Christmas and New Years holiday city services schedule

Updated for 2017: When do you have to take out the trash during the Christmas and New Year's break? Monday trash, recycling and garbage will be collected on Tuesday Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, while Tuesday collection moves to Wednesday Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. Got that?

City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed Dec. 25, 2017-Jan. 1, 2018 in observance of the holiday season. Public safety and emergency services will remain in operation. Other City services will operate as follows:

Open:

  • Police will be on duty
  • Fire and EMS personnel will be on duty
  • 3-1-1 Call Center will be operational from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 26-31
  • SAPD’s detention center and the magistrate court will remain open
  • Municipal Court will be open Dec. 27 and 28 from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Recycling, organics recycling and garbage will be collected Dec. 26-31
  •        ◦ Regular Monday, Dec. 25 collection moves to Tuesday, Dec. 26
  •        ◦ Regular Tuesday, Dec. 26 collection moves to Wednesday, Dec. 27
  •        ◦ Regular Monday, Jan. 1 collection moves to Tuesday, Jan. 2
  •        ◦ Regular Tuesday, Jan. 2 collection moves to Wednesday, Jan. 3
  • Bitters and Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling will be open Dec. 26-31
  • Bulky waste collection centers and household hazardous waste sites (Frio City Rd., Rigsby and Culebra) will be open Dec. 26-31
  • Dead animal collection crews will be on duty Dec. 26-31
  • Animal care officers will be on duty
  • Animal Care Services Lobby and Adoption Center will be open:
  •         ◦ Dec. 26-29 from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.
  •         ◦ Dec. 30 from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  •         ◦ Dec. 31 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.
  • Development Services
  •         ◦ After-hour inspections available Dec. 28 and 29 if scheduled and paid for by 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 22.
  • Alamodome Box Office will be open from Dec. 26-28, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • Downtown parking
  •         ◦ Visitors will enjoy an on-street parking meter holiday Dec. 24-26 and Dec. 31- Jan. 1
  •         ◦ City-operated parking garages/lots will be free Dec. 24-26 and Jan. 1
  • La Villita and Market Square will be open Dec. 26-31
  • Spanish Governor’s Palace will be open Dec. 26-30
  • San Antonio Botanical Garden will be open Dec. 26-31

 
Closed:

  • SAPD’s Administration and Records Section
  • SAFD Administrative Offices
  • 3-1-1 will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 with the exception of emergency concerns related to animals and traffic malfunctions
  • All Metro Health clinics
  • Food and Environmental Division
  • All Senior/Adult Comprehensive Centers and Senior Nutrition Sites
  • Willie Velasquez and Claude Black community centers
  • Child Care Services administrative offices
  • Head Start administrative offices and school district sites
  • Pre-K 4 SA school closed Dec. 22-Jan. 5
  • Pre-K 4 SA CEO and corporate office  
  • Brush collection
  • Bitters and Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling closed Dec. 24, 25 and Jan. 1
  • Bulky waste collection centers and household hazardous waste sites (Frio City Rd., Rigsby and Culebra) will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
  • Recycling, organics recycling and garbage will not be collected Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
  • Dead animal collection crews will be off duty Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
  • The Darner Headquarters and Park Reservations Office
  • City of San Antonio Community Centers, Adult and Senior Centers, the Natatorium, McFarlin Tennis Center and Barrera Community Fitness Center are closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
  • Fitness in the Park Classes closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
  • Office of the City Clerk, Passports, Vital Records and Municipal Archives and Records
  • Animal Care Services Lobby and Adoption Center will be closed Dec. 25 & Jan. 1
  • Municipal Court, 401 S. Frio
  • Alamodome Box Office closed Dec. 23-25 and Dec. 29-Jan. 1
  • Alamodome Administrative Offices
  • Central Library and all branch libraries will be closed Dec. 24-26, 30-31 and Jan. 1
  • Office of EastPoint
  • Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry
  • Development Services Department
  • Office of Historic Preservation
  • La Villita and Market Square Administrative Offices
  • La Villita and Market Square will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
  • Centro de Artes Gallery at Market Square
  • Culture Commons Gallery at Plaza de Armas
  • Spanish Governor’s Palace will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1