Edible christmas

By Glendale Star Staff

City of Glendale offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 25, in observance of the Christmas holiday (City Hall will also be closed in the afternoon Dec. 24), and Friday, Jan. 1, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.

All residential garbage and recycling collections will be shifted one day later beginning Friday, Dec. 25, until Saturday, Dec. 26.

During the week of the Christmas holiday, bulk trash services will begin Monday in section 3 and work until the section is completed. Bulk trash services will observe the Christmas holiday and will operate Saturday, Dec. 26.

For the New Year’s Day holiday, pickup service is shifted one day starting Friday, Jan. 1, until Saturday, Jan. 2. The Glendale Municipal Landfill will close Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

For more information on Glendale Solid Waste Management services, visit glendaleaz.com/trash_recycling or call 623-930-2660.

Valley Metro buses, light rail and GUS 1 will operate on a regular weekday schedule on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24 (no Express or Rapid service), and on a Sunday schedule on Christmas Day, Friday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Friday, Jan. 1. GUS 2 and 3 will operate on Christmas Eve until 12:30 p.m. and will not run Friday, Dec. 25, or Friday, Jan. 1.

Reservations for the Dial-a-Ride service for Christmas Day must be made by noon Thursday, Dec. 24. Dial-A-Ride same-day service on Christmas Eve will be available until noon. There will be no same-day service on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day.

Reservations for the Dial-a-Ride service on New Year’s Day must be made by noon Thursday, Dec. 31. Reservations can be made by calling Glendale’s Transit Services at 623-930- 3500. ADA service will be available on all holidays based on a Sunday fixed-route schedule.

While the Glendale Municipal Airport will remain open on these holidays, the terminal building will be closed for the Christmas holiday from Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. until Dec. 26 at 6 a.m.

Glendale’s public libraries will be closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

Visit Glendale will welcome guests from 8 a.m. to noon on Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24. The offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas. Normal hours resume Monday, Dec. 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit Glendale and the Visitor Center will be closed on New Year’s Day. For more tourism information, call 877-800-2601 or visit VisitGlendale.com.

Glendale’s Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center will be closed Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1. The center will be open Dec. 24 (10 a.m. to noon), and Dec. 31 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information about the Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center, call 623-930-4600 or visit glendaleaz.com/foothillsrec.

The Glendale Adult Center is currently closed due to COVID-19.

For information about Parks and Recreation services and programs, call 623-930-2820, or for other city programs and services, visit glendaleaz.com.