County Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule Announced

The county has announced its schedule of closings for the Thanksgiving Day holiday Nov. 22.

All county offices, libraries and the Department of Liquor Control retail stores will be closed, as will all recreation programs and facilities.

For Montgomery Parks programs, events and operating schedule, including Brookside Gardens, ice rinks and tennis centers, go to

Ride On will operate on a Sunday schedule, while riders can check the WMATA site for information about Metro and busses. 

The TRiPS Commuter Store at Silver Spring Transit Center and the TRiPS Mobile Commuter Store will be closed.

All county-provided trash and recycling collection will be cancelled Nov. 22 and will slide one day, with the last collection for the week on Saturday, Nov. 24. In addition, the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station will be closed.

Parking at public garages, lots and curbside meters will be free Thanksgiving Day.

Finally, state offices and courts will be closed.

Editor’s Note: Source of the Spring will not publish over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Mike Diegel

Co-Founder/Editor at Source of the Spring
Mike Diegel, a founding member of Source of the Spring, is a Silver Spring advocate who has been appointed by the county executive to several committees and task forces. He currently is a member of the Silver Spring Arts & Entertainment District Advisory Committee. His background is in journalism and he earned a bachelor of arts in communications from McDaniel College. He is self-employed as a communications consultant and is an active volunteer with Appalachian Great Pyrenees Rescue. He has lived for more than 20 years in Northwood/Four Corners with his wife Trish and multiple Great Pyrenees dogs. He is better known around Silver Spring as the Guy with the Big White Dogs.
County Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule Announced