Christmas Day

Event Start Date: 12/25/2019

Howard County Government offices, courts, animal shelter, 50+ centers, Alpha Ridge Landfill, Cedar Lane and Schooley Mill Activity Rooms, Gary J. Arthur, North Laurel and Roger Carter Community Centers, Meadowbrook Athletic Complex, Robinson Nature Center, Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum, and the county historic sites will be closed in observance of the Christmas holiday on Wednesday, December 25. There will be no curbside trash, recycling, food scrap or yard trim collection on Christmas Day. As a result, the County’s holiday "slide” schedule will be in effect for the remainder of the week. For a complete explanation of the holiday “slide” schedule, visit

In addition, County parks will be open on December25; however, there will be no staff present. 

The Regional Transportation Agency (RTA) buses will not run on December 25. For more information on RTA, call 1-800-270-9553 or visit Howard County parking fees will not be enforced on December  25. 

The 9-1-1 Center, Police and Fire departments remain staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, call 9-1-1; for non-emergencies, please call 410-313-2200.

County offices will re-open at regular business hours on Thursday, December 26.