Montgomery County Holiday Special Schedules for Thanksgiving Day

by Patrick Herron

Per Montgomery County: The Montgomery County Government, and programs that impact County residents, will have schedule and program changes for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, Nov. 24. 

  • County offices—Closed.
  • State offices and courts—Closed.
  • State Motor Vehicle Administration offices and Vehicle Emissions Inspection Program stations—Closed.
  • Libraries—Closed.
  • Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS)—All ABS stores will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Stores will operate from 10 a.m. -9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, Nov. 23.
  • County-operated COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Clinics—Closed.
  • Department of Permitting Services—All offices, including customer service lobby, are closed.
  • Montgomery County 311—Will not be in operation.
  • Ride On—Will operate on a “Sunday” schedule. All schedules can be viewed at Routes and Schedules – Ride On – Transit Services – Montgomery County, Maryland (
  • Ride On extRa and Ride On Flex—Will not be in operation.
  • Flash—Will operate on a Sunday schedule (Orange Line only).
  • MARC Train and Commuter Bus—No service on Thanksgiving Day. On Friday, Nov. 25, will operate on Saturday service schedule on the Penn Line; no service on the Camden or Brunswick Lines.
  • TRiPS Silver Spring commuter store—Closed.
  • TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store—Closed.
  • Metrorail—Trains will run on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day, with no scheduled track work. The system will open at 7 a.m. and close at midnight. Off-peak fares will be in effect all day, and parking will be free at Metro-operated facilities. On Friday, Nov. 25, rail service will operate on a regular weekday schedule with normal fare and parking rates in effect.
  • Metrobus—Will operate on a Sunday schedule on Thanksgiving Day. Customers should check bus timetables for details. On Friday, Nov. 25, will operate on a regular weekday schedule with normal fare rates in effect.
  • Metro Access— Paratransit service will operate during the same hours as Metrorail and Metrobus. Subscription trips will be cancelled on Thanksgiving Day unless the MetroAccess customer specifically requests to travel on the holiday.
  • Parking at public garages, lots, curbside meters—Free on Thanksgiving Day. Normal parking fees and enforcement will be in effect on Friday, Nov. 25.
  • County-provided trash and recycling collections will not be made on Thursday, Nov. 24. Collections normally scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, will slide to one day later.
  • Shady Grove Transfer Station and Recycling Center—Closed.
  • Aquatic Centers – Closed.
  • Community Recreation and Senior Centers—Closed Thursday, Nov. 24, through Sunday, Nov. 27.
  • Montgomery Parks—Visit for complete information.

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