Christmas Eve, weekend hours for Walmart, Target, Kohl's, Publix, Aldi's and more

Posted December 23, 2017

Bed Bath & Beyond: Open from 9 a.m.to 10 p.m. on December 23, and from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

The 311 contact centre will be closed for general inquires on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Niagara Falls Transit will have modified service on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but offices will be closed. The walk-in service centres will be closed Christmas and Boxing Day. Buses and ferries will also operate on holiday service on Boxing Day.

Stores will be open regular hours through Christmas Eve. During the week following Christmas, residents can place an extra bag or can of garbage without a tag on collection day.

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Malls and other retailers: If you're looking to do some last-second shopping, be aware that most retailers - including major spots such as the Halifax Shopping Centre and Mic Mac Mall - will be shutting their doors at 5 p.m. on Sunday and won't reopen until December 27. The Riverdale location will be open from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m. Christmas Eve, while Layton's will be open from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m.

All Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. retail stores will shut their doors at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, before reopening Wednesday. Trees should be put at the curb by 7 a.m. with all decorations removed. No artificial trees will be collected.

Cracker Barrel: Open 6 a.m.to 2 p.m. Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day at 1792 N. Heritage Park Blvd.in Layton. On Christmas Day, Metro bus and rail will run on a Sunday/holiday schedule with limited bus lines available, and New Year's Day will follow the same schedule.

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"Even though many consumers got a head start with holiday shopping early in the season, millions more are leaving their gift buying to the last minute and beyond", Matthew Shaw, CEO of the retail group, said in a statement.

If you're looking for groceries, stores will be open on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, but will be closed on Dec. 25, and January 1.

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