What's Open and Closed in Birmingham This Thanksgiving

City offices, grocery stores, the library, the Y and trash pickups alter their schedules for holiday week.

Are you staying in town this Thanksgiving? Here's everything you might need to know about what's open and when:

Grocery stores

Run out of cranberries during your Thanksgiving dinner? Need another can of pumpkin pie filling? Or, among all the hubbub, did you forget to buy milk last week? Don't fear, here's what will be open Thanksgiving Day:

  • , 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • , 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 
  • , 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • , 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • , 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  •  will be closed. 

Around town

 offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, reopening at 8 a.m. Monday. For any problems, contact the at 248-530-1889. The  can be reached at 248-530-1900, but for an emergency (or fried turkey accidents), dial 911.

The U.S. Postal Service branch at 1221 Bowers St. will not be open Thanksgiving Day, nor will there be any mail delivery or pickup. The post office will be open Friday during normal business hours, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

For residents with regular trash pickup on Thursdays and Fridays, pickup will be delayed one day.

For those with family in town, it's always a good bet to take a trip to one of Birmingham's many cultural centers. However, pay attention to holiday hours:

  • The will close at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and be closed Thursday. The library will reopen at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
  • The and the will be closed Thursday-Saturday. 

Recreational activities

For those looking for recreational opportunities, the  will be open from 5 a.m.-noon on Thanksgiving. The YMCA will be open during regular business hours Friday and the rest of the weekend. No classes are scheduled for Thursday through Sunday.

The will be closed on Thanksgiving but will be open Friday for four open-skate sessions:

  • Parent and tot skate — 9:30-10:50 a.m.
  • Adult skate — 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Open skate — 1:10-2:30 p.m.
  • Open hockey skate — 10:10-11 p.m.

School closings

As for students, these schools will be closed Wednesday-Friday:  

  •  (upper and middle school campus)

Last-minute lodging

Run out of air mattresses or spare couches for guests? Call the  or .

Leaving town?

Going out of town this Thanksgiving? Make sure to check out our Leaving Birmingham guide.


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