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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Press Release: City of Annapolis Offices Closed on Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving Holiday



Mayor Gavin Buckley


Public Information Office

160 Duke of Gloucester Street

Annapolis, Maryland 21401




Media Contact: Mitchelle Stephenson, 410-972-7724 or


City of Annapolis Offices Closed on 
Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving Holiday 

ANNAPOLIS, MD (November 21, 2022) - The City of Annapolis will close City offices on Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

  • Annapolis Transit: On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, Annapolis Transit will not operate. On Friday, transit services will operate on a normal schedule. 

  • Refuse and Recycling: Thursday collections will be moved to Friday and Friday collections will take place on Saturday. 

  • Annapolis Recreation and Parks: the Roger “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center and Stanton Community Center will both be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday). Both Pip Moyer and Stanton Center will reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday. 

“Thanksgiving is a time for turkey and pie, but it is also a time to reflect on what we are grateful for,” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “I hope your time with family and friends can be a time to share your gratitude and joy.” 

Additional Annapolis Holiday Updates:

  • The City of Annapolis will continue the annual tradition of offering three hours of free parking at metered spaces between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. The three-hour limit is enforced, so if you need a longer stay, consider migrating to a garage. 

  • Midnight Madness is back with retail stores staying open late on Dec. 1, 8 and 15. For more information, contact Downtown Annapolis Parnership

  • Other Annapolis holiday traditions:

    • The Downtown Annapolis Partnership will host the "Grand Illumination" tree lighting ceremony at Market Space at 6 p.m. on Sunday, November 27;

    • The Downtown Annapolis Partnership is also hosting a Holiday Market from Dec. 8 to 11;

    • Eastport Yacht Club’s Parade of Lights is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 10; 

    • The Naptown Half Marathon is set for December 11 and will include rolling road closures in downtown;

    • The downtown Santa Speedo Run is scheduled for Dec. 17; and 

    • Chabad of Anne Arundel County’s lighting of the City Dock Menorah is set for Dec. 18.  

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