City of Fredericton Holiday Hours and Schedules 2017

The public is advised of the following holiday hours and schedules related to City of Fredericton facilities and programs. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Mayor Mike O’Brien, Fredericton City Council and all municipal employees.

Free Parking on December 22

To help with your last minute shopping, here’s our gift to you… Downtown shoppers are advised that the City of Fredericton will be offering free parking on Friday, December 22 at all on-street parking meters, all city owned parking lots and all three parking garages including the East End Garage.

Holiday Hours at Fredericton City Hall

Fredericton City Hall, municipal offices at 335 Queen Street, 514 Queen Street, and the York Street Fire Station will observe the following hours during the holiday season.

  • December 22 - 8:15 am to 12:00 pm
  • December 25 and 26 - Closed
  • December 27 and 28 - 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
  • December 29 - 8:15 am to 12:00 pm
  • January 1 - Closed
  • January 2 - 8:15 am to 4:30 pm

The Fredericton police station administrative offices, and the North and South NAT offices will close at 12 pm on December 22 and December 29 and will be closed on December 25 and 26, as well as January 1. The NAT offices will be sporadically staffed during the holiday season, so please call ahead. Emergency assistance is always available 24 hours a day / seven days a week by using the side door at the police station, 311 Queen Street or calling 911.

Garbage and Recycling Collection

Please be advised that there will be no garbage and recycling pickup on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. If your regular scheduled pick up is Christmas Day, your waste and recycling will be picked up Saturday, December 23. If your regular scheduled pick up is New Years Day, your waste and recycling will be picked up Saturday, December 30. Garbage and recycle collection will take place December 26. Routine schedules may not occur, so please set out containers by 7am.

Residents are reminded that during the holiday season, don’t let your recycling go to waste. Households are encouraged to use the curbside recycling program. Apartment dwellers can use the recycling depots located around the city. For more, visit

Fredericton Transit

Transit will not operate on Christmas Day, December 25, or Boxing Day, December 26. Transit will operate as normal on December 27.

The buses will not run on New Year’s Day, January 1, 2018. Transit will be back to its regular operational schedule on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. For more information, call 506-460-2200, e-mail or search the transit schedule at                                                                                                                                                            

City of Fredericton Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas Trees are collected at sites, chipped and recycled for compost. The annual Christmas Tree Recycling program runs from December 26, 2017 until January 20, 2018 and is one of the many ways that we can reduce waste, reuse and recycle. There are nine designated areas for Christmas Tree Recycling (signed disposal areas):

  1. Royal Road Park - Park parking lot adjacent to the Royal Road Fire Station
  2. Fulton Heights - School parking lot off main entrance to Nashwaaksis Middle School
  3. Devon – Trail Visitor Centre on Station Street
  4. Marysville Heritage Centre Facility - Parking lot off McGloin Street
  5. McEvoy Street – Parking lot across the street from St. Mary’s Anglican Church near ball field. *NEW LOCATION*
  6. Kimble Drive - Vacant lot opposite the Fredericton Community Garden at 150 Kimble
  7. Odell Park - Park parking lot in corner of the lot off Waggoners Lane
  8. Queens Square Park - Park parking lot adjacent to pool building off Aberdeen
  9. Angelview Park - Park parking lot off Woodstock Road

For staff and equipment safety please DO NOT leave wreaths, artificial trees or any other materials that are not natural Christmas Trees. This includes the removal of all stands, tinsel, ornaments, screws, plastic, strings, nails and wires, as these objects are not recyclable.

Fredericton Pool and Arenas Holiday Hours

The Growth & Community Services Department advises the public of the following closures at the Fredericton Indoor Pool and city arenas for the holiday period.

  • The Fredericton Indoor Pool will be closed December 25, 26 and January 1. There will be a special holiday swim schedule in effect from December 23 – January 5, 2017. The holiday swimming schedule can be found in the Recreation section of the City website at
  • The indoor pool front desk will be open for regular business hours – 8:15 am to 8:00 pm – from December 22-January 5th (excluding December 25, 26, and January 1.)
  • Fredericton's arenas will be closed at noon on December 24 and 31, and be closed all day on December 25, 26, 2017 and January 1, 2018, except for The Lady Beaverbrook Rink which will be open for the New Years Levee from 1:30 pm – 3 pm. The holiday skating schedule can be found in the Recreation section of the City website at

City to host New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

The City of Fredericton is pleased to announce a New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at the Nashwaaksis Field House & Fredericton Indoor Pool from 5 – 9 pm. Send off 2017 with a fun filled Family Swim, Games Carnival and Glow Dance Party.  Admission $5.00 / person, maximum $20 / family.

For more information visit the city’s website at or contact Service Fredericton at 506-460-2020.

City to host New Year’s Family Levee and Free Skate

Mayor Mike O’Brien and members of Fredericton City Council will host a New Year’s Family Levee and free skate on January 1, 2018 at the Lady Beaverbrook Rink, 411 University Avenue, from 1:30 pm - 3 pm, a fun-filled, afternoon event designed to kick-off 2018.

Visitors are invited to connect with the mayor and members of Council in the celebration, or take a spin on the ice with family and friends. Enjoy light refreshments, while quantities last.

All this holiday hour information has been posted to the City’s web site at