- Department of Labor Standards
Media Contact for Permits for Holiday Openings Thanksgiving Day/Christmas Day
Michael Flanagan, Interim Director
Boston — Permits for Holiday Openings Thanksgiving Day- November 28, 2019 and Christmas Day - December 25, 2019
The Depmtment of Labor Standards must approve all local permits to allow retail stores
and businesses to perform work and to be open on cettain holidays, including
Thanksgiving, November 28, 2019, and Christmas Day, December 25, 2019. Permits
must be approved by the Department of Labor Standards on a uniform basis statewide.
See Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 136, §15.
Please be advised that the Department of Labor Standards will not issue statewide
appt·oval for permits for businesses to open on Thanl'8giving Day or Christmas Day
For further information please view our Blue Laws Overview on our website at
contact the Depmiment of Labor Standards at (617) 626-6952.