Christmas Day 2021 in Ballard

Christmas Day is on Saturday, and with it comes many closures and reduced hours at businesses around the neighborhood.

There will be a handful of open restaurants and bars, but many public services will be unavailable or closed in observance of the holiday.

Here’s a rundown:

What’s Open:

  • Majestic Bay Theatres
  • Ray’s Boathouse: Three-course holiday menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (reservations required)
  • Spice Waala: Offering a take-and-bake hariyali chicken.
  • Ballard Mandarin
  • Lockspot Cafe
  • Hattie’s Hat
  • The Old Pequliar
  • King’s Hardware
  • Starbucks (some locations)
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Walgreens
  • Safeway

What’s Closed:

  • All US post offices
  • Most major banks and credit unions
  • Seattle Transfer stations
  • Ballard Library
  • Ballard Neighborhood Service Center
  • All Seattle Parks and Recreation community centers including Ballard Pool

Things to remember:

  • On-street parking is free in Seattle on Christmas Day.
  • King County Metro Transit bus routes are operating on a Sunday schedule. Click here to check out more details about the holiday schedule.
  • Garbage, food and yard waste, and recycling will be on their normal schedule.

Photo: John Carrington