What's open and closed for Thanksgiving in Mass.

If coffee chain cup designs help you mark the passage of time, you may have forgotten that Thanksgiving falls between Halloween and Christmas. But the absence of turkeys printed on cardboard aside, Thanksgiving still exists and it remains one of the biggest travel holidays of the year.

It's also a biggie when it comes to the sheer volume of closed doors. Government offices, schools, libraries, banks, retailers are regularly closed for the day.

Even the national pharmacy chains are closing or reducing hours at some locations. If you get your prescriptions from CVS or Walgreens, you may want to check online or call ahead if you need to pick up a script on Thursday.

We hope you enjoy the holiday. And if you need help securing food or finding a place to eat Thursday, there are thankfully people and places hoping to assist. You can search for resources near you here.

Here's the list of things that are open and closed on Thanksgiving:

Federal offices: Closed.

Federal courts: Closed.

Post offices: Closed.

State offices: Closed.

RMV: Closed.

State courts: Closed.

Municipal offices: Closed.

Public schools: Closed.

Libraries: Closed.

Trash pickup: Check with your local government or provider. Boston residents can check for pickup delays by searching their address here.

Banks: Closed, though most ATMs will remain available.

Stock market: Closed.

Retail locations: Closed.

Liquor stores: Closed.

Supermarkets: Closed.

MBTA: The subway, buses and The Ride will all operate on a Sunday schedule. The commuter rail will operate on a weekend schedule. And you're out of luck if you prefer to travel by ferry; the boats are staying docked for the holiday.


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