Christmas and New Years holiday city services schedule

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Updated for 2019: When do you have to take out the trash during the Christmas and New Year's holiday break? There are no changes to service, so take out the trash, recycling and organics bins on your regular day. Got that?

City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed Dec. 24 through Jan. 1 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. on Dec. 26 - 31
  •    SAPD’s detention center and the magistrate court will remain open
  •    Municipal Court will be open from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Dec. 27
  •    Recycling, organics recycling and garbage will be collected Dec. 26 - 31
  •    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: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 24 & 31; and regular hours Dec. 26 – 27 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Dec. 28 – 29 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Dec. 30 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  •    Central Library and all branch libraries open Dec. 27 - 30
  •    Alamodome Box Office will be open on Dec. 23, 27-28 and 30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  •    Downtown visitors will enjoy a parking meter and garage holiday on Dec. 24 - 26 and Jan. 1
  •    Centro de Artes Gallery open 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Dec. 24, Dec. 26 - 30 & Jan. 1
  •    La Villita and Market Square will be open Dec. 26 - 31
  •    Spanish Governor’s Palace will be open Dec. 26 - 29
  •    San Antonio Botanical Garden will be open Dec. 26 - 31
  •    City parks will be open
  •    WIC Clinic (4412 Callaghan Rd.) will be open on Dec. 27 and Dec. 30 from 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 
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
  •    Animal Care Services Lobby and Adoption Center will be closed Dec. 15 and Jan. 1
  •    All Metro Health clinics
  •    Metro Health 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 is closed Dec. 20 - Jan. 5
  •    Pre-K 4 SA CEO and Corporate Office is closed Dec. 23 - Jan. 1
  •    Curbside 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. 24 - 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 Dec. 24 to Jan. 1 (pavilions, sport field and gymnasium reservations can be made online based on availability)
  •    City of San Antonio Community Centers, Adult and Senior Centers, McFarlin Tennis Center and Barrera Community Fitness Center are closed Dec. 23 - 25 and Dec. 29 - Jan. 1(designated Community Centers will offer camps Dec. 20, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31 and Jan. 2-3)
  •    Fitness in the Park Classes not offered on Dec. 24 & 25 or Jan. 1
  •    The Natatorium is closed for the winter holiday and scheduled maintenance from Dec. 20 – 25; Dec. 28 – 29, 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. 26, 29, 31 (windows will open only for Alamo Bowl sales) and Jan. 1
  •    Alamodome Administrative Offices
  •    Central Library and all branch libraries will be closed Dec. 24 - 26, 30 - 31 and Jan. 1
  •    Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry will be closed from Dec. 24 - Jan. 1
  •    Development Services Department
  •    Office of Historic Preservation
  •    Neighborhood and Housing Services Department
  •    La Villita Administrative Offices closed Dec. 24 - Jan. 1
  •    Market Square Administrative Offices closed Dec. 24 - Jan. 1
  •    The Downtown Tuesday free parking program will be suspended on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Parking rates will apply.
  •    Centro de Artes Gallery will be closed Dec. 25
  •    Culture Commons Gallery at Plaza de Armas
  •    Spanish Governor’s Palace will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1