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Liquor Control Reminds Connecticut Residents about Package Store and Bar Hours during the Holidays

November 23, 2021 – The Department of Consumer Protection’s (DCP) Liquor Control Division is reminding Connecticut residents that hours for some liquor permittees change on holidays:

Off-premise consumption:

  • Package stores must remain closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
  • Grocery stores cannot sell beer on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day
  • Manufacturer permits cannot sell alcoholic liquor to go on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Day

On-premise consumption:

  • Normal hours remain the same, except premises must close by 3 a.m. on New Year’s Day morning
  • Local zoning rules may create stricter limits for both off- and on-premise sales

“With the return of holiday gatherings and celebrations this year, we hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday season,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull. “We encourage those who choose to drink alcohol to make responsible decisions, including knowing their limit, arranging designated drivers and being respectful of the establishments and communities where they celebrate.”

Anyone with concerns or complaints about a liquor permittee in the State of Connecticut is encouraged to contact DCP’s Liquor Control Division via email at, or at (860) 713-6210.

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