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Thanksgiving 2013: What's Open, What's Closed in Fairfax County

And local government offices, post offices and liquor stores are closed Thursday. Some services resume Friday.

Fairfax County Seal (patch file.)
Fairfax County Seal (patch file.)

Fairfax County released the following holiday schedule for Thanksgiving and Black Friday:

County Government – Closed Nov. 28-29.

Animal Shelter – Closed Nov. 28; open Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Courts – Close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 27; closed Nov. 28-29.

Public Schools and School Offices – Two-hour early closing for students only on Wednesday, Nov. 27; closed Nov. 28-29.

Library  Closed Nov. 28-29.

Fairfax Connector:

  • Nov. 28 - Sunday schedule. Routes with Sunday service operate according to the Sunday schedule. Routes without Sunday service will not operate.
  • Nov. 29 - Holiday weekday schedule. Routes with weekday service operate according to the weekday schedule except 335, 394, 395, 585, 595, and 597, which will not operate. (These routes do not operate when a holiday weekday schedule is in effect.)

Fastran – No service Nov. 28-29.

Park Authority:

  • Nov. 28 - RECenters open at regular time and close at noon, except George Washington RECenter, which is closed. Nature centers, historic sites, Frying Pan Farm Park and the Green Spring Gardens horticultural center and historic house are closed.
  • Nov. 29 - RECenters open regular hours. Nature centers open noon to 5 p.m.; historic sites open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Frying Pan Farm Park open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the visitor center open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Green Spring Gardens horticultural center open noon to 4:30 p.m.; the historic house is closed.

Teen and Senior Centers  Closed Nov. 28-29.

Community Centers – Closed Nov. 28-29.

McLean Community Center – Closed Nov. 28-29; Old Firehouse Teen Center – Closed Nov. 28-29.

Reston Community Center Hunters Woods – Open Nov. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center will close at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 29 - regular hours.

Reston Community Center Lake Anne – Open Nov. 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 29 - regular hours.

County Trash and Recycling Collection – Residents receiving trash and recycling collection from Fairfax County will have regular collection service Nov. 28 and Nov. 29. Residents receiving trash and recyclables collection service from private collection companies should contact service provider for the holiday schedule.

Recycling and Disposal Facilities at I-66 Transfer Station and I-95 Landfill Complex – Closed on Nov. 28. Open on Nov. 29 with normal operating schedule.

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All U.S. Post Offices will be closed on Thursday.

All Virginia ABC stores will be closed Thursday, but will reopen Friday with Black Friday specials.

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