Open and closed in Hamilton this Christmas

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County landfills have shortened hours Christmas Eve and will be closed Christmas Day.

Day centres for adults will be closed on Bank Holidays, including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Normal trading hours return on Tuesday, January 2.

In Warminster, Boots will be open from 10am-4pm on both Christmas Eve and Boxing Day while Shaunaks in Westbury will host a Christmas Day service from 3-5pm. The CBRM offices will close Friday at 4:30 p.m. and reopen Wednesday at 8:30 p.m., while Access Nova Scotia and Land Registration offices will be closed from Friday at noon until Wednesday. Christmas Eve hours are 7 a.m. -10 p.m.

West County Center, Mid Rivers Mall and St. Clair Square will be open Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m.to 11 p.m.; and 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve (Sunday).

There is no garbage, blue box or recycling pick up on Christmas Day.

Winter Solstice being livestreamed from Newgrange this morning
Because the Earth is tilted on its axis at a 23.4-degree angle, the planet experiences different seasons throughout the year. Stonehenge is an ancient monument in England that is often mentioned in the same breath as the winter solstice .

Welland Community Wellness Complex will be closed December 24, 25 and 26. These services will also be closed on New Years Day. It will also be closed on New Year's Day.

Municipal services are shut down.

Walmart: Walmart is open 24 hours all week and in some location Walmart will be open until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Trees should be put at the curb by 7 a.m. with all decorations removed.

Toys "R" Us plans to keep their stores open 24 hours a day, until Christmas Eve night, to accommodate the incoming rush of last minute shoppers. The walk-in service centres will be closed Christmas and Boxing Day. Collection will take place Saturday, Dec. 23 instead.

Major grocery chains will be open Sunday from 7 a.m. -5 p.m. then close for Monday and Tuesday.

There will be no paper on Monday or Tuesday and the office located in St. Catharines will be closed both days, reopening on December 27.

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