January 1st is nearly here and while most of you will take the day to recover from the night before, others might use that time to get a few errands done. If this sounds like you – it’s going to be important to know what’s happening in and around the city so you don’t run into any locked doors on your journey! In an effort to help you on your way, here’s what will be open and closed on New Year’s Day in Edmonton.
Though we’d recommend checking their hours before heading out, the West Edmonton and Kingsway Malls will all be open on January 1st.
GROCERY & LIQUOR STORES
Need milk or a bottle of Baileys to top up your morning coffee? You’re in luck. Though (again) we’d recommend checking your nearest locations’ hours, most liquor and grocery stores will be open on New Year’s Day.
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Hoping to catch a flick on New Year’s Day? Landmark Cinemas and Cineplex locations across the city will all be open so pop some corn and settle in!
TELUS WORLD OF SCIENCE
Science rules! Especially when you get to check out some amazing family-friendly exhibitions at the TELUS world of Science! This New Year’s Day treat yourself to a movie inside the IMAX or a little light show in the Zeidler Dome – it’s going to be a blast!
Where: 11211 142 St NW, Edmonton
CITY-OWNED RECREATIONAL FACILITIES AND LEISURE CENTRES
Need to sweat out the night before – While the majority of city-owned fitness and rec centres will be closed – the following will be open on January 1st:
- St. Francis Xavier Sports Centre
- Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre
- O’Leary Fitness and Leisure Centre.
- Jasper Place Leisure Centre.
- Hardisty Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Grand Trunk Fitness and Leisure Centre
- Eastglen Leisure Centre
- Confederation Leisure Centre
- Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre
- A.C.T. Aquatic and Recreation Centre
THE EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO
Lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) – if you hoping to check out Zoominscence on the 1st you’re in luck. According to their website, The Edmonton Valley Zoo will be open on New Year’s Day.
This year, Edmonton museums like the Royal Alberta Museum, the Art Gallery of Alberta, and the Alberta Aviation Museum will be closed on New Year’s Day – but don’t fret. They’ll be open again in no time!
Looking to get your giant hot dog fix? Unfortunately, it’ll have to wait! Costco will also be unshoppable on New Year’s day.
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Whether it’s an Amazon return or an invitation – it’ll have to wait! On January 1st (and on every stat holiday) the post office will be closed.
From the passport office to the DMV, all government offices will be closed on January 1st.
But there you have it, friends. Everything that’s open/closed on New Year’s Day in Edmonton Here’s to rest, fun and family – it’s going to be a good one!
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