San Antonio City Hall. Photo by Iris Dimmick.
San Antonio City Hall. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

The City of San Antonio announced its holiday service schedule this week. City Hall and most municipal offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 24, through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.

Public safety and emergency services will remain in operation. Here is the schedule for garbage and recycling, and operations at Solid Waste Management Department centers:

Garbage and Recycling Collection: Dec. 25 – 26

Thursday collections will take place on Friday, Dec. 26. Friday collections will take place on Saturday, Dec. 27.

Closed Friday, Dec. 26: Bitters Brush Recycling Center, Bitters Household Hazardous Waste Facility, Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center, Bitters Bulky Waste Center, and Frio City Road Bulky Waste Center.

Open Saturday, Dec. 27: Bitters Brush Recycling Center, Bitters Household Hazardous Waste Facility, Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center, Bitters Bulky Waste Center, and Frio City Road Bulky Waste Center.

Dead animal collection services will be closed on Dec. 25.

*Don’t forget to recycle your Christmas tree! After the holidays, recycle your Christmas tree into nutrient-rich mulch for free by bringing it to one of 17 drop-off locations throughout the city. Dates are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 10, 11, 17, and 18.

 Garbage and Recycling Collection: Jan. 1 – 2:

Thursday collections will take place on Friday, Jan. 2. Friday collections will take place on Saturday, Jan. 3

Closed Thursday, Jan. 1: Bitters Brush Recycling Center, Bitters Household Hazardous Waste Facility, Nelson Gardens Brush Recycling Center, Bitters Bulky Waste Center, and Frio City Road Bulky Waste Center.

Dead animal collection services will be closed on Jan. 1.

All other City services will operate as follows:

3-1-1 Call Center:
Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 24 and Dec. 26 – 31
Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

-Shops at La Villita Historic Arts Village
Closed Dec. 25

-Farmer’s Market Building
Closed Dec. 31 at 2 p.m.

Spanish Governor’s Palace
Closed Dec. 23 – Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

Development Services Department and Historic Preservation:
Open 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Dec. 22 – 23 and Dec. 29 – 30
Closed Dec. 24 – 26 and Dec. 31 – Jan. 1

Head Start and After School Challenge sites:

Closed Dec. 24 – Jan. 1

Human Services Emergency Assistance Sites:
Closed Dec. 24 – 31, Jan. 1

Libraries:
Closed Dec. 24 – Dec. 26, Dec. 31, and Jan. 1

Libraries – Vital Records services at Great Northwest, Las Palmas, Mission and Thousand Oaks branch libraries:
Closed Dec. 24 – Jan. 1

Animal Care Services:

Lobby, adoptions and reclaim will be open:
Dec. 24, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Dec. 26, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Dec. 27 – 28, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dec. 29, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Dec. 30, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Dec. 31, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Jan. 2, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Lobby, adoptions and reclaim will be closed: Dec. 25 and Jan. 1
Field Service will continue as usual throughout the holidays.

Café College:
Closed Dec. 23 – 31

Child Care Services Administrative Offices:
Closed Dec. 24 – 26, Dec. 31 – Jan. 1
Open Dec. 29 – 30

Office of the City Clerk – City Hall, Passport Office, Records, Municipal Archives, and Vital Records:
Closed Dec. 24 – Jan. 1

Culture and Creative Development:
-Offices and shops of Market Square
Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 24

Municipal Court 401 S. Frio St.
Closed Dec. 24 – 25, Jan. 1
Citizens may also pay citations using the 24-hour drop box located in the front of the Frank Wing Building, 401 S. Frio St. or in person with a city court clerk at the Magistrate and Detention Center, open 24 hours a day.

On-Street Parking Meters:
-Parking Meter Holiday: Dec. 24 – 26 and Dec. 31 – Jan. 1
-Parking garages and parking lots (all City-operated): All garages and parking lots will be open.

Open Records Requests:
All requests submitted to the City after 5 p.m. on Dec. 23 through Jan. 1 will be marked as received on Jan. 2, 2015.

Parks:
Holiday Hours at Parks and Recreation facilities may vary from regular hours of operation during the week of Dec. 22 and the week of Dec. 29. Please call ahead to confirm. The Natatorium, Community Centers, Senior Centers, Barrera, and McFarlin all close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 31.

-San Antonio Natatorium
Closed Dec. 24 – 26, Dec. 28, and Jan. 1

-Parks and Recreation Community Centers
Closed Dec. 24 – 26, and Jan. 1

-Parks and Recreation Senior Centers
Closed Dec. 24 – 26, and Jan. 1

-Enrique Barrera Community Fitness Center
Closed Dec. 24 – 26, and Jan. 1

-McFarlin Tennis Center
Closed Dec. 24 – 26, and Jan. 1

-San Antonio Botanical Garden:
Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1

All four Pre-K 4 SA Centers, classes, after-school programs, administrative offices, and enrollment processes:
Closed Dec 22 – Jan 2 (Pre-K 4 SA Office of the CEO will be open from Dec. 22 – 23 and Jan. 2)

Police Administration and Records Section which provides CRASH and Police reports, background checks and fingerprint services:

Closed Dec. 24 – Jan. 1

San Antonio Metro Health – WIC Division:
Closed Dec. 24 – 26; Dec. 30; and Jan 1
Open 7:45 – 11:45 a.m. Dec. 29 and from 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

Senior Multi-Service Center:
Alicia Treviño Lopez Senior One-Stop Center – District 6
Closed Dec. 24 – 26, 31, and Jan. 1
Open Dec. 29 – 30

Senior Nutrition Sites:
Seniors or the general public may contact individual nutrition sites for holiday schedule information.

*Featured/top image: San Antonio City Hall. Photo by Iris Dimmick.

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Katherine Nickas

Katherine Nickas was born in San Antonio near Fort Sam Houston but grew up in southern Indiana. In 2007, she began working for Indiana AgriNews where she covered topics ranging from corn and soybean production...