What Pasadena services will be open on Thanksgiving Day?


Most Pasadena residents won’t be surprised to learn that City Hall, along with most City services, will be closed next Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. But there’s a few important exceptions to the closure that residents can rely on to be operating at full capacity over the holiday.

Pasadena Fire and Police departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services.  Moreover, emergency phone numbers will continue operating as usual.

Residents and businesses with power emergencies can also call the Pasadena Water and Power Department at (626) 744-4673 for general service, and (626) 744-4138 for water-related emergencies.  Customer Service will be closed both days, but accounts will remain accessible by phone at (626) 744-4005 or online. The Municipal Services Payment Center at City Hall will be closed both days.

The Citizen Service Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but will be open to take your calls at (626) 744-7311 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 24. They’ll also be open on Saturday, Nov. 25.

Trash and recylcing services for Thanksgiving Day will occur on Friday, Nov. 24, and Friday’s collection will be on Saturday, Nov. 25.  No pickups for bulky items will be scheduled on Thanksgiving Day, but will resume Friday.

Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride transportation programs will not operate on Thursday, Nov. 23, but will resume regular service on Friday, Nov. 24.  All parking meters are free and parking time limits will not be enforced on Thanksgiving Day. But police advised residents in an email Wednesday that all regular meter enforcement will resume on Friday, Nov. 24.  Violations for overnight parking restrictions, red curb parking and blocking fire hydrants will continue to be issued both days.

All Pasadena Public Library sites will close at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 22, and will be closed the following two days.  The City’s Permit Center and Payment Centers also will be closed both days.

All Recreation and Community Centers operated by the City’s Human Services and Recreation Department will be closed on both days, but all parks will be open for picnics, fun and play.  No site reservations are accepted for the holiday.


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