City of Fredericton Holiday Hours and Schedules 2020

The City of Fredericton advises 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, Phoenix Square, and the York Street Fire Station:

  • December 24 - 8:15 am to 3:00 pm
  • Friday, December 25 and Monday, December 28 – Closed
  • December 29 & 30 – 8:15 am to 4:30 pm
  • December 31 - 8:15 am to 3:00 pm
  • January 1 – Closed

Residents are reminded that they can access the City’s online Service Center 24/7, which provides a single point of access to a wide range of City services, payments for services, and answers to general inquires, by visiting

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 3 pm on December 24 and 31 and will be closed all day on Friday, December 25, Monday, December 28 and Friday, January 1.


  • December 24: The last buses depart Kings Place at 5:15 pm. 
  • December 25, 26 and 27: Transit will not operate.
  • December 28-30: 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, e-mail, or visit

Free Parking on December 24

To help with your last-minute shopping, here’s our gift to you… On Thursday, December 24, the City of Fredericton offers free parking to downtown shoppers: at all on-street parking meters, all city-owned parking lots (except Upper Queen), 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 26.

If your regular scheduled pick up is New Years Day, your waste and recycling will be picked up Saturday, January 2. 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 at Households are encouraged to use the curbside recycling program. Apartment dwellers can use the recycling depots located around the city. For more, visit                                                                                                          

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

  • December 24 and 31: Closes at 3pm.
  • December 25, 26 and January 1: Closes all day.
  • There will be a special holiday swim schedule in effect from December 21 to January 3. For more information on the holiday swimming schedule, visit


  • December 24 and 31: Closed at 3pm.
  • December 25, 26 and January 1: Closed all day.
  • For more information on the holiday skating schedule, visit Please note that in order to follow COVID-19 Procedures and Guidelines at Municipal Arenas, users must book their time in advance.

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year from Mayor Mike O’Brien, Fredericton City Council and all municipal employees.