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What's Open, Closed Thanksgiving Weekend

Here's what's open and here's what's closed on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and the weekend.

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Thanksgiving is a federal holiday and the beginning of a four-day weekend for many people. Here's what's open and what's closed, what closes early on Wednesday and what bus or train schedules are the same or different.

Stores

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Closing early Wednesday

  • Fairfield Public Schools are on an early dismissal schedule (see PDF of school calendar attached to this article)
  • The Fairfield Public Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch close at 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving Day

The following are CLOSED Thanksgiving Day:

  • Fairfield Public Schools (see PDF of school calendar attached to this article)
  • Fairfield Public Library Main and Woods branches (and other libraries in the area, including Pequot Library in Southport)
  • State offices (PDF of state holiday schedule attached to this article)
  • Fairfield town government
  • Banks have the option of staying open or closed — in practice, all or nearly all are closed on Thanksgiving Day (and this is one of the four holidays this year that TD Bank is closed)

The following are OPEN Thanksgiving Day:

  • Some restaurants
  • Grocery stores
  • Other businesses: open at the owner’s discretion.

BUS/TRAIN SCHEDULES:

  • Metro-North's New Haven Line ( link to PDF of special schedule)

Black Friday

OPEN:

  • Department of Motor Vehicles regional service centers and major service offices will be open starting at 7:45 a.m.
  • American Automobile Association (AAA) offices will be open to process driver’s license renewals during their normal Friday business hours.
  • State offices (PDF of state holiday schedule attached to this article)
  • Fairfield Transfer Station — normal hours — 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Nearly all stores and banks
  • The Pequot Library will be open for its Black Friday sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CLOSED:

  • Fairfield town government (PDF of town holiday schedule attached to this article)
  • Fairfield Public Schools (see PDF of school calendar attached to this article)
  • Fairfield Public Library Main Branch and Woods Branch

BUS/TRAIN SCHEDULES:

  • Metro-North's New Haven Line ( link to PDF of special FRIDAY schedule)

Saturday

OPEN:

  • Department of Motor Vehicles regional service centers and major service offices  will be open for normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • American Automobile Association offices will be open to process driver’s license renewals during their normal Saturday business hours.
  • Fairfield Public Library —  normal hours (1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays for the main library, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for the Woods branch); Pequot Library in Southport is also open for normal hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Fairfield Transfer Station — normal hours — 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

BUS/TRAIN SCHEDULES:

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