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

Published December 23, 2022 at 7:00 am

For the first time in a couple of years, Christmas — Sunday, Dec. 25, 2022 — will be the first one without any significant pandemic-related restrictions in Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Halton Hills.

Here’s what’s open and closed on Christmas Day this year in Halton:


  • 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
  • Some Starbucks (hours may vary at different locations)

What’s open and closed on Christmas Day in:
Niagara – St Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland 
Durham – Oshawa, Whitby, Pickering



  • Toronto Premium Outlets
  • Oakville Place
  • Mapleview Centre
  • Burlington Centre
  • Most major grocery stores
  • Major malls
  • Banks
  • Libraries
  • Beer Stores and LCBOs
  • Oakville Museum
  • Milton Sports Centre
  • Mattamy National Cycling Centre
  • Rotary Pond skating rink in Spencer Smith Park
  • Community centres
  • All levels of government offices
  • City Hall/Town Hall
  • Canada Post (no mail pick-up or delivery)
  • Halton Waste Management Site
  • Garbage and recycling (blue box, green bin, and yard waste) will be collected one day later


  • Oakville Transit will operate on a Sunday schedule
  • Burlington Transit will operate on a holiday schedule
  • Milton Transit will not be running
  • GO Transit will run on a Sunday schedule

If you’re looking for some activities and things to do on Christmas Day, here are some options:

  • Go for a skate. There are many municipal skating rinks operating in public parks
  • Head out on the trails. Dozens of public parks and wilderness areas are perfect for going on a snowy hike
  • Make your way to Burlington’s Spencer Smith Park after dark and catch the annual Festival of Lights

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