In observance of Christmas, city-parish offices and Baton Rouge City Court are closed Thursday and Friday. The offices will reopen for business on Monday, Dec. 29.

The East Baton Rouge Clerk of Court’s Office and 19th Judicial District Court remain closed Thursday and Friday.

Federal offices and courts are closed Thursday and Friday.

There is no mail delivery on Thursday.

There is no garbage or recycling pickup on Christmas Day.

In East Baton Rouge Parish, curbside recycling for Thursday will be made up on Friday and Saturday. Residents are asked to leave their recycling carts at the curb over the two-day period to allow crews to collect the materials.

For Waste Management customers in Zachary and in Livingston and West Feliciana parishes, Thursday collections will be made on Friday, and Friday collections will be made on Saturday.

East Baton Rouge Parish libraries remain closed Thursday and Friday, but will reopen with normal hours of operation on Saturday. Items borrowed from the library that were originally due on the days the library is closed will now be due Saturday, Dec. 27. For information, call (225) 231-3710 or visit

There is no CATS bus service on Christmas Day. Routes resume their regular schedules on Friday.

East Baton Rouge Parish public schools and schools of the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge, LSU, Southern University and Baton Rouge Community College are closed for the winter break.

The Louisiana Lottery Corporation will hold no Pick 3 or Pick 4 drawings on Christmas Day. Lottery offices are closed Thursday and Friday. For details, visit