What’s open and closed Boxing Day in St. Catharines, Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls


Published December 22, 2023 at 8:43 am

Here is what’s open and closed on Boxing Day, Dec. 26, 2023, in St. Catharines, Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls.

Fun fact: It is called “Boxing Day” because – starting in medieval Britain – servants had a day off and would receive a gift box on this day.


  • Canada One in Niagara Falls
  • SmartCentres in Niagara Falls, Welland and St Catharine (normally 24 hours but a morning opening)
  • Outlet Collection at Niagara in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  • The Pen Centre in St Catharines
  • Fairview Mall in St Catharines
  • Briarfield Shopping Centre in St Catharines
  • Pendale Plaza in St Catharines
  • Three LCBOs will be open from 9 am to 6 pm. They are Ferry Street-Stanley Avenue in Niagara Falls, Geneva in St. Catharines and Glendale Avenue in St. Catharines
  • Four Beer Stores are open in Niagara Region from 11 am to 5 pm. They are St. Catharines, 99 Dieppe Rd.; St. Catharines, 120 Welland Ave.; Welland, 390 Lincoln St. E.; and Niagara Falls, 6757 Lundy’s Lane
  • There are more than 60 Niagara-region wineries/vineyards and a handful (15 or so) will be closed. Phone your favourite for times.
  • Several local breweries are open, call ahead to confirm
  • Most grocery stores (including Rabba grocery stores) are open, but call ahead to be sure
  • Most bars and restaurants but call ahead to be sure
  • Shoppers Drug Marts
  • Costco locations
  • Loblaws locations
  • Movie theatres
  • A handful of Niagara Falls family-oriented tourist attractions but call ahead 


  • Government offices
  • All City and Town Halls
  • LCBOs not listed above as open
  • Banks
  • Libraries
  • Community Centres
  • Canada Post (no mail pick up or delivery)
  • Community Recycling Centres


Garbage and recycling will be picked up on Boxing Day, however, the entire schedule for the week will be pushed back a day.


  • GO Transit will operate on a Saturday schedule
  • Transit services in St Catharines, Welland and Niagara Falls will operate on holiday hours
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