Post Offices Close On Christmas, New Year's Day


December 10, 2018

Post offices nationwide will be closed on Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1. All post offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume after the holidays on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

Some post offices may have extended hours leading up to the holidays, and limited hours on Christmas Eve. On New Year’s Eve, post offices will be open during regular business hours. Customers should always check with their local post offices for hours of operation.

Blue collection boxes with final collection times before noon will not be affected by early closing on Dec. 24. If a box has a final collection time after noon, its mail may be picked up earlier. For mail pickup on Dec. 24, put your mail into blue collection boxes by noon regardless of the final collection times posted on the box. As a reminder, blue collection boxes are not serviced on Sundays.

Customers who have items to mail after the scheduled pick-up times on Dec. 24 should visit the postal locator on to find local post offices, which may be open late.

The postal service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.


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