Whether you're trying to jump start intentions for the new year, like your resolution to stop procrastinating, or sending out belated holiday presents to relatives who will definitely understand, getting Post Office errands complete is essential. In between whipping up meals to bring you good luck in 2022 and hunting down original captions for that annual sparkler ‘Gram, there’s still time to make it to the Post Office.

The Post Office provides more than mail. You can purchase money orders, postage, packing supplies, and memorabilia. Or apply for or renew your passport. No matter the errand, we know it’s important to cross it off. Here is everything you should know about the United States Post Office's New Year's Eve and New Year's Day holiday closures and hours. Because not every store has a luxurious return policy that will wait until after holiday fun.

Is the Post Office open on New Year's Eve?

That Friday feeling just got even better. Post Office locations are open nationwide on New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31. Good news if you’re still waiting on the final accessory from an online order to complete your NYE outfit — USPS delivers mail as usual on New Year’s Eve.

Is the Post Office open on New Year's Day 2022?

New Year’s Day, Saturday, January 1, is a Postal holiday, so you won’t have any luck sending or receiving mail. All Post Office locations are closed, but will reopen and resume regular mail delivery on January 3, 2022. USPS will not pick up from collection boxes, either. However, it will deliver mail through Priority Mail Express on New Year’s Day. But be prepared — New Year’s Day deliveries are made only in limited locations. There may also be an extra fee for those deliveries.

What if I need something else from the Post Office?

Brick-and-mortar Post Office locations are closed on New Year’s Day, but the internet has your back. You can find other services online 24/7 using your USPS.com account, including ordering stamps, printing shipping labels, ordering boxes and other mail supplies, and requesting package pickups.

Are any mail delivery services open on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day?

  • Fed Ex: As long as you arrive before 6 p.m., FedEx offices will be open on New Year's Eve. Aside from a few modifications for FedEx Express and FedEx Freight, its mail delivery services will run normally. FedEx will be closed on New Year's Day.
  • UPS: UPS store locations will be open on New Year's Eve, but it's a good idea to contact your local store to see if it has modified business hours. UPS is closed on New Year’s Day. Find more details on shipping services when you view UPS's holiday schedule.
  • Amazon: Sorry if you were looking forward to that Amazon TikTok find, it will not be delivering packages on New Year’s Day.
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