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What's Open and Closed in Arlington on Christmas 2012?

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day: What's open and closed in Arlington on Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, and the MBTA schedule for the holiday.

Here's the list of what is open and closed in Arlington and Massachusetts on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 and Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012:

Open on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25 (at owner’s discretion):

  • Gas Stations
  • Convenience Stores
  • Restaurants/Bars/Taverns
  • Call ahead before heading to any of the above establishments to confirm they are open. Some may be operating with limited hours. (For instance, the Arlington Heights Starbucks will be open, the Arlington Center Starbucks won't.)

Closed on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25:

  • Retail stores
  • Supermarkets
  • Banks
  • Arlington Town Hall
  • Robbins and Fox libraries (closed Dec. 24 and 25)
  • Arlington Recreation (closed Dec. 24 and 25)
  • Ed Burns Arena (closed Dec. 25)
  • Post Offices

No Trash or Recycling Collections on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25:

There will be no trash or recycling collections on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, or New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1. Tuesday's collection will be picked up on Wednesday. There will be a one-day delay for the remainder of the week. The Friday pick-up will be delayed until Saturday.

For missed pick-ups, please call JRM directly at 1-800-323-4285. Please refer to your Recycling & Trash Collection Guide for other rules regarding trash and recycling or visit www.arlingtonma.gov/recycle.

MBTA Schedule

Subway

The subway will run a normal schedule on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. On Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25:

Commuter Rail

The commuter rail will run a normal schedule on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. On Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25:

  • The Fairmount Line will not operate.
  • The Fitchburg/South Acton Line will operate a Sunday schedule.
  • The Framingham/Worcester Line will operate a Sunday schedule.
  • The Franklin Line will operate a Sunday schedule.
  • The Greenbush Line will not operate.
  • The Haverhill Line will operate a Sunday schedule.
  • The Kingston/Plymouth Line will not operate.
  • The Lowell Line will operate a Sunday schedule
  • The Middleborough/Lakeville Line will operate a Sunday schedule.
  • The Needham Line will not operate.
  • The Newburyport/Rockport Line will operate a Sunday schedule.
  • The Providence/Stoughton Line will operate a Sunday schedule.

Bus

Buses will run a normal schedule on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24. On Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25:

  • Buses and trackless trolleys will operate a Sunday schedule
  • The following routes will not operate:
CT1   
CT2
CT3
4
5
7  14   
18
19
29
33
37  38   
51
52
62
65
67 68
70A   
74
76
77A
79   84
85
92
114   
121
131  132   
170
210
212
217
221   245   
325
326
351
352
354   411
424
424W  
426
428
430   434   
436
439
448
449
451   456   
459
465
501
502
503   504
505
553
554
556
558 

The RIDE

On Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, The RIDE will operate on a normal schedule on Christmas Eve.

On Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, The RIDE will operate a Sunday schedule. Arlington residents should contact Greater Lynn Senior Services at 888-319-7433 (for TTY, 800-621-0420) for details regarding Christmas service information.

Boat

Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24:

  • F1 - Hingham Service will operate a modified weekday schedule. Additional service from Rowes Wharf to Hingham will operate at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. departures from Rowes Wharf will not operate. The last departure from Rowes Wharf to Hingham will be at 7:00 p.m. 
  • F2/F2H - Quincy Service will operate a modified weekday schedule. Three additional stops will be made in Hull: the 12:05 p.m. departure from Long Wharf will stop in Hull at 12:20 p.m. and arrive in Quincy at 12:35 p.m.; the 1:25 p.m. departure from Long Wharf will stop in Hull at 1:55 p.m. and arrive in Quincy at 2:10 p.m.; and the 2:15 p.m. departure from Long Wharf will stop in Hull at 2:35 p.m. and arrive in Quincy at 3:00 p.m. There will be no evening service after the 6:05 p.m. departure from Long Wharf.  

Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25:

  • F1 - Hingham Service will not operate.
  • F2/F2H - Quincy Service will not operate.
  • F4 - Charlestown Service will not operate.

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