuesday. Sounder will run special event service to the 5:20 p.m. 

State of Washington: Closed Tuesday.

Washington State Ferries: Routes will operate on revised and holiday schedules.

Federal government: Closed Tuesday.

Banks: Many, if not most, will be closed Monday and Tuesday. Check your local branch.

Garbage and Recycling: Republic Services will not collect on Tuesday, Dec. 25, or Tuesday, Jan. 1. Pickup will be delayed one day through the rest of the week (Tuesday customers collected on Wednesday, etc.) More details are available here.


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