New Year's Day and Jan. 3: What's open and closed on P.E.I.

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It's always best to call ahead if you're unsure whether a store will be open or closed New Year's Day. (optimarc / Shutterstock - image credit)
It's always best to call ahead if you're unsure whether a store will be open or closed New Year's Day. (optimarc / Shutterstock - image credit)

Many P.E.I. businesses and services, including COVID-19 testing clinics, will be closed New Year's Day. Because the holiday falls on a Saturday, some businesses and services will also be closed on Monday, Jan. 3.

It's always best to call ahead if you are heading out to a store, but here is a partial list of what's open and closed New Year's Day and Jan. 3.

  • COVID-19 testing clinics are closed New Year's Day. The clinics in Charlottetown and Slemon Park will be open Jan. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon AT before returning to regular hours Jan. 3.

  • Municipal offices in Charlottetown and Summerside close Dec. 31 at noon and reopen Jan. 4.

  • Provincial offices will be open until 5 p.m. on Dec. 31 and reopen Jan. 4. Access P.E.I. in Alberton will be closed Dec. 31 due to staffing shortages.

  • P.E.I. Liquor Control Commission stores and Cannabis P.E.I. stores will close Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. and will reopen Jan. 2.

  • Atlantic Superstores will close Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. and remain closed New Year's Day.

  • Sobeys will close Dec. 31 at 6 p.m. and remain closed New Year's Day. Foodland and Co-op closing times vary by store, but all locations will be open until at least 3 p.m. on New Year's Eve and will be closed New Year's Day.

  • Confederation Court Mall in Charlottetown will close Dec. 31 at 4 p.m. and reopen Jan. 3.

  • County Fair Mall in Summerside will close Dec. 31 at 5 p.m. and remain closed Jan. 1. Lawton's Drugs will be open New Year's Day from noon to 5 p.m.

  • Royalty Crossing in Charlottetown will close Dec. 31 at 5 p.m and reopen Jan. 2.

  • Murphy's Pharmacies in Summerside, Kensington, Morell, Tyne Valley, Wellington, East Royalty and North Rustico will be closed on New Year's Day. The rest will be open until 5 p.m.

  • T3 Transit buses won't be operating on New Year's Day.

  • Canada Post will not have delivery service on Jan. 3, in lieu of the Saturday statutory holiday.

  • Island Waste Management will remain on its regular schedule for curbside pickup, although some offices may be closed Jan. 3.

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