The holiday season can be a busy time for everyone, but it can be especially hectic for banks, shipping services and post offices as people scramble to purchase gifts and ship them to a loved one.
If you’re looking to ship a last-minute gift or execute a bank transaction around Christmas this year, it will be best to plan ahead, as major banks and post offices will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Knowing shipping deadlines will come in handy as you begin to shop for family and friends this holiday season.
Here’s what to know about banks and post offices and their operating hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in 2023.
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Is the post office open on Christmas Eve and Christmas? Will mail be delivered?
Local post office locations will be closed and regular mail will not be delivered on Dec. 24 or 25 this year, according to the U.S. Postal Service.
Mail will also not be collected from blue USPS collection boxes.
Priority Mail Express mail will be delivered only in limited locations and an extra fee for those deliveries will be assessed, according to the USPS.
Is UPS open on Christmas Eve and Christmas?
UPS will not offer pickup or delivery services on either day.
Some UPS Store locations may have modified business hours on Christmas Eve. The company suggests checking with your local store for specific hours of operation.
All UPS Store locations will be closed Christmas Day.
According to the company, UPS Express Critical is available 365 days a year. For more information, visit upsexpresscritical.com.
Is FedEx open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?
Most of FedEx’s services will be unavailable on Christmas Eve, according to the company’s holiday schedule, and FedEx Office locations will have modified hours.
All FedEx delivery services will be unavailable and FedEx Office locations will be closed on Christmas Day.
FedEx Custom Critical, however, is available on Christmas Day.
Are banks open on Christmas Eve and Christmas?
Banks will be closed on both days in 2023.
Branches of Bank of America, Citibank, PNC, Truist and more will not open their branches on Dec. 24 or 25, the companies told USA TODAY.
Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, which is a day banks are closed anyway, while Christmas Day is a federal holiday.