Montgomery County Holiday Schedule for Thanksgiving Weekend

Per Montgomery County: “The Montgomery County Government, and programs that impact County residents, will have schedule and program changes for Thanksgiving Weekend, Thursday-Friday, Nov. 23-24.

  • County offices–Closed Thanksgiving Day.
  • MC 311–Closed Thanksgiving Day.
  • State offices and courts–Closed on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 24.
  • State Motor Vehicle Administration offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations–Closed Thanksgiving Day.
  • Libraries– Closed Thanksgiving Day.
  • Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS)–All stores closed on Thanksgiving Day. Open regular hours (10 a.m.-9 p.m.) on Friday, Nov. 24.
  • Department of Permitting Services–All offices, including the customer service lobby, will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Offices will be open 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24.
  • Ride On–Will operate on a Sunday service schedule on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Ride On Flex and Ride On extra–Will not be in service on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Flash–On Thanksgiving Day, will operate a Weekends and Holidays service for the Orange Route. The Blue Route will not be in service.
  • MARC Train–No MARC Train service on Thanksgiving Day. On Friday, Nov. 24, will operate on Saturday schedule on the Penn Line only. There will be no Camden or Brunswick Line service on Nov. 24.
  • TRiPS Silver Spring commuter store–Will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. It will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Nov. 24.
  • TRiPS mobile commuter store–Will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Open on Nov. 24.
  • Metrobus–Will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. Will operate on regular Friday schedule on Nov. 24. More details at
  • Metrorail–On Thanksgiving Day, will operate on a Sunday Holiday schedule, with trains running from 7 a.m.-midnight. On Friday, Nov. 24, trains will run from 5 a.m.-1 a.m. For more details, go to
  • Public Parking Garages, Lots, Curbside Meters–Free on Thanksgiving Day. Charges in effect on Friday, Nov. 24.
  • County-provided trash and recycling collections–No collections on Thanksgiving Day. Collections for the remainder of the week will slide one day, with the final collections on Saturday, Nov. 25.
  • Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center–Entire facility closed Thanksgiving Day.
  • Aquatic Centers– Will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Community Recreation Centers–Closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 24.
  • Senior Centers–Closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, Nov. 24.
  • For Montgomery Parks information, visit

Additional information for Montgomery Parks facilities:

  • Open Parkways schedule. The Open Parkways program will be extended during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. During this time, parkways will be open to pedestrians and bicyclists and closed to motor vehicles. The special hours include Beach Drive between Connecticut and Knowles Avenue (2.9 miles) from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, through 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26; Sligo Creek Parkway between Old Carroll Avenue and Piney Branch Road and between Forest Glen Road and University Boulevard West from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, through 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26; Little Falls Parkway between Arlington Road and Dorset Avenue (0.4 miles) will be open 24/7 for recreation and exercise.

Open during the holiday weekend:

The following facilities will be closed on Thanksgiving Day:

  • Montgomery Parks headquarters and permits offices.
  • Montgomery Parks customer service office.
  • All Montgomery Parks facilities and buildings (parks and trails are always open daily, sunrise to sunset).

The following facilities will also be closed on Friday, Nov. 24:

  • Montgomery Parks headquarters and permits offices.
  • Montgomery Parks customer service office.
  • Black Hill Visitor Center and Nature Programs.
  • Brookside Gardens’ Visitor Center and Conservatory (Closed during the day. Garden of Lights opens at 5:30 p.m. for ticket holders).
  • Brookside Nature Center.
  • Locust Grove Nature Center.”

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