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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 Darien.

This article is updated as more information comes in. Feel free to add information about early closings and closings for a business, organization or even a regular group meeting in the comments section.

Monday, New Year's Eve

OPEN Monday, Dec. 31:

  • Darien town government—until 3 p.m. (see PDF of Darien government holiday schedule attached to this article)
  • 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)
  • Darien 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:

  • CT Transit, Stamford and Darien bus service, "local routes & the I-BUS Express will operate on a regular schedule, with reduced Commuter Connection service on Monday, December 31, 2012 (New Year's Eve)."
  • Metro-North (see "Metro-North" section, below)

New Year's Day

The following are CLOSED New Year's Day:

  • Darien Public Schools closed the week of Christmas through Jan. 1, classes restart Jan. 2 (see PDF of school calendar attached to this article)
  • 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)

OPEN New Year's Day:

  • Dunkin Donuts — Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

BUS SERVICE  on New Year's Day:

  • CT Transit, Stamford and Darien bus service, "will operate on a Sunday schedule on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 (New Year's Day)."

Metro-North Service

The following information is from the Metro-North website:

  • "On Friday, Dec. 28, we start to gear up for New Year’s Eve. To make sure you get plenty of rest for the big night, we once again offer early getaway service. (See a current timetable or visit our schedules page.)"
  • 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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