Alcohol licensed establishments registered in the Extended Holiday Hours program may sell and serve alcohol up to 4:00 a.m. and operate 24-hours on select days in conjunction with select District Government and federal holidays Extended hours start the evening of the first date and end at 4:00 a.m. on the last date.
Hours of alcohol service are automatically extended for licensees during biannual daylight savings changes.
- Spring | Any licensee that normally ends alcohol service at 3:00 a.m. is eligible to operate until 4:00 a.m. to compensate for the loss of one (1) hour.
- Autumn | Any licensee that normally ends alcohol service at 2:00 a.m. will automatically gain one (1) hour to conduct business.
|New Year's Day Weekend
Date of Holiday | Monday, January 2
Duration | Friday, December 30, 2022 - Monday, January 2, 2023
Registration Deadline | Friday, December 2
|Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Weekend
Date of Holiday | Monday, January 16
Duration | Friday, January 13 - Monday, January 16
Registration Deadline | Friday, December 16
|President's Day Weekend
Date of Holiday | Monday, February 20
Duration | Friday, February 17 - Monday, February 20
Registration Deadline | Friday, January 20
|DC Emancipation Day Weekend
Date of Holiday | Monday, April 17 (Observed)
Duration | Friday, April 14 - Monday, April 17
Registration Deadline | Friday, March 17
|Memorial Day Weekend
Date of Holiday | Monday, May 29
Duration | Friday, May 26 - Monday, May 29
Registration Deadline | Friday, April 28
Date of Holiday | Monday, June 19
Duration | Sunday, June 18 - Monday, June 19
Registration Deadline | Friday, May 19
Date of Holiday | Tuesday, July 4
Duration | Monday, July 3 - Tuesday, July 4
Registration Deadline | Friday, June 2
|Labor Day Weekend
Date of Holiday | Monday, September 4
Duration | Friday, September 1 - Monday, September 4
Registration Deadline | Friday, August 11
|Indigenous Peoples' Day Weekend
Date of Holiday | Monday, October 9
Duration | Friday, October 6 - Monday, October 9
Registration Deadline | Friday, September 8
Veterans Day Weekend
Thanksgiving Day Weekend
Christmas Day Weekend
New Year's Day Weekend 2024
On-Premises Retailers and Manufacturers with an On-Site Sales and Consumption Permit, including Temporary License holders.
Licensees must complete an Extended Holiday Hours Application at least 30-days before the first holiday they would like to participate in. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Board Orders and Settlement Agreement terms apply and may affect eligibility. Extended hours may be restricted by Mayor’s Orders and ABC Board rulemakings.
Extended hours are similarly made available to alcohol venues in conjunction with presidential inaugurals and playoff games involving DC-based professional sports teams. These events are distinct and require separate registration.
Valid Period and Fees
Registration is valid indefinitely and automatically carries into new licensure periods. There is no fee to participate.
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