November 17, 2023

City of Virginia Beach Thanksgiving Operating Schedule

Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.

In observance of Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23, City facilities and state agencies will have varying closure schedules.

The following facilities will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24:

  • Commonwealth’s Attorney Office
  • TCC/City Joint-Use Library (Closed through Nov. 26)
  • Virginia Beach Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Courts and Clerk's Offices
  • Virginia Beach Department of Public Health

The following Virginia Beach facilities will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23-24:

  • All Virginia Beach government administrative offices
  • All Virginia Beach public libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22
  • Parks & Recreation Sports Management offices at Princess Anne Athletic Complex
  • Princess Anne Athletic Complex
  • The Bruce W. Edwards VBEMS Headquarters and Training Center
  • Thoroughgood House (Francis Land House and Lynnhaven House remain closed for restoration until further notice)
  • Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum (Closed Nov. 25)
  • Virginia Beach Convention Center administrative offices (Building will be open Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the Virginia Beach Christmas Market)
  • Visitor Information Center at 2100 Parks Ave. (Open Nov. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Visitor Information Center at Chesapeake Bay Center at First Landing State Park (Open Nov. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Voter Registrar’s Office (Closed Nov. 22)
  • Waste Management administrative offices, the Landfill and Resource Recovery Center and the West Neck Recycling Center

The following City of Virginia Beach facilities will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, but will be open for business Friday, Nov. 24 at the following times:

  • All Virginia Beach city parks and park facilities: sunrise to sunset
  • All Virginia Beach community recreation centers: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sandler Center for the Performing Arts box office and administrative offices: 5-8:30 p.m.
  • Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance at
  • Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market Management Office: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Virginia Beach Farmers Market will be open. Please visit for individual merchant's store hours.

WASTE COLLECTION: Solid waste and recycling collection will not be provided Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. Residents who would normally receive city trash and recycling services on Thursday, Nov. 23, will instead receive service on Friday, Nov. 24. Friday collections will be on Saturday, Nov. 25.

For questions about waste management, call (757) 385-4650, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except Nov. 23-24), or visit

For information regarding city services and information, visit or contact VB311 Citizen Services by dialing 3-1-1 or (757) 385-3111 and listen to available options.

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