This year, Christmas day and New Year’s Day fall on Sunday, when Post Office locations nationwide already are closed to the public. As a result, all Post Offices will be closed for the observation of both federal holidays on the Monday following each holiday (Dec. 26, and Jan. 2).
There are no residential or business deliveries on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 except for Priority Mail Express, which is delivered 365 days a year in select locations for an additional fee.
All Post Office locations will be open for business and regular mail delivery will resume after the holidays on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and Tuesday, Jan. 3. Some Post Offices may have extended hours leading up to the holidays, while others may have limited hours on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24. There are currently no plans for limited hours on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31. Customers are advised to always check with their local Post Office for hours of operation.
Blue collection boxes with final collection times before noon will not be affected by an early closing Dec. 24.
For mail pickup on Dec. 24, customers are asked to either put their mail into blue collection boxes by noon regardless of the posted collection time on the box or take their items directly to a Post Office location.
Customers who are unable to mail items before the scheduled collection box pickup times on Dec. 24 may visit the online postal locator tool at tools.usps.com to find Post Office locations that may be open late.
The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund its operations.
Post Office employees wish every patron a happy holiday season!