Here's a Comprehensive List of City Service Closures for the Holidays

Published : Sunday, December 23, 2018 | 1:04 AM

Pasadena City Hall and City services will be open for business both Monday, Dec. 24 and Monday, Dec. 31 this year.

But City Hall and most services will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 in observance of Christmas Day and Tuesday, January 1 in observance of New Year’s Day. Specific reminders, closures, and exceptions are noted below.

Both the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game will be held on Tuesday, January 1. Go to for details.

Pasadena’s Fire and Police departments will be staffed during the holidays for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. For life-threatening emergencies, always call 9-1-1.

For other incidents, “If You See Something, Say Something!” by calling police at (626) 744-4241. Be prepared to speak calmly, know your location and listen carefully to all questions asked.

City officials urge residents to celebrate responsibly and always designate a driver.

The City Council has finished its 2018 public meeting schedule. Its first regularly scheduled meeting in 2019 begins at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 7, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 100 N. Garfield Ave.

Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call the Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) Department at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s regular Customer Service Call Center will be closed for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, but customers can still pay their bills by phone at (626) 744-4005 or on the Web at

Pasadena’s Citizen Service Center, (626) 744-7311, is closed on Christmas Day Dec. 25, but will open at 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day and stay open until 2 p.m. on the first.

All motorists must obey all temporary “No Parking” signs posted for the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl. Vehicles will be towed at owners’ expense, no exceptions. Public access maps are at the city’s website,

Refuse will not be collected Tuesday, Dec. 25 and all refuse pick up will be delayed one day with pick up also on Saturday, Dec. 29. The following week, refuse will not be collected Tuesday, Jan. 1 and all refuse pick up will be delayed one day with pick up also on Saturday, Jan. 5.

On Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2018, Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride services will not operate, but will resume regular service the following days. Please check or call (626) 744-4055 for more information regarding detours.

Unless otherwise posted as “No Parking” or restricted due to special events, all parking meters are free and time limits will not be enforced on Christmas Day. All parking meter enforcement resumes on Dec. 26.

Likewise, all parking meters are free and time limits will not be enforced on Jan. 1 and Jan. 2, 2017. Parking meter enforcement resumes on Jan. 3. Violations for “No Parking,” red curb violations, blocking fire hydrants or bus stops will be enforced on both holidays and cars are subject to being ticketed and towed.

All Pasadena Public Libraries will be closed in observance of Christmas on Tuesday, Dec. 25, and in observance of New Year’s Day on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

All parks are open for picnics, fun, and recreation, but no site reservations are accepted for the holidays.

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