Christmas closures


The Christmas Day holiday is Saturday. The following closures or special hours or days of service will be in effect.

  • OFFICE BUILDINGS: All federal and state offices will be closed Friday. Walla Walla, Columbia and Umatilla county offices will be closed Friday. Garfield County offices will be closed Thursday, Friday and Monday. Walla Walla city offices will be closed Friday. College Place city offices will close at noon Thursday and be closed Friday and Monday. Milton-Freewater city offices will be closed Friday and Monday.
  • POST OFFICES: Post offices will be open Friday. Offices with Saturday hours will be closed and there will be no regular Saturday delivery.
  • BANKS: Most banks will be open Friday, but many will be closing earlier than normal.
  • SCHOOLS: Schools will be closed. Classes will resume Jan. 3.
  • LIQUOR STORES: Washington and Oregon liquor stores will be closed Saturday.
  • DEPT. OF LICENSING: The Department of Licensing office on Jade Street in Walla Walla will be closed Friday for a furlough Day and Saturday for Christmas. It will open again Tuesday.
  • TRANSPORTATION: Valley Transit buses, Dial-A-Ride and the Job Access program will operate normally Friday. There will be no bus service Saturday except for the Job Access program.
  • DAM CROSSINGS: Crossings on Lower Granite, Little Goose and Lower Monumental dams will be closed Saturday.
  • LIBRARIES: The Walla Walla Public Library will be closed Friday and Saturday. The Milton-Freewater Public Library will be closed Friday, Saturday and Monday.
  • GARBAGE: The city of Walla Walla will collect Friday's garbage on Monday. Recycling pickup for Walla Walla residents will be on the same schedule. Milton-Freewater will collect Friday's garbage on Thursday and Monday's trash on Tuesday. Basin Disposal will collect on its regular schedules but earlier than usual. Customers need to have it out by the night before.
  • NEWSPAPER DELIVERY: The Union-Bulletin will publish normally on Friday afternoon and Sunday morning. News, advertising and circulation offices will be open Friday until 3:30 p.m. and closed Monday. People should receive their paper by 5 p.m. Friday and by 10 a.m. Sunday. Those who don't receive their paper should call the U-B circulation office, 525-3300, by 6 p.m. Friday or by 10:30 a.m. Sunday.


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