The U.S. Postal Service has announced that all Post Offices are open on Friday, December 24, Christmas Eve and Friday December 31, New Year’s Eve but many will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon. Regular mail delivery for December 24 and December 31 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 Acceptance Unit for December 24 hours of operation. In addition, mail should be deposited into blue collection mailboxes by noon for early pick-up on December 24. Customers requiring postal services later that day are encouraged to contact their local postmaster. On New Year’s Eve, additional select larger post offices will remain open until 3:00 p.m.
Post Offices will be closed on Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25 and January 1, 2011 . Express Mail (with paid holiday premium) will be delivered on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day in most major metro areas. All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume Monday, December 27 and Monday, January 3, 2011.