Most post offices will close at noon Christmas Eve and New Years Eve

WASHINGTON — Post Offices nationwide will be open Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31. Most Post Offices will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon on these dates. Regular mail delivery will be unaffected by the change.

Revised hours will be posted at each Post Office and commercial customers are asked to check with their business mail entry units for specific information regarding holiday hours of operation.

Blue collection boxes having final collection times before 12 p.m. will not be affected by these changes. However, collection boxes with final collection times scheduled after that may be collected early. Therefore, mail should be deposited into these mailboxes by 12 p.m. for early pickup Dec. 24 and Dec. 31. Customers requiring postal services later on those days are encouraged to contact their local Post Office. Customers also may call 1.800.ASK.USPS for additional information.

Areas where Post Offices may have different hours from this schedule will issue local media announcements specific to their locations.

Post Offices will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Only Priority Mail Express will be delivered on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

  • xzipchix

    Here it is 10 am on christmas eve and NO word about any such closings in richmond district. I just retired after working 30 christmas eves so no skin off my spirit, but gosh by golly, it is a perfect example of why I am out. Course I am confident that all of upper upper management are sitting behind their desk till every advertisement is delivered.

  • lubrasuks

    except for the westchester district
    both thw district manager and retail manager

  • lubrasuks

    sent out a 100 enails that said we should stay open till 5pm
    pay our clerks overtime and have no cystomers
    great bysiness sense. thank god im retiring
    just like when sandy happehed and theycwanted us to do a collection while the entire town was closed the hell with safety
    and our employees just make sure district get a bonus