Thanksgiving Holiday Information: 2021

Most City offices and services will be closed on Thanksgiving, Nov. 25, and the following day, Nov. 26.

City Offices

Most City Offices are closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 & Friday, Nov. 26.

Everyday Adoption Center

Closed due to COVID.

Golf & Event Center at Balloon Fiesta Park

Open on Thursday, Nov. 25 & Friday, Nov. 26.

Health & Social Service Centers

Closed on Thursday, Nov. 25 & Friday, Nov. 26.

Household Hazardous Waste

ACT at 6137 Edith NE will be closed beginning on Nov. 25 and will reopen on Nov. 29.

Thanksgiving Week Homeless Meal Schedule

Monday, Nov. 22

  • 5-6 p.m. - Pre-Thanksgiving meal at Joy Junction
  • All other sites will have a regular schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 23

  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Steelbridge’s Thanksgiving meal will be served at The Rock at Noon Day. (The Rock at Noon Day is closed for services except for the meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • 11 a.m. – Albuquerque Indian Center will offer a Thanksgiving Meal. All are welcome. 
  • Noon-1:30 p.m. – First Nations Holiday meals “to go”. (First Nations is open regular hours)
  • All other sites will have a regular schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 24

  • 9-10 a.m. – The Rock at Noon Day closes early this day.
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – Joy Junction’s Thanksgiving feast at the Convention Center downtown (get free tickets at various shelters for reserved meal times, but no one will be turned away)
  • Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless (AHCH) will close at 3 p.m.
  • All other sites will have a regular schedule

Thursday, Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day)

  • First Nations will be closed.
  • Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless (AHCH) will be closed.
  • The Rock at Noon Day will be closed.
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. – Thanksgiving brunch (take-out) at Good Shepherd Center
  • 8 a.m.-Noon – Thanksgiving meal only at HopeWorks (no other services)
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Boxed Thanksgiving dinners will be handed out at La Mesa Presbyterian Church, 7401 Copper NE (north of Central, east of Louisiana)
  • 2-3 p.m. – Thanksgiving dinner at Joy Junction

Friday, Nov. 26

  • First Nations will be closed.
  • Regular schedule at other sites: Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless, Good Shepherd Center, The Rock at Noon Day (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), HopeWorks (9 a.m.-3 p.m.), and others. Regular meals include HopeWorks: 9 a.m-noon meal and 1-3 p.m. meal (day shelter closed noon-1 p.m.); The Rock at Noon Day: hot lunch noon–1 p.m. (also sack lunches given out “to go”); Good Shepherd Center: 2-3 p.m. meal.