The upcoming holidays in December and January will affect operating hours at Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) stores.
On Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24, all stores will close at 6 p.m. Some Virginia ABC stores will open an hour earlier that day to ensure customers have plenty of time to shop for distilled spirits, Virginia-made wines and mixers for holiday gatherings. Customers should contact their local store for specific hours. Contact information is available on the Virginia ABC website, https://www.abc.virginia.gov/stores.
On Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, all stores will be closed.
To accommodate shopping needs on New Year’s Eve, which falls on a Sunday this year, Virginia ABC will observe Saturday operating hours on the holiday; however, no store will be open beyond 9 p.m.
On New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, stores will open normally but all close at 6 p.m.
A searchable list of Virginia ABC’s 369 stores—including brands and quantities of spirits available at each location—can be found on the agency’s website at www.abc.virginia.gov.
Virginia ABC encourages customers to celebrate all the year-end holidays responsibly and never drink and drive.
The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) is a major source of revenue for the commonwealth, contributing more than $2 billion to the general fund in the last five years. The agency currently operates 369 state stores. Its Bureau of Law Enforcement oversees more than 17,000 ABC licensed establishments while the Hearings and Appeals Division considers more than 700 cases each year. The agency also provides alcohol education and prevention programs for people of all ages. Now marking its 83rd year, ABC remains committed to progress and innovation in carrying out its control, service and revenue mission.