What's Closed, What's Open Thanksgiving Weekend 2017

What’s Closed, What’s Open Thanksgiving Weekend 2017

Thanksgiving weekend is a little bit of delightful chaos, one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, with all kinds of sales on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, and with all those relatives coming for a visit.

What’s closed and what’s open on Thanksgiving weekend continues to evolve. Although many businesses are open and holding sales this weekend, some major retailers this year are choosing to take the day off on Thanksgiving Day.

Regarding local government, Kane County non-emergency offices are closed both Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24. Most offices of cities and villages are closed both days, but there are a few exceptions. (See below.)

Local libraries and park district office hours truly are a mixed bag. Virtually all are closed on Thanksgiving Day, but closings on Friday, Nov. 24, vary. Some libraries, like Geneva Public Library, close a little early on Thanksgiving eve but are open on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Most banks are closed Thursday but open Friday. Ditto for post offices.

As always, if any information below needs updating or correcting, email a link to Rick Nagel at kanecountyconnects@gmail.com.

Banks

Businesses

Cities and Villages

The following is information on non-emergency office hours for Thursday, Nov. 23, and Friday, Nov. 24, in Kane County villages and cities based on the calendar information of each office’s website. Offices are considered open if the website makes no mention of closing Nov. 24.

  • Village of Algonquin offices are closed both days.
  • City of Aurora offices are closed Thanksgiving Day. (Friday not clear on website.)
  • City of Batavia offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Big Rock offices are closed both days. (Regular office hours are 8-11 a.m. Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. Thursdays.)
  • Village of Burlington offices are closed both days — and always closed on Fridays.
  • Village of Campton Hills offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Carpentersville offices are closed Thanksgiving Day. (Friday not clear on website.)
  • Village of East Dundee offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Elburn offices are both days.
  • City of Elgin offices are closed both days.
  • City of Geneva offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Gilberts offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Hampshire offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Huntley offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Lily Lake offices are closed Thanksgiving Day and appear to be open on Friday.
  • Village of Maple Park offices are Thanksgiving Day. (Friday not clear on website.)
  • Village of Montgomery offices are closed Thanksgiving Day. (Friday not clear on website.)
  • Village of North Aurora offices are closed both days
  • Village of Pingree Grove offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Sleepy Hollow offices are closed Thanksgiving Day. (Friday not clear on website.)
  • Village of South Elgin offices are closed both days.
  • City of St. Charles offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Sugar Grove offices are closed both days.
  • Village of Wayne offices are closed both days — and closed every Friday.
  • Viilage of West Dundee offices are closed both days.

Kane County

Post Offices

  • Postal offices are closed on Thursday, Nov. 23, but open on Friday, Nov. 24.

Schools