Here’s what’s open and what’s closed for the Christmas holidays

Here is a list of what is open and what is closed for the holidays.

Museo de Jade
The country’s jade museum will be closed to Jan. 2.  For more information call 2287-6034.

Museos del Banco Central de Costa Rica
The central bank museums located underneath Plaza de la Cultura will be closed today, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  The museums will be open normal hours from 9:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. the other days.

Museo Nacional
Museo Nacional will be closed today, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day.  It will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Teatro Nacional
Teatro Nacional is closed until New Year’s Eve.  It will reopen New Year’s day.

Museo de Arte Costarricense
Museo de Arte Costarricense will be closed until New Year’s Day.  It will reopen Jan. 2.

Poder Judicial
The administrative offices of Poder Judicial  are closed until  Jan. 7.  All other offices are open during this time with the exception of Christmas, which is Tuesday, and New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.   However, today and New Year’s Eve the offices will only open in the mornings.

Municipalidad de San José
The administrative offices for the San José municipality will be closed until Jan. 7.  Special sections such as business licensing, construction, Policia Municipal, cobros, cemetery services, street cleaning and park guards will only close Christmas and New Year’s Day.   For more information, call 2547-6000.

Municipalidad de Escazú
The Escazú municipality will be closed until Jan. 7.

Municipalidad de Curridabat
The Curridabat municipality will close today, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Jan. 1.  For more information, call 2272-0126.

Municipalidad de Liberia, Guanacaste
The Liberia municipality will be closed until Jan. 7.

Municipalidad de Santa Cruz
The Santa Cruz municipality will be closed until Jan. 7.

Municipalidad de Carrillo, Guanacaste
The Carrillo municipality in Guanacaste will be closed until Jan. 7.

Municipalidad de Montes de Oca (including San Pedro)
The Montes de Oca municipality will close today, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  For more information, call 2280-5589.

Banco Nacional
Banco Nacional will be closed Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day.  The Desamparados branch will be closed Dec. 27 for the carnival in that canton.  For more information, call 2212-2000.

Banco de Costa Rica
Bank employees will work today until 4 p.m. Normal hours will be maintained from Wednesday to Dec. 29. The bank will be closed Christmas Day, Dec, 31 and Jan. 1.

Pricesmart
Pricesmart will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  For the holiday week it will have revised hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

U.S. Embassy
The American Embassy will be close today, Christmas and New Year’s Day.  For the rest of the holiday season the embassy will be open its regular hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Instituto Nacional de Seguros
The Instituto Nacional de Seguros will be closed until New Year’s Day.  Health services will be closed New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.  However the services for Casa de Salud and call centers will not close.  Services will return to the regular hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 2.

Farmacia Sucre
Farmacia Sucre will be closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. The rest of the holiday season the pharmacy will follow its normal schedule of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Walmart
Walmart will not close for the holidays but will have special hours. Today it will be open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m, and Christmas it will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. From Wednesday to Dec. 30, the store will operate its normal hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Finally on New Year’s Eve, the store will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m and on New Year’s Day the store will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Multiplaza
The Centro Comercial Multiplaza Escazú will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.  On New Year’s Eve the Multiplaza will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad
The 112 agencies of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad will have normal hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except that they will be closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Another exception is the the agency in Sabana Norte will be closed from Friday to Jan. 7. Agencies in commercial centers, such as Centro Comercial Multiplaza Escazú will be open during the times established by the mall management. The bulk of the telephone services like international calls, electrical outages and other services will be in operation 24 hours a day.

Episcopal Parish of The Good Shepherd
Anglican/Episcopal services:
Today, Christmas Eve. Bilingual service at 6 p.m. with pageant
presented by the children of the Sunday School.
Christmas Day. 9 a.m. English and Español 9 p.m.
Wednesday, St. Stephen’s Day, 9 a.m. bilingual service.
Friday, Holy Innocents 2 p.m. bilingual service.
Sunday, Dec. 30, first Sunday of Christmas: English 8:30 a.m.
and Español 11 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve: Bilingual 6 p.m.
The Church of the Good Shepherd is on Avenida 4 between Calles 3 and 5 opposite the Colegio Superior de Señoritas. Further information is available via e-mail to pbuenpastor@hotmail.com or by calling 2222-1560.

International Baptist Church
The Guachipelín, Escazú, church will hold at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve candlelight Service and a concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 31.

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