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Holiday hours

USPS releases operating schedule

Some Post Offices will have special hours for the holidays.

The Postal Service has announced holiday hours for Post Offices and blue collection boxes:

• Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Some Post Office locations may have extended hours leading up to the holidays, while others may have limited hours on Friday, Dec. 24. There are currently no plans for limited hours on Friday, Dec. 31. Customers should always check with their local Post Office for hours of operation.

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

Customers can also use’s Postal Locator tool to find open local Post Offices if they want to mail items after scheduled pickup times on Dec. 24.

• Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Post Offices nationwide will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 1.

Regular mail delivery will resume on Monday, Dec. 27, and Monday, Jan. 3. All Post Office locations will be open after the holidays.