U.S. Postal Service Holiday Hours

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The holiday hours at the Main Post Office near Tampa International Airport and other branches

8 days and counting until Christmas Day this year.  Customer lines are getting longer at local post offices. Patience and mailing items soon will help you get through this busy holiday period. Post offices have extended their hours, but they will close early on Wednesday, Dec. 24th, Christmas Eve and Wednesday, Dec. 31st, New Year’s Eve.  Most post offices will shorten retail lobby hours and close at noon on these dates, the U.S. Postal Service says.  Post offices will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 25 this year and on Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015.

For delivery by Christmas, First Class and Priority Mail cards, letters and packages should be mailed by Dec. 20th.  For delivery by Christmas, Priority Mail Express items should be mailed by Dec. 23rd, according to the postal service deadlines.

The U.S. Postal Service also recommends to deposit your mail in all blue collection boxes by Noon on Dec. 24th and Dec. 31st.  If the final collection time is after 12 p.m., postal workers may collect mailed items earlier on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

For more information, visit http://www.usps.com

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