What’s open and closed Boxing Day in Oakville, Burlington, and Milton

Published December 19, 2022 at 8:00 am

Believe it or not, this statutory holiday is called “Boxing Day” because, starting in Medieval Britain, servants had a day off and would receive a gift box.

This year, Boxing Day falls on Monday, Dec. 26, 2022. Because Christmas Day falls on a Sunday, some businesses and organizations will close on Tuesday, Dec. 27, for an observed Boxing Day holiday.


This is the first Boxing Day in two years with no COVID-19 restrictions or public health measures in place.

So, without further ado, here is what’s open and closed on Boxing Day in Oakville, Burlington, Milton, and Halton Hills.


  • Some restaurants will be open for indoor dining, takeout and curbside pickup, but call ahead to be sure
  • Most convenience stores
  • Some Shoppers Drug Marts
  • Costco locations
  • Loblaws locations
  • No changes to garbage pickup days
  • Two Beer Store locations in Burlington from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: 2025 Guelph Line and 5051 New St.
  • These LCBO locations, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
  • Oakville, 251 Oak Walk Dr. and 321 Cornwall Rd.
  • Milton, 830 Main St. E.
  • Georgetown, 236 Guelph St.
  • Burlington, 1235 Fairview St., 2025 Guelph Line and 2000 Appleby Line
  • Some Starbucks (hours may vary at different locations)
  • Mapleview Mall in Burlington from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Burlington Centre from 10 a.m. t0 9 p.m.
  • Toronto Premium Outlets from 6:00 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Milton Mall from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Other major malls that are open:
    – Square One (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
    – Bramalea City Centre (10 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
    – Vaughan Mills (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)
    – Eaton Centre (8 a.m. – 9 p.m.)


  • LCBO
  • Most Beer Stores
  • Government offices
  • Banks
  • Libraries
  • Community centres
  • Federal government
  • City Hall/Town Hall
  • No mail delivery


  • Oakville Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule
  • Burlington Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule
  • Milton Transit will not be operating
  • GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule

What’s closed on Dec. 27, 2022:

  • Banks
  • Government offices
  • Canada Post (no mail pick up or delivery)
  • The administrative offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23, and reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3, in Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Halton Hills.
  • GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule
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