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New Year's Eve & New Year's Day US Post Office holiday hours

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What time does the post office close on New Year's Eve and is there mail delivery on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, 2014?

As the holiday season comes to a close, many people are trying to find out the latest time to mail a package on Tuesday, just hours before we ring in 2014.

If you need to mail a letter or package on New Year's Eve, get to the post office by Noon on December 31.

According to, most locations will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon on December 31, 2013. Although the post office will close early, there will be regular mail delivery to your home or business on Tuesday.

Will the Post Office be open on New Year's Day? Jan. 1, 2014 is a federal holiday, so there will be no mail delivery and all USPS locations will be closed.

Regular mail delivery and normal business hours at your local post office will resume on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

What about FEDEX and UPS?

UPS and FEDEX will also close for the holiday, so get your packages out prior to the holiday or you will have to wait until they re-open on January 2. Packages will be delivered on New Year's Eve.



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