Happy Thanksgiving, the day America celebrates its good fortune! Thanksgiving was first celebrated in North America by 53 Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in 1621, along with 90 Native Americans.
Here’s what’s open and what’s closed:
Most grocery stores such as QFC, Fred Meyer and Safeway will be open on Thanksgiving; but PCC in Houghton, Costco on Rose Hill and Trader Joes in Totem Lake will be closed.
The King County Library System, including the downtown Kirkland and Kingsgate branches, are closed.
City of Kirkland offices will be closed Thursday through Sunday.
King County government is closed Thanksgiving and Friday.
King County Metro: Metro Transit service will operate on a Sunday schedule. If a route does not normally run on Sunday, there is no service on Thanksgiving. Sunday fares will be in effect on Metro bus routes on Thanksgiving. The Friday after Thanksgiving buses will be on reduced weekday schedules. All Metro offices will be closed on Thanksgiving, including the Customer Information Center phone lines. For more information about transit service, visit Metro Online at www.kingcounty.gov/metro.
State of Washington: Closed.
Federal government (including the U.S. Postal Service): Closed. No regular mail delivery on Thanksgiving, but there is regular mail delivery Friday and Saturday.
Waste Management will not be collecting garbage, yard waste and recycling materials. If your collection day falls on Thanksgiving, your service will be delayed one day. If your regular collection day is Friday, your service will be on Saturday.