Because Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday, first declared in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln, all government offices will be closed, as will banks and most businesses, on Nov. 22.
Farmington and Farmington Hills city halls will be closed, as will the 47th District Court building. Farmington Hills city hall and the court building will also be closed on Nov. 23.
There will be no trash pick-up on Thursday; Thursday's pick-up will be made Friday and Friday's on Saturday. Regular routes resume on Monday.
U.S. Post Offices in Farmington and Farmington Hills will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Both have Automated Postal Centers, where customers can purchase stamps, buy postage for packages and conduct other business.
Both the Farmington Community Library Main Library and Farmington branch will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Regular hours resume on Friday.
Here's a list of retailers that remain open on Thanksgiving Day:
Kmart - 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., then from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday.
Target - 9 p.m. Thursday
7 Eleven stores - three Farmington Hills locations are open 24 hours: 22069 Farmington Rd., 22323 Middlebelt Rd. and 29318 Orchard Lake Rd.
Walgreens - both locations 24140 Orchard Lake Rd and 27750 Grand River Ave. will be open
Looking for entertainment? Both community movie theaters will be open Thanksgiving Day:
Farmington Civic Theater opens at 7 p.m. to show Pitch Perfect and Hotel Transylvania at 7:15 p.m.
Dipson West River Centre opens at 10:30 a.m. with a showing of Flight. For all movies and showtimes, visit the theater's website.