Texas liquor stores to be closed for 61 hours during 2023 New Year's celebrations

Bad news if you're not stocked up on liquor this holiday season. 

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As we all know (unless you didn't for some reason) it's illegal, under the law put forth by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), to purchase alcohol on Sunday. In other words, under state law, sales are not allowed following the Monday when those days fall on a Sunday. 

And this year, Christmas and New Year's Day fall on a Sunday, meaning the stores will be closed for extended periods, 61 hours twice. 

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Christmas is over now, but New Year's is around the corner, so be mindful when celebrating the holidays, the liquor sales won't be available in-store until the following Tuesday. 

To learn more about the TABC's rules regarding liquor, click here.