Information Bulletin

New opportunities for Alberta’s liquor and cannabis businesses

Licensees can open their doors on December 25.

St. Albert…Effective immediately, AGLC policies have been updated to allow for retail liquor and cannabis venues and minors-prohibited establishments (class A licensees) to operate on Christmas Day.

Lifting the restrictions to allow these liquor and cannabis licensees to stay open on December 25 is another opportunity to reduce red tape and support licensees in making business decisions that best support their operational needs. 

This opportunity to open on Christmas Day is optional for licensees and all other rules guiding responsible service and service hours remain in effect. 

Minors-prohibited establishments are venues where youth under the age of 18 years are prohibited and where liquor service is the main source of business. 

Since the creation of Alberta’s privatized liquor model in 1993, the province’s retail liquor marketplace has evolved – providing Albertans with unparalleled selection, convenience and responsible customer service.

AGLC is responsible for regulating private retail cannabis, the distribution of cannabis and operation of the province’s only legal online cannabis store,

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