PARKERSBURG, WV (WTAP) - People planning to purchase liquor in West Virginia for Christmas or New Year's need to think ahead, or they may be left empty-handed.
West Virginia officials say liquor is not allowed to be sold on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve.
Per state law, a retail liquor store may not sell liquor on Christmas Day, or on any Sunday.
This year, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve each fall on a Sunday.
"And its just the way the calendar falls this year, that the fact that both New Year's Day and Christmas Day are on a Monday. And it becomes an issue, since the Sunday before that is Christmas Eve and New Year's. So we just wanted to inform everyone to plan ahead. The busyness of holidays and people are doing so many different things that may sneak up on them."
Wine, beer and champagne may be purchased after 1:00 P.M. each Sunday in West Virginia.