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Alexandria’s Schedule of Services for Week of New Year’s Day 2020

All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2020, for observance of New Year’s Day.

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Here is a list of the closings for the New Year’s Week of 2020.

Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will be collected on Tuesday, December 31, but not on Wednesday, January 1. Collection services normally scheduled for January 1-3 will be delayed by one day. The Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collections Drop-off Center (3224 Colvin St.) will be open on December 30.

Vola Lawson Animal Shelter

Animal Shelter: The Vola Lawson Animal Shelter will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, with animal viewing beginning at noon. The Animal Shelter will be closed on Wednesday, January 1. For an animal emergency, call 703.746.4444.

Health Department: The Alexandria Health Department main office (4480 King St.), Flora Krause Casey Health Center (1200 N. Howard St.), and Teen Wellness Center (3330 King St.) will be open on Tuesday, December 31, and closed on Wednesday, January 1.

The Lee–Fendall House is a historic house museum and garden located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Since its construction in 1785 the house has served as home to thirty-seven members of the Lee family (1785–1903), hundreds of convalescing Union soldiers (1863–1865), the prominent Downham family (1903–1937), and powerful labor leader John L. Lewis (1937–1969). Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Historic Alexandria: On Tuesday, December 31, the Alexandria Black History Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Alexandria’s History Museum at the Lyceum and Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and the Alexandria Archaeology Museum will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. All City museums will be closed on Wednesday, January 1. For more information, call 703.746.4554 or visit

Hotlines: All emergency hotlines operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including the child protective services hotline at 703.746.5800; the domestic violence hotline at 703.746.4911; the emergency mental health services or substance abuse crisis hotline at 703.746.3401; the adult protective services hotline at 1.888.832.3858; and the sexual assault hotline at 703.683.7273.

Named for Mayor Charles E. Beatley, Jr, the fourth branch of the Alexandria Library system was opened in 2000 at 5005 Duke Street.(Courtesy photo)

Libraries: All Alexandria Library branches will close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, and will remain closed on Wednesday, January 1. The Alexandria Law Library will be closed both days. Talking Book Service at Beatley Central Library will be closed on Tuesday, December 24, and will remain closed through Wednesday, January 1.

Parking: The Alexandria Police Department will suspend enforcement of parking restrictions at metered spaces, residential permit parking districts and other areas with signed parking time limits on Wednesday, January 1. This suspension of enforcement applies only to the restrictions at legal parking spaces and does not permit parking in any location normally prohibited (for example, no parking zones, loading zones, or spaces for persons with disabilities). Temporary no-parking signs will be enforced on January 1.

Impound Lot: The City’s Impound Facility (5249 Eisenhower Ave.) will be closed on Wednesday, January 1, and fees will not accrue on this day.

Rixse Indoor Pool at
Chinquapin Park Recreation Center

Recreation and Art Centers: All City of Alexandria and art centers, including the Torpedo Factory Art Center, will be closed on Wednesday, January 1.

Schools: All Alexandria City Public Schools will be closed for Winter Break from Monday, December 24, through Friday, January 3.

State Offices: The Alexandria Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, Alexandria Circuit Court and Alexandria General District Court, will be closed on Tuesday, December 31, and Wednesday, January 1.The Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court will be closed on Wednesday, January 1.The Department of Motor Vehicles office at 2681 Mill Road will be closed on Wednesday, January 1.

Dash Bus

Transit: On Tuesday, December 31, DASH will operate regular weekday service on all of its routes, including the King Street Trolley. As part of the “First Night” New Year’s Eve festivities, DASH will also provide limited trolley service between the Durant Center and the George Washington Masonic National Memorial from approximately 5:30 to 11 p.m.

On Wednesday, January 1, regular DASH bus service will not operate; however, the free King Street Trolley will run on its regular schedule, every 10-15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., between the King St.-Old Town Metro Station and the Potomac River Waterfront.

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