Post Offices Shorten Holiday Hours

Early closes planned for Christmas and New Year's eves.

by staff writer
- Dec 22, 2011

Sellers who have last-minute shipments to send off via the U.S. Postal service will be able to mail items on Christmas and New Year's eves—but they'll have to do it in the morning.

USPS announced Wednesday that all of its post offices will be open on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, but they'll close at noon. On non-holiday Saturdays, some post offices stay open until 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m.

However, mail will be delivered on these days like it would on any Saturday delivery schedule, USPS reports.

Officials add that post offices will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2—both Mondays—in observance of Christmas and New Year's. Express Mail will be delivered on Christmas and New Year's days in most major cities, but packages using other USPS services will not.

Post offices should have their amended holiday hours already posted, USPS notes. Merchants are encouraged to review these, or visit

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