Christmas and New Year's Retail Sales Hours

Under the Liquor Control Code and administrative rules, the legal hours for selling alcohol in Michigan on Christmas Day and New Year's Eve differ from the legal hours the rest of the year:

Christmas Day - MCL 436.2113(5) prohibits licensees from selling alcoholic liquor between 11:59 P.M. on December 24 and 12:00 Noon on December 25.  This applies to both on-premises and off-premises licensees.

New Year's Eve (January 1) - Administrative rule R 436.1403(7) allows on-premises licensees only to sell alcoholic liquor until 4:00 A.M. on January 1 and allows the consumption of alcoholic liquor until 4:30 A.M. on the licensed premises on January 1.  Off-premises licenses must adhere to the regular legal hours for alcohol sales which prohibits sales of alcohol between 2:00 A.M. and 7:00 A.M.