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ABC Extended Holiday Hours

The extended holiday hours program allows eligible ABC licensed restaurants, taverns, nightclubs, hotels and multipurpose facilities to sell and serve alcohol until 4 am and operate 24 hours a day, unless an ABC Board Order or Settlement Agreement restricts hours, during certain federal holidays and three-day holiday weekends.

Licensees are required to register to participate. Once a licensee is registered and approved for extended holiday hours, the registration is valid for all remaining applicable holidays that year and each year thereafter. 

Extended Hours FAQ

Extended Hours Dates 


In order to enroll in the extended holiday hours program for the first time, an ABC licensee must submit a registration form and public safety plan to ABRA at least 30 days before the first holiday an establishment would like to participate.

Forms may be submitted in person to ABRA's office by email, mail or in person:

  • Email
  • 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 400 South, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20009

There is no fee to apply. On-premises establishments with settlement agreements that restrict closing hours are not eligible to register.

If you have additional questions, contact ABRA at (202) 442-4423 or by email