2016 December Holiday Information

Tue, 20 Dec 2016

As the holiday season grows closer, the Town of Oakville Council and staff would like to take this time to wish you and your family happy holidays. For town facility holiday hours visit the 2016 December holiday hour public notice.

Enjoy this special time with family and friends and please keep the following information in mind:


Town Hall will be closed as of noon on December 24, 2016, re-opening on January 2, 2017. All online services will still be available. To report emergencies related to roads, traffic lights and signs, parks and trees or flooding and storms, call 905-845-6601 to be connected with our afterhours dispatch service.

On-street parking

Cars cannot be parked on the street between 2 and 6 a.m. from November 15 to April 15. If you are expecting to have overnight holiday guests and you have no room in your driveway, request a temporary on-street permit. Parking officers will be on duty throughout the holiday season but the Parking offices will be closed as of December 24, reopening on January 2, 2017.

Going out for a late night dinner or party during the holiday season? Unexpected overnight parking needed?

You can always enjoy free parking after 6 p.m. in Downtown Oakville and Kerr Village, but until January 8, 2017, select parking lots offer free overnight parking from midnight to 9 a.m.

Simply register your licence plate online.

Visit the parking permits page for more information.

Fire safety

The Oakville Fire department would like to remind you that with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we may be a bit distracted. Please put safety first. Never leave cooking or candles unattended. Decorative lights should be inspected every year before using them. If wiring is frayed or worn they should be replaced. Don’t forget to turn off the Christmas tree lights before going to bed or whenever you leave your home and to keep it watered. Also, please ensure you have working smoke alarms on every level of your home. Visit the fire safety tips page for more details.

Snow clearing

Over the holiday season, town staff continues to ensure that snow plows and salt trucks are prepared for any weather activity. For snow clearing updates, visit the snow clearing page for or call 905-845-6601.

Oakville Transit

Oakville Transit will continue to provide service over the holidays. Please visit Oakville Transit website for revised schedules.

Arenas, community and senior centres

The town’s arenas, community and senior centres continue to offer residents a great place to gather with family and friends. Visit the 2016 December holiday hour public notice.

Recreational activities

Enjoy one of the many free holiday skates from December 31, 2016 to January 6, 2017. For outdoor fun, hike one of the many town trails or take the kids to an outdoor skating rink. Visit the Free Skates page for more information.

Oakville Public Library

Snuggle up with a good book or video from your local library branch. Visit Oakville Public Library website for holiday hours.

Garbage/recycling/tree pick up

For information on holiday garbage/recycling schedules and tree pick up, visit Halton Region website.

New Year’s Levee

Mayor Rob Burton and Members of Council invite you and your family to join them for a New Year’s Levee on Sunday, January 8, 2017, at Town Hall, from 1–3 p.m.