Post Offices Open Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Waiting until the last minute to mail your holiday gifts? You're in luck - you have until Christmas Eve Day.

U.S. Postal Service officers will be open nationwide on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and New Year's Eve, 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 Bulk 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 pick-up on 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.

Post Offices will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Express Mail only 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.

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

Mark Taylor December 14, 2012 at 12:25 AM
I was at the San Bruno Post Office this afternoon. For Christmas Eve, they open at 8:30am and close at 12:00pm (a modified Saturday schedule). And if you are not inside the actual business area (the office counter area) when the clock hits noon, you are not getting in. They are sticklers on closing that area exactly on time at San Bruno.


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