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Will there be mail delivery on Christmas Eve 2013? USPS Post Office hours?

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Lots of us are wrapping those last-minute Christmas gifts today and many of us are thinking about the mail.

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Christmas Eve is on a Tuesday this year. If you are planning on mailing those last-minute Christmas Cards and packages, you probably are wondering whether there will be mail service on Christmas Eve. And you may be wondering about USPS/ Post Office Hours

Will there be mail delivery on Christmas Eve, 2013?

The answer is yes. The postal holiday will be celebrated on Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25. Christmas Eve 2013 will be a day of work for the US Postal Service.

Will Post Offices be open on Christmas Eve?

Yes, but they will close early. Here is the official word from USPS:

Post Offices nationwide will be open on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 31. Most Post Offices will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon on these holiday eves. Regular mail delivery for Dec. 24 and 31 will be unaffected by the change.

Revised hours will be posted at each Post Office. If you are a business customer, please check with your Bulk Mail Entry Unit for specific information regarding holiday hours of operation.

Post Offices will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 25 and Wednesday, Jan. 1. Only Priority Mail Express™ will be delivered on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. All Post Offices will be open and regular mail delivery will resume on Thursday, Dec. 26 and Thursday, Jan. 2.

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