Artist’s Credit: Holiday snow stroll by Lindsey MacKay

City of Fredericton Holiday Hours and Schedules 2019

The City of Fredericton reminds residents of the following schedule changes to its programs and services during the holiday season.

City Hall and Municipal Office Hours

Holiday hours at City Hall and municipal offices at 335 Queen Street, 514 Queen Street, and the York Street Fire Station:

  • December 24: 8:15 am to 12:00 pm
  • December 25 and 26: Closed
  • December 27 and 30: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm
  • December 31: 8:15 am to 12:00 pm
  • January 1: Closed.
  • January 2 and 3: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm

Police Force

The police station at 311 Queen Street is always open, and an officer is available 24 hours a day / seven days a week by picking up the phone inside the side door. Non-emergency calls should be directed to 506-460-2300, and in an emergency ALWAYS dial 9-1-1. The Fredericton Police Force administrative offices will close at 12 pm on December 24 and 31 and will be closed all day on December 25 and 26, as well as January 1.

Transit

  • December 24: The last buses depart Kings Place at 5:15 pm. 
  • December 25 and 26: Transit will not operate.
  • December 27: Transit operates as normal.
  • December 31: The last buses depart Kings Place at 5:15 pm.
  • January 1: Transit will not operate.
  • January 2, 2020: Transit is back to its regular operational schedule.
  • For more information, call 506-460-2200 or e-mail transit@fredericton.ca

Free Parking on December 24

To help with your last-minute shopping, here’s our gift to you… On Tuesday, December 24, the City of Fredericton offers free parking to downtown shoppers: at all on-street parking meters, all city-owned parking lots, as well as at the Frederick Square Garage, York Street Carpark and East End Garage. 

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 28.

If your regular scheduled pick up is New Years Day, your waste and recycling will be picked up Saturday, January 4. Garbage and recycling collection will take place on December 26. Routine schedules may not occur, so please set out containers by 7 am.

Recycling Reminder

Don’t let your recycling go to waste during the holiday season. Some items, like wrapping paper, cannot be recycled, but others like cardboard and boxboard are welcome. When in doubt, look for the recycling symbol and check out the complete list of materials. Households are encouraged to use the curbside recycling program. Apartment dwellers can use the recycling depots located around the city.                                                                               

Christmas Tree Recycling

The annual Christmas Tree Recycling program runs from December 26 to January 20, and is one of the many ways that we can reduce waste, reuse and recycle. Christmas Trees are collected at the following designated disposal sites, chipped, and recycled for compost at the City of Fredericton municipal composting facility:

  • Royal Road Park - Park parking lot adjacent to the Royal Road Fire Station
  • Fulton Heights - School parking lot off main entrance to Nashwaaksis Middle School
  • Fisher Park – Park parking lot off McEvoy
  • Marysville Heritage Centre Facility - Parking lot off McGloin Street
  • Kimble Drive - Vacant lot opposite the Fredericton Community Garden at 150 Kimble
  • Odell Park - Park parking lot in the corner of the lot off Waggoners Lane
  • Queens Square Park - Park parking lot adjacent to pool building off Aberdeen
  • 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 Indoor Pool

  • Administrative offices close at noon on December 24 and 31 and will close December 25, 26, as well as January 1.
  • The front desk will be open for regular weekly business hours, 8:15 am to 6:30 pm, from December 22 to January 4 (excluding December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1).
  • There will be a special holiday swim schedule in effect from December 22 to January 4. There are no swims on December 24 and 31. For more information on the holiday swimming schedule, visit Recreation Schedules.

Arenas

  • December 24 and 31: Closed at noon.
  • December 25, 26 and January 1: Closed all day, except for the Lady Beaverbrook Rink, which will be open for the New Years Levee from 1:30 pm to 3 pm.
  • For more information on the holiday skating schedule, visit Arenas and Rinks.

Mayor’s Youth Action Team Free Skate

Families and youth are invited to a free skate with the mayor and the Mayor’s Youth Action Team on Sunday, December 22, from 5 to 6 p.m., at Willie O’Ree Place. There will be music, games and prizes.

New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

The City of Fredericton is pleased to host a New Year’s Eve Family Celebration at the Nashwaaksis Field House and Fredericton Indoor Pool from 5 to 9 pm. Send off 2019 with a fun-filled family swim, games carnival, and glow dance party. Admission $10.00 per person. For more information call 506-460-2020 or visit Recreation Programs.

New Year’s Day Family Levee and Free Skate

Mayor Mike O’Brien and members of Fredericton City Council are pleased to host a New Year’s Family Levee and Free Skate on January 1, 2020, at the Lady Beaverbrook Rink, 411 University Avenue, from 1:30 pm to 3 pm. This is a fun-filled afternoon event to kick-off 2020. Drop by and connect with the mayor and members of Council and take a spin on the ice with family and friends. Enjoy light refreshments, while supplies last.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Mayor Mike O’Brien, Fredericton City Council and all municipal employees.