City of Pasadena Christmas and New Year’s Closures and Reminders

PASADENA, Calif.—Pasadena residents and businesses are reminded that City Hall and most City services will be closed on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 31. Specific closures, exceptions and reminders are noted below.

Pasadena Fire and Police Departments will continue to be staffed for all patrol, jail, fire, paramedic and other emergency services. Always call 9-1-1 for life-threatening emergencies. For non-emergencies, call (626) 744-4241. If you "See Something, Say Something." Report suspicious activity to Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241.

Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call Pasadena’s Water and Power (PWP) Department at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138. PWP’s Customer Service Call Center will be closed Friday, Dec. 24. Customers can access their accounts and make payments through the automated phone system at (626) 744-4005 or online at

The City's City Service Center (CSC) will also be closed Friday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 31. You can contact the CSC via the web or by calling (626) 744-7311. Requests submitted over the weekends will be monitored. City trash collection will occur as normal.

Residents can drop off their Christmas trees Sunday, Dec. 26, through Sunday, Jan. 2, for recycling at Eaton Blanche Park (3100 E. Del Mar Blvd.) or Robinson Park (1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.) between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Please remove all stands, ornaments and lights prior to drop-off. Curbside Christmas tree pickup will take place Jan. 3 through Jan. 14 on residents’ regular pickup day.

Pasadena Transit and Dial-A-Ride transportation will not operate on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, or New Year’s Day, Jan. 1. Overnight parking restrictions will not be enforced Dec. 23 through Jan. 3. All parking meters will be free and parking time limits will not be enforced on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. All other parking violations, including red curb parking and blocking fire hydrants, will be enforced.

All Pasadena Public Library branch sites will be closed Dec. 24, 25 and 26. Libraries will reopen Monday, Dec. 27, and remain open through Thursday, Dec. 30. Libraries will reopen Monday, Jan. 3.

The City’s Permit Center will also be closed Dec. 23 – 24 and Dec. 30 – 31.

All parks will be open for picnics, fun and play; however, no site reservations are being accepted for the holidays.

Please follow public health guidance to ensure the safest holiday possible.

Stay connected to the City of Pasadena! Visit us online at; follow us on Twitter at @PasadenaGov, and Instagram and Facebook at @CityOfPasadena; or call the City Service Center Monday through Friday during business hours at (626) 744-7311.