Christmas and New Years holiday city services schedule

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Updated for 2020: When do you have to take out the trash during the Christmas and New Year's holiday break? There are changes to service, so take out the trash, recycling, and organics bins one day earlier than the regular schedule. Got that?

City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed Dec. 24, 2020-Jan. 1, 2021 in observance of the holiday season. The COVID-19 Hotline will be operational from Dec. 24 – Jan. 3 except on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. COVID-19 testing sites will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, hours may vary by location. The COVID-19 website has a complete holiday schedule. 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. 24 – Jan. 3

§  SAPD’s detention center and the magistrate court will remain open

§  Municipal Court will be open all day on Dec. 29 and Dec. 30 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

§  Recycling, organics recycling, and garbage will be collected as follows:

  • Regular Thursday, Dec. 24 collection will be made one day earlier on Wednesday, Dec. 23
  • Regular Friday, Dec. 25 collection will be made one day earlier on Thursday, Dec. 24
  • Regular Thursday, Dec. 31 collection will be made one day earlier on Wednesday, Dec. 30
  • Regular Friday, Jan. 1 collection will be made one day earlier on Thursday, Dec. 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: Noon - 4 p.m. Dec. 24 & 31; and regular hours Dec. 26 – 27 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Dec. 28 – 29 from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Dec. 30 from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

§  Central Library and all branch libraries open Dec. 26, 29, and 30 (San Pedro Branch Library remains closed for renovations)

§  Alamodome Box Office will be open on Dec. 23, 28 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Dec. 29 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

§  Downtown visitors will enjoy a parking meter and garage holiday on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25

§  La Villita and Market Square will be open Dec. 26 - 31

§  Spanish Governor’s Palace will be open Dec. 26 – 30

§  City parks and trails will be open

§  WIC will be open on Dec. 29 at two sites (Marbach and Rittiman) to provide WIC services to clients needing benefits from 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. On Dec. 30, the WIC Roving Team will provide services to mothers at Metropolitan Methodist Hospital

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 from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

§  Animal Care Services Lobby and Adoption Center will be closed Dec. 25 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. 18 - Jan. 1

§  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

§  SWMD Administrative Offices closed from Dec. 24 – Jan. 1

§  Darner Headquarters and Park Reservations Office is closed Dec. 24 to Jan. 1 (Online reservations for sports fields need to be made 24 hours in advance) 

§  City of San Antonio Community Centers, Adult and Senior Centers, McFarlin Tennis Center, San Antonio Natatorium, and Barrera Community Fitness Center are closed Dec. 24 - 26 and Dec. 31 - Jan. 1 (designated Community Centers will offer camps Dec. 21 – Jan. 11 based on school district calendars)

§  Fitness in the Park classes not offered on Dec. 24, 25, 31 or Jan. 1

§  Office of the City Clerk, Passports, Vital Records and Municipal Archives and Records

§  Municipal Court, 401 S. Frio

§  Alamodome Box Office closed Dec. 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 and Jan 1, 2 & 3

§  Alamodome Administrative Offices

§   Central Library and all branch libraries will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 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

§  La Villita will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 and will close early at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31

§  Market Square will be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

§  Centro de Artes Gallery is closed until further notice

§  Culture Commons Gallery at Plaza de Armas is closed until further notice

§  Spanish Governor’s Palace will be closed Dec. 24, 25, 31, and Jan. 1