City of Gastonia Announces Thanksgiving Closings

Happy Thanksgiving

City of Gastonia administrative offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving. A number of City departments and services will be affected by the holiday:

Solid Waste:

  • No curbside collection of garbage, leaves or yard waste on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Thursday customers will have garbage collected on Friday, Nov. 27.
  • Friday customers will have garbage collected on Monday, Nov. 30.
  • Monday garbage collection will take place as scheduled, but no excess household trash will be collected on Nov. 30.

For personalized information about changes to solid waste collection schedules, download the free WasteWise app or use the interactive My Schedule tool on the City’s website.


  • No City bus service on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Buses will run on a Saturday schedule on Friday, Nov. 27.

The Schiele Museum of Natural History:

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day through Sunday, Nov. 29.
  • The Schiele’s Nature Trail will be open on Friday – a great place to walk off the Thanksgiving feast.
  • The museum will reopen at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30.

Parks and Recreation:

  • Community Centers will be closed Nov. 26-29.
  • City parks will be open each day with regular hours.

This year’s Christmas in the City parade has been canceled because of COVID-19 restrictions. Keep Gastonia Beautiful will host a virtual tree lighting with details to be announced on social media.