Christmas Lights

The Christmas lights at 3611 E. Kachina Dr. on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.

[David Jolkovski/AFN]

City of Phoenix offices will be closed beginning at noon on Tuesday Dec. 24; on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 and on New Year’s Day, Jan. 1 in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Phoenix buses and Dial-a-Ride and light rail will operate on Sunday schedules on Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan 1. Light rail will also run on a regular schedule, including late-night service on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Express and RAPID will not operate.

Parking in metered spots will be free beginning at noon on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and on Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Wednesday’s trash collection on Dec. 25 will be moved to Thursday, Dec. 26. Thursday’s collection moves to Friday and Friday’s collection moves to Saturday, Dec. 28. Wednesday, Jan. 1’s collection will be moved to Thursday, Jan 2. Thursday’s collection will move to Friday and Friday’s to Saturday.

The 27th Avenue and North Gateway Garbage/Recycle Transfer Stations will run on holiday hours (6 a.m. to noon) on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. They will be closed Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Ahwatukee’s Ironwood Library and all branch libraries will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Christmas Eve and closed Christmas Day. All library locations will close at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31 (with First Night celebrations at three locations from 5 to 9 p.m.) and closed on New Year’s Day.

The offices of the Ahwatukee Foothills News will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Jan. 1.

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