"During the below mentioned period, no liquor can be EXPOSED FOR SALE, SOLD, CONSUMED or DELIVERED on such premises AT ANY TIME during the period when they are required to be closed and NO persons other than the license-holder or the employees shall be on the licensed premises.
Additionally, no liquor shall be sold in a restaurant so licensed EXCEPT to a customer buying a full meal therein and consuming the liquor with the meal therein".
Publican's General CLOSED at 10:00pm on Christmas Eve, CLOSED on Christmas Day, CLOSED 10:00pm to 6:00am on Boxing Day
Malt Liquor and Cider Liscense | CLOSED at 11:00PM on Christmas Eve, CLOSED on Christmas Day, CLOSED from 11:00pm to 7:00am on Boxing Day.
Shop or Beer License CLOSED between 4:00pm to 7:00pm and again at 9:00pm on Christmas Eve, CLOSED on Christmas and Boxing Day.
Hotel License CLOSED midnight to 7:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Boxing Day.
Restaurant License CLOSED midnight to 6:00 a.m on Christmas Eve, Christmas, and Boxing Day
Publican's Special Liscense CLOSED between midnight and 10:00am on Christmas Eve, CLOSED between 1:00pm to 3:00pm and again at 11:00pm on Christmas Day, CLOSED at midnight to 10:00 a.m. on Boxing day.
Night Club License CLOSED midnight to 10:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, CLOSED 2:00 am to 10:00am on Boxing Day.
Special License CLOSED midnight to 10:00 a.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, CLOSED midnight to 10:00am on Boxing Day".
But one community that isn't too happy with these last minute liquor regulations is the San Pedranos. They say that while they're aware of the rule, it's never been implemented in their town before because as far as they know, Christmas is party time for tourists.
It's the tourism high season, so the DJ's, club owners, and promoters were all getting ready by booking local and international artists and preparing their establishments for some holiday hype.
But now, because they're not allowed to open or sell liquor, all that cash they've already spent has gone down the drain, and all the money they were supposed to make is only in their dreams.
Today, they told our colleagues at The San Pedro Sun that they wished they were informed sooner.
"We've just received a notice from the Commissioner of Police that San Pedro has its own liquor license carve out, and he will supply that to the media tomorrow."
All regulations lifted, business operate as per their license
Cabinet's Decision on Sale of Liquor during Christmas Holidays
Regarding the sale of alcohol during the Christmas holidays, Cabinet has decided that all liquor-licensed premises will be allowed to operate on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day as per the standard rules of operation.
This, therefore, means that the closing hours will be as follows:
Type of License Time
Restaurant 12:00 midnight Night Club 2:00 a.m. Shop or Beer 9:00 p.m. Publican's Special 12:00 midnight Publican's General 10:00 p.m. Convenience Store 12:00 midnight Hotel 12:00 midnight Member's Club 3:00 a.m. Malt and Cider 11:00 p.m.