City of Gastonia Thanksgiving Day Holiday Closings

Pumpkins and fall gourds with the words Happy Thanksgiving

City of Gastonia administrative offices will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Some 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, November 25.
  • Friday customers will have garbage collected on Monday, November 28.
  • Monday garbage collection will take place as scheduled.
  • No excess household trash, yard waste carts, loose yard waste or leaves will be collected on Monday, November 28.

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, November 25.

The Schiele Museum of Natural History

  • Closed Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.
  • Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, November 25.
  • Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 26.
  • Open 1 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 27.

Parks and Recreation

  • Community Centers will be closed November 24-27.
  • Skeet & Trap will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
  • City parks will be open regular hours during the Thanksgiving holiday.