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What's Open, Closed New Year's Eve, New Year's Day

Here's what's open, here's what's closed for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in and around Fairfield.

Monday, New Year's Eve

OPEN Monday, Dec. 31:

  • Connecticut state offices (see PDF of 2012 state holiday schedule attached to this article), except for the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles, which is normally closed on Monday.
  • Banks

CLOSED Monday:

  • Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (not normally open on Mondays)
  • Fairfield Public Schools closed the week of Christmas through Jan. 1, classes restart Jan. 2 (see PDF of school calendar attached to this article)

BUS, TRAIN SERVICE on Monday:

The Greater Bridgeport Transit buses will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

New Year's Day

The following are CLOSED New Year's Day:

  • Fairfield Public Schools closed the week of Christmas through Jan. 1, classes restart Jan. 2 (see PDF of school calendar attached to this article)
  • Fairfield Public Library, Woods Branch Library, and the Pequot Library
  • State government offices (PDF of 2013 state holiday schedule attached to this article)
  • Banks have the option of staying open or closed — in practice, all or nearly all are closed on New Year's Day (and this is one of the four holidays that even TD Bank is normally closed)

BUS SERVICE  on New Year's Day:

The Greater Bridgeport Transit buses will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Metro-North Service

The following information is from the Metro-North website:

  • Monday, Dec. 31: "[T]o make sure you arrive wherever you need to be to ring in 2013, we will provide a Saturday schedule with extra service in the AM and PM peak periods, as well as additional inbound trains in the late afternoon/early evening, and our traditional post-midnight late night/early morning service to get you home safely. ([...]See a Holiday Timetable for train times or visit our schedules page.)"
  • New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1: "We will once again operate a special Holiday Schedule. (See a Holiday Timetable for train times or visit our schedules page.)"

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