Prince Edward Island
What’s open and closed on P.E.I. New Year’s Day and Jan. 2
As New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, some shops and services will remain closed on Monday 2 January.
Some shops and services are closed on Mondays as the public holiday falls on a Sunday
Many PEI stores and services are closed on New Year’s Day and have reduced hours on December 31st. As the holiday falls on a Sunday, some shops and services will also be closed on Monday 2 January.
It’s always best to call ahead when going into a store, but here’s a partial list of open and closed New Year’s Days and January 2nd.
- Charlottetown and Summerside Parish Offices are closed on December 31 and New Year’s Day and will reopen on January 3. For Summerside, Parish Offices close at 1pm on December 30th.
- Provincial offices are closed as usual over the weekend, and most remain closed on January 2nd.
- COVID-19 testing clinics are closed on New Year’s Day and January 2nd. The Charlottetown and Summerside clinics will be open December 31 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. It is best to check the PEI government’s COVID-19 website before heading out as capacity limits may vary.
- The PEI Liquor Control Commission shops and Cannabis PEI shops will close at 18:00 on December 31st and will reopen for regular hours on January 2nd.
- Atlantic Superstores open at 7am on December 31st and close at 5pm or 6pm depending on location. They remain closed on New Year’s Day. Regular opening hours will resume on January 2nd.
- Sobeys closes at 18:00 on December 31st and remains closed on New Year’s Day, with regular opening hours resuming on January 2nd.
- Foodland and Co-op closing times vary by store, but all locations are open until at least 3pm on New Year’s Eve and closed on New Year’s Day.
- No Frills in Stratford is open until 6pm on December 31st and closed on January 1st.
- The Confederation Court Mall in Charlottetown will close at 4:00 p.m. on December 31 and reopen at regular hours on January 2. The Shoppers Drug Mart will be open at regular hours on the holidays, although the Canada Post Office will only be open until 2pm on December 21st. 31 and closed on New Year’s Day.
- The County Fair Mall in Summerside closes at 5:00 p.m. on December 31st and remains closed on January 1st. Lawton’s Drugs is open on New Year’s Day from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m
- Royalty Crossing in Charlottetown is open December 31 from 9am to 5pm. It will close on New Year’s Day and reopen on January 2nd.
- Murphy’s Pharmacies closing times vary by store, but most are open until at least 3:00 p.m. on December 31, with the exception of those that are regularly closed on weekends. Some are open until 5 p.m. on January 1, including the Charlottetown Queen Street location, while other locations including Summerside, Kensington, Morell, Tyne Valley, Wellington, East Royalty and North Rustico will remain closed on New Year’s Day. Regular hours resume for most stores on January 2, although some are also closed on Monday, including North Rustico and East Royalty.
- T3 Transit buses do not operate on New Year’s Day.
- Canada Post will not be offering a delivery service on January 2 in lieu of the Sunday public holiday.
- All public libraries of the PEI remain closed on New Year’s Day.
- Island Waste Management will maintain its regular curbside pickup schedule, although some regional offices may be closed on January 2nd.
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