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 being observed Tuesday. Here's what you need to know to get around during the week.

If you are traveling this weekend, 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, US 2 at Stevens Pass, Interstate 5 near the U.S./Canadian border and I-5 between Olympia and Tacoma.

There are still family activities over the holidays. The Castle Ice Arena is open Christmas Eve from 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. and Christmas Day from 2-6 p.m. As always, Clam Lights will be shining at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.

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

Renton City Hall is closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. It will reopen Wednesday, Dec. 26.

Renton Technical College is on winter break. 

Renton School District is on winter break.

King County government: Closed Tuesday, Dec. 25.

US 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. Seahawks vs. San Francisco 49ers game on Sunday, Dec. 23. For a schedule of Sounder game day service, please go to www.soundtransit.org/seahawks.

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: Garbage and recycling will be on its regular schedule in Renton on Monday. There will be no collection Tuesday.


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