Friday, January 27, 2023

Booze alert: Here’s the holiday schedule for ABC stores

The ABC Store in Williamsburg. (WYDaily/Courtesy of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control)
The ABC Store in Williamsburg. (WYDaily/Courtesy of the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control)

Holiday observances in November, December and January will affect operating hours at Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority retail stores.

All Virginia ABC stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 26. However, unlike in years past, stores will also close early the day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 6 p.m., according to  news release from the authority.

“This is an unusual year, to say the least, and we have elected to give employees additional time off ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday,” said ABC Chief Executive Officer Travis Hill.

On Christmas Eve (Thursday, Dec. 24) all Virginia ABC stores will close at 5 p.m. and will remain closed on Friday, Dec. 25 for Christmas Day.

Stores will reopen Dec. 26 at noon.

On Friday, Jan. 1, stores will open at noon and will close early, at 6 p.m. in observance of New Year’s Day.

You can find operating hours for your local Virginia ABC store here.


John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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