Holiday Closures

Public Safety Services

Public safety services such as patrol, fire, and dispatch work around the clock during holidays to ensure our community is safe and secure. Public safety services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Records (front lobby) and Administration Offices are closed during holidays.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Emergency: 9-1-1 or (650) 321-4433
24-hour Dispatch Center (non-emergency): (650) 329-2413
Main Business Number (front desk): (650) 329-2406 (Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
After hours / weekends: (650) 329-2413

Garbage, Recycling, and Compost Pickup

Collection will not occur on New Year's Day (January 1), Thanksgiving (4th Thursday in November) or Christmas (December 25). If your regular collection day falls on or after one of these holidays, your collection day will be moved to the next day. Friday collection will occur Saturday. For more information on curbside collection services, visit Greenwaste of Palo Alto.

Library Hours of Operation

For current hours and closures, please reference the Library's Hours of Operations page.

The City of Palo Alto observes the following list of holidays. Administrative offices and facilities will be closed.

Holiday Date
New Year's Day Monday, January 2, 2023
Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, January 16, 2023
President's Day Monday, February 20, 2023
Memorial Day Monday, May 29, 2023
Independence Day Tuesday, July 04, 2023
Labor Day Monday, September 04, 2023
Columbus Day Monday, October 9, 2023
Veterans Day Friday, November 10, 2023
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2023
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 24, 2023
Christmas Day

Monday, December 25, 2023

 New Years Day  Monday, January 1, 2024

Note: City offices are typically closed on observed holidays. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed on the prior Friday and if it falls on a Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday. 

Download: 2023 Holiday and 9/80 Days calendar(PDF, 37KB)