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Extended Holiday Hours Program Update

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration (ABRA) is informing licensees of eligible holidays for the 2018 Extended Holiday Hours Program.

Next year, licensees enrolled in the program will be able to stay open later during 11 different District and Federal holidays, which includes three separate three-day holiday weekends. The complete calendar can be reviewed on ABRA's website.

Licensees registered for the Extended Holiday Hours Program during 2017 will be automatically eligible to participate in the program during 2018. A complete list of registered establishments as of this year’s Veterans Day is available on ABRA’s website. 

Licensees of on-premises establishments that are not already enrolled in the program but want to participate would need to register to do so. In order to enroll, a licensee would need to submit a registration form and public safety plan to ABRA at least 30 days prior to the first holiday a licensee would like to participate. Once a licensee is registered and approved, the registration will be valid for the calendar year and each year thereafter. There is no fee to enroll. Complete details are available on ABRA's website.

The deadline to register in time for the New Year’s holiday is December 1, 2017.

Licensees that have questions can contact ABRA's Licensing Division by emailing or calling (202) 442-4423.