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Christmas holiday closures and service impacts

Learn about the impacts to King County operations and services on Christmas, a state and federal holiday.

King County government offices will be closed to observe Christmas. Christmas Day is on December 25.
If December 25 falls on a Saturday, Christmas will be observed the Friday before. If December 25 falls on a Sunday, Christmas will be observed the Monday after. All offices will be back on a normal schedule the following day.

In 2024, Christmas will be observed Wednesday, December 25.


  • Buses and transit will run on a Sunday schedule on December 25. 
  • Water Taxis will not sail.
  • Metro offices will be closed. This includes customer service, lost and found, and pass sales.


District Court, Superior Court, and the Superior Court Clerk’s office will be closed.

Other services

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