The West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration (WVABCA) reminds last-minute shoppers that retail liquor stores will be closed on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25. The closure applies to all retail liquor stores in the state, but does not apply to businesses such as a restaurant that may sell liquor, wine, or beer for on-premises consumption.
“We at the WVABCA wish all West Virginians a safe and enjoyable holiday season,” said WVABCA Commissioner Fred Wooton. “As we gather around tables laden with holiday feasts, let’s remember that the greatest gift of all is the company of family and friends. Let’s raise a glass in gratitude but do so with care. Designate drivers, pace yourselves, and let safety be the star of your celebrations.
Tips for responsible drinking:
- Do not drink and drive. Use a designated driver, public transportation, or a ride-sharing service.
- Heed prescription medication warning labels for alcohol consumption. Alcohol is a depressant, and some medications can interact with alcohol dangerously.
Drinking too much may lead to alcohol poisoning, accidents, assaults, and fires. The mission of the West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration is to regulate, enforce, and control the sales and distribution, transportation, storage, and consumption of alcoholic liquors and nonintoxicating beer as mandated by the West Virginia Liquor Control and Nonintoxicating Beer Act.