Here’s what’s open and closed this Thanksgiving week

The holiday season is here, and with that comes closures of city offices and services.

Thanksgiving, a federally recognized holiday on the fourth Thursday of November, falls on Nov. 25 this year. Government offices sometimes also close their doors on the day after Thanksgiving, aka Black Friday, which falls on Nov. 26 this year.

Here’s what the city of Long Beach says will be open and closed this week:

COVID-19 testing and vaccinations

City-run COVID-19 test sites at Long Beach City College, Pacific Coast Campus and Houghton Park will be closed Thursday but will reopen Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinics will be closed both Thursday and Friday.

City Hall

City Hall will close on Thursday and Friday. City officials encourage the public to use online resources available on the city of Long Beach website, as well as bill payment options available on the Financial Services website.

Street Sweeping

There will be no scheduled street sweeping or enforcement of street sweeping violations on Thursday and Friday. Street sweeping will resume on Monday, Nov. 29.

Parking enforcement

Parking meters will be enforced Thursday and Friday except for meters that state “Exempt on Holidays.” The days and hours of enforcement are displayed inside the meters.

Refuse, recycling and utilities

Offices for Refuse and Recycling Collection will be closed on Thursday and Friday, but trash and recycling will still be collected as usual.

Gas Services Dispatch will be available on both Thursday and Friday at 562-570-2140 and is open 24/7 for emergency calls. Same with the Water/Sewer Dispatch, which can be reached at 562-570-2390 open 24/7 for emergency calls.

The general gas, water and refuse call centers will be closed both days.


All Long Beach Public Library locations, including the library’s main phone line, will be closed on Thursday and Friday. All libraries will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 27. Libraries are usually not open Sundays or Mondays. In the meantime, library patrons can use the digital resources, including the library catalog, downloads, and databases, which are available 24/7.

Parks and Pools

All city parks and trails will be open, except for the El Dorado Nature Center, which will be closed on Thursday. Park offices and community park facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday.

City pools (Belmont Plaza Pool, King Park Pool and Silverado Park Pool) will be closed on Thursday and reopen on Friday.

Public Safety

Fire Stations, Lifeguard Stations, and the main police station front desk will be open on Thursday and Friday.

Towing & Vehicle Storage

The Towing Operations & Vehicle Storage Facility, located at 3111 E. Willow St. between Temple Avenue and Redondo Avenue, will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 24, through Friday, Nov. 26. Normal business hours are:

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday and holidays.

Vehicles and property are available for release outside of the hours listed above for an additional fee. Learn more here.

Other city services that will be closed on both Thursday and Friday:

  • Building and Safety Services, including inspections, plan reviews and the city’s permit center
  • City Prosecutor’s Office
  • Citizen Police Complaint Commission
  • Community Hotline (562-570-INFO), Resource Hotline (562-570-INFO, option 5), BizCare Hotline (562-570-4BIZ)
  • BizCare Pop-Up at Mark Twain Library
  • Code Enforcement Services
  • Energy Resources offices
  • Fire headquarters, support services, fire prevention and operations, including the Marine Safety Administration
  • Health department and health facilities
  • Housing Authority
  • Long Beach Airport administration offices
  • Long Beach Animal Care Services and SPCALA
  • Neighborhood Resource Center
  • Special Events and Filming offices
  • WorkPlace, the Youth Opportunity Center and Pacific Gateway administrative offices


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