Local Search Expert
- Jun 28, 2012
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When your business has an irregular schedule, like holidays or special events, you can enter special hours in advance. If you schedule special hours for an official holiday, users will be told that those hours are scheduled specifically for that holiday. Open 8 - 12 Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas day.
I believe Google is the 1st mapping product to offer the option to add special hours/Holiday hours to business listings.
You can schedule the whole year out in advance if you want to. But days that don't have special hours will keep your normal hours.
The option is only available in GMBL. Which is "locations" or "list view". But now of course, even a single business can just go to list view to use features there any time.
Here are the official Google Help Docs that explain how to do it, based on where you are editing:
Here is Marissa's post at the Google Business Forum with more details:
<a href="https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/business/kHfoXPjkRzg">Special Hours in Google My Business - Google Product Forums</a>