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City of Brantford announces holiday schedule changes

City of BrantfordCity of Brantford announces holiday schedule changes

With holiday season in full swing, the City of Brantford has shared schedule changes that may affect community members from December 24, 2022 to January 2, 2023.

Brantford City Hall and Customer Service

Brantford City Hall and Customer Service will be closed from December 24 to 27 and reopen on Wednesday, December 28 at 8:30 a.m. City Hall and Customer Service will also be closed on Monday, January 2, 2023 and reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.

Brantford Transit and Brantford Lift

Saturday, December 24

  • Brantford Transit Regular service until 6:30 p.m.
  • Branford Lift Regular service until 6:30 p.m.

    Sunday, December 25
  • Brantford Transit No service
  • Branford Lift 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Monday, December 26
  • Brantford Transit 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Branford Lift 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Saturday, December 31 (Transit services are FREE from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.)
  • Brantford Transit Regular service until 1:00 a.m.
  • Branford Lift Regular service until 1:00 a.m.

    Sunday, January 1, 2023
  • Brantford Transit No service
  • Branford Lift 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Garbage and Recycling

    Regular waste collection will occur Monday, December 26 through Friday, December 30 and Monday, January 2 through Friday, January 7. No collection services will take place on Sunday, December 25 or Sunday, January 1.

    The City’s Merry Mulch Program runs from January 2 to 14, 2023. Place your Christmas tree at the curb before 7:00 a.m. on your scheduled collection day. Please remember to remove ornaments, tinsel, tree stands and plastic bags from your tree. Christmas trees longer than 8’ must be cut in half.

    Remember to recycle wisely this holiday season. You can recycle plastics (1 through 7), cardboard tubes, boxes and cartons. You cannot recycle metallic or cellophane wrapping paper, tissue paper or Styrofoam. Only wrapping paper that is 100% plain paper may be recycled.

    The Landfill Site will be open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Community Centres

  • Beckett Adult Leisure Centre: closed Sunday, December 25 to Sunday, January 1, 2023
  • Branlyn Community Centre: closed Saturday, December 24, 2022 to Saturday, January 7, 2023
  • Doug Snooks Eagle Place Community Centre: closed Saturday, December 24 to Tuesday December 27, 2022. Open Wednesday, December 28 to Saturday, December 30 2022. Closed Sunday, December 31, 2022 to Monday, January 2, 2023.
  • T.B. Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre: closed Saturday, December 24, 2022 to Saturday, January 7, 2023
  • Woodman Park Community Centre: closed Saturday, December 24 to Tuesday December 27, 2022. Open Wednesday, December 28 to Saturday, December 30 2022. Closed Sunday, December 31, 2022 to Monday, January 2, 2023.


Brantford Public Libraries

Main Branch vs. St. Paul Branch.

  • December 24 both branches are open 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • December 25 to 27 both branches are closed
  • December 28 and 29 both branches are open regular hours 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • December 30 Main Branch is open 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and St. Paul Branch is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • December 31 both branches are open 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • January 1 and 2, 2023 both branches are closed


Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre

Saturday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)

  • Weight Room open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., there are no fitness classes being offered.
  • Pools are closed
  • Arena and indoor track open from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Tourism Information Desk open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Sunday, December 25 (Christmas Day) and Monday, December 26 (Boxing Day)
  • Facility closed

    Saturday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
  • Weight Room open 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Full Body Fit fitness class is offered from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • Pools are closed
  • Arena and indoor track open from 6:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Tourism Information Desk open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Sunday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)

    Join Brantford Mayor Kevin Davis for the Mayor’s Levee event on January 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for free skating and hot chocolate to celebrate the start of 2023!
    All other facility amenities will be closed on January 1, 2023.

Monday, January 2:

  • Tourism Information Desk is closed. All other amenities remain open.

    Other City facilities
  • Bell Homestead NHS: closed Saturday, December 24, 2022 to Sunday, January 1, 2023
  • 220 Colborne Street: closed Friday, December 23 to 27, 2022 and December 31, 2022 to Tuesday, January 2, 2023

    Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst

    Residents can enjoy the annual Brantford Lights at Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant until January 1, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. nightly. Donations to the Brantford Food Bank are greatly appreciated.

Harmony Square Ice Rink

The Harmony Square Ice Rink in Downtown Brantford is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Times Square in Harmony Square December 31

Enjoy this free event on December 31 from 9:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and enjoy live music, photo booth and party favours, ice-skating (weather permitting) and fireworks show at midnight.

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