Exploring Thanksgiving Closures and Modified Hours for City Services

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s important to be aware of any closures or modified hours for city services. This guide will provide a city-by-city breakdown of the impacts on libraries and government offices during the holiday. So, if you were planning to visit your local library or take care of any city-related business, make sure to plan accordingly.

Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Suffolk are all cities included in this guide. Each city has specific closures and modified hours, so let’s dive into the details:

Chesapeake residents should take note of modified hours for city government offices, courts, community centers, and public libraries. Trash collection will also be affected, with Thursday’s pickup moved to Friday and Friday’s collection taking place on Saturday.

Hampton’s city offices will be closed on Thanksgiving and the day after, along with Hampton City Schools. Garbage collection and street sweeping schedules will also be adjusted.

In Newport News, city offices and libraries will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday. Garbage, recycling, and bulk waste collections will be delayed, and recreation centers will be closed as well.

Norfolk’s government offices, including the Norfolk Animal Care & Adoption Center, will be closed for both Thanksgiving and the day after. Recreation centers and Norfolk Public Library locations will also have adjusted hours.

Portsmouth’s municipal offices will close at noon on Wednesday and remain closed on Thanksgiving Day and the day after. There will be no trash, recycling, or bulk collections on Thursday.

Finally, Suffolk residents should be aware of city office closures starting from noon on Wednesday until Friday.

Be sure to check your specific city for any additional closures or modified hours for services not mentioned here. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break and plan your visits to libraries and city services accordingly!


  • Will libraries and government offices be open during Thanksgiving?
  • No, libraries and government offices in various cities will be closed or have modified hours during Thanksgiving.
  • Will trash collection be affected?
  • Yes, in some cities, trash collection schedules will be adjusted due to the holiday. Check the specific details for each city.
  • Will there be any changes to street sweeping or recycling?
  • Yes, some cities will have adjusted schedules for street sweeping and recycling. Refer to the information provided for each city to know the exact details.