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What's Open, Closed for the Christmas Holiday

Here's what's open and what's closed for Christmas in and around Greenwich, along with a movie schedule if you're seeking a holiday diversion.

Monday, Christmas Eve

OPEN Monday:

  • Greenwich Library and its satellites until 1 p.m.
  • Greenwich Town Hall until 4 p.m.
  • State offices (see PDF of state holiday schedule attached to this article), except for the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, which is normally closed on Monday.
  • Banks

 

CLOSED Monday:

  • Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (not normally open on Mondays)

BUS, TRAIN SERVICE on Monday:

  • CT Transit, Stamford bus service: "local routes & the I-BUS Express will operate on a regular schedule, with reduced Commuter Connection service on Monday"
  • Norwalk Transit bus service
  • Metro-North (see "Metro-North" section, below)

Christmas Day

The following are CLOSED Christmas Day:

  • Greenwich Public Schools closed the week of Christmas through Jan. 1, classes restart Jan. 2
  • Greenwich Library and its satellite branches.
  • State government offices (PDF of state holiday schedule attached to this article)
  • Connecticut Department of Motor vehicles and AAA offices
  • Greenwich  town government
  • Banks have the option of staying open or closed — in practice, all or nearly all are closed on Christmas Day (and this is one of the four holidays this year that even TD Bank is closed)

OPEN Christmas Day:

  • Dunkin Donuts — Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Metro-North

The following information is from the Metro-North website:

  • "To get you in the holiday mood, we are providing extra early getaway service on Friday, December 21, with trains departing Grand Central starting around 12 noon. (Because of light ridership in the PM period, some trains may be canceled or combined. See a current timetable for train times or visit our schedules page.)
  • "Since the holidays will almost be upon us, any of you last minute “gift-givers” will want to take advantage of our “Shoppers’ Special” service on Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23.
  • "On Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, we will operate a Saturday schedule with extra service in the AM and PM peak periods. (Helpful holiday tip: you really shouldn’t wait until this day to finish your shopping. See a special Holiday Timetable Effective Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31- Jan. 1 for train times, or visit our schedules page.)
  • "On Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25 we will operate a special holiday schedule. (See a special Holiday Timetable or visit our schedules page.)
  • "For those of you planning to head to town with the family to soak up some holiday spirit (like a human rum cake), we offer plenty of extra service during the day from December 26-28. (See a current timetable for train times or visit our schedules page.) If you are just heading back to work (hey, someone has to) we haven’t forgotten about you: There’s plenty of service to get you to and from the office. (Say hello to Scrooge for us!)

"If you are traveling with the family, may we suggest purchasing an off-peak ten-trip ticket! In addition to the discount, it is transferrable, so everyone can use it. (It really is like the gift that you can keep giving.)"

 

The movie schedule Saturday through Christmas Day at Bowtie Criterion theater in Greenwich.

 

Bow Tie Criterion Cinemas at Greenwich Plaza
Showtimes for Saturday, December 22, 2012
Hyde Park on Hudson (R)
Bill Murray, Laura Linney
94 minutes
Trailer (11:30 AM), (2:00), 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
Digital; DLP-Digital Projection
Silver Linings Playbook (R)
Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper
120 minutes
Trailer (11:00 AM), (1:40), 4:20, 7:15, 9:50
Digital; DLP-Digital Projection
Lincoln (PG-13)
Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field
150 minutes
Trailer (12:00), (3:15), 6:30, 9:40
Digital • DLP-Digital Projection Showtimes for Sunday, December 23, 2012
Hyde Park on Hudson (R)
Bill Murray, Laura Linney
94 minutes
Trailer (11:30 AM), (2:00), 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
Digital; DLP-Digital Projection
Silver Linings Playbook (R)
Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper
120 minutes
Trailer (11:00 AM), (1:40), 4:20, 7:15, 9:50
Digital; DLP-Digital Projection
Lincoln (PG-13)
Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field
150 minutes
Trailer (12:00), (3:15), 6:30, 9:40
Digital • DLP-Digital Projection Showtimes for Monday, December 24, 2012
Hyde Park on Hudson (R)
Bill Murray, Laura Linney
94 minutes
Trailer (11:30 AM), (2:00), 4:30, 6:45
Digital; DLP-Digital Projection
Silver Linings Playbook (R)
Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper
120 minutes
Trailer (11:00 AM), (1:40), 4:20, 7:00
Digital; DLP-Digital Projection
Lincoln (PG-13)
Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field
150 minutes
Trailer (12:00), (3:15), 6:30
Digital • DLP-Digital Projection Showtimes for Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Les Miserables (PG-13)
Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe
157 minutes
Trailer (3:00), 6:30, 10:00
Digital; DLP-Digital Projection
Hyde Park on Hudson (R)
Bill Murray, Laura Linney
94 minutes
Trailer (12:00), (2:15), 4:45, 7:15, 9:40
Digital; DLP-Digital Projection
Silver Linings Playbook (R)
Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper
120 minutes
Trailer (1:45), 4:30, 7:00, 9:30
Digital • DLP-Digital Projection

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