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What’s Open and Closed for the Holidays

Photo by Nathan Bernier, KUT News

In case you want to plan ahead for the holiday, here’s a look at what’s open and closed over the holiday break. We’ll add to this as we get more information.

Garbage, recycling and yard trimming collectionwill proceed as scheduled.

The city’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility will be closed Saturday, December 24 and Saturday, December 31.

Public libraries will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26. They’ll also be closed New Year’s Day and Monday, January 2.

The city’s recreation and senior centers will be closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26. The Zilker Botanical Garden will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. City golf courses will be closed Christmas Day.

The Austin Animal Center will be open through the holidays except on Christmas Day.

City of Austin administrative offices closed Friday, December 23 and Saturday, December 24. Normal business hours resume Tuesday, December 27. Those closures include city hall and council members’ offices.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @KUTnathan.
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