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What’s Not Open on Thanksgiving

Published on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 | 6:24 am

Pasadena City Hall and most City services will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. 

The U.S. Mail and banks will be closed Thursday, along with the federal and county courthouses in Pasadena.

Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. Always call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies. For non-emergencies, call (626) 744-4241. If you “See Something, Say Something.” Officials urge residents to report suspicious activity to Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. 

The police department’s records section will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25, and will reopen Monday, Nov. 28. 

Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call Pasadena’s Water and Power (PWP) Department at (626) 744-4673. 

For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s Customer Service Call Center will be closed for the holiday, but customers can access their accounts and make payments through the automated phone system at (626) 744-4005 or online at

The City’s Citizen Service Center (CSC) will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 25. Individuals can contact the CSC via the web or by calling (626) 744-7311. 

Regular trash and recycling collection for Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, will occur on Friday, Nov. 25, and Friday’s collection will occur on Saturday, Nov. 26.

The City’s permit and payment centers will also be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25. Online permitting services are available 24/7 at

Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride transportation programs will not operate on Thursday, Nov. 24, but will resume regular service on Friday, Nov. 25. All parking meters are free and parking time limits will not be enforced on Thanksgiving Day, but shoppers are advised that all regular meter enforcement will resume Friday, Nov. 25. Violations for overnight parking restrictions, red curb parking and blocking fire hydrants will continue to be issued on both days.

All Pasadena Public Library sites will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and will remain closed the following two days.

All recreation and community centers operated by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, but all parks will be open for picnics, fun and play. No site reservations are accepted for the holiday.

Looking to get some holiday shopping done? The City of Pasadena and the Convention & Visitors Bureau have launched the “Authentically Yours, Pasadena” campaign to support Pasadena small businesses and encourage community members to shop and dine local this holiday season. Starting on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26, customers who visit any of the official campaign welcome stations—located at various small and independent businesses across the city—can receive a free canvas shopping tote while supplies last. View more details

The City wishes everyone a safe and joyful holiday. Please celebrate responsibly and always designate a sober driver.

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