WAKEFIELD Council has announced its opening times for services over the Christmas and New Year period.
The Town Hall and County Hall will be closed from December 22 to January 1, 2013.
But essential family services will still be provided including home care, social work and residential care.
Homeless and hostel services across the district will also remain open.
All markets will be open as usual, excluding December 25, 26 and January 1, 2013 .
There will be extra markets in Normanton and Ossett on Christmas Eve.
Recycling sites in Normanton, Ossett and Wakefield will be closed on December 25, 26 and January 1, 2013 and they will close at 2pm on Christmas Eve.
Normanton Swimming Pool will be closed between December 24 and 28 and on December 31 and January 1, 2013.
Residents will also receive a calendar of dates for bin collections before Christmas outlining any changes over the festive season.
All council services and buildings return to normal opening hours on January 2, 2013.
The council can still be contacted throughout the Christmas and New Year period on 0845 8 506 506.
For more information or specific opening times visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/holidayopening