Postal Workers on the Job for Christmas Delivery

The biggest mailing day of the year is Monday, December 19 and there is still time to send your holiday mail with extended hours this Saturday and Sunday.

Next Wednesday, December 21, will be the biggest delivery day of the year.

Nationwide, the Postal Service expects to handle 280 million postmarked cards and letters and millions of packages on Monday.

The local Panama City Post Office expects to handle two to three times the mail volume of a regular day.

“We expect a very busy Monday handling all those holiday cards and packages but that’s fine because we welcome all the holiday mail our customers give us,” says local Postmaster Pat Campbell. “We appreciate all their business. Our Post Office and Postal Service workers everywhere are working diligently to make sure that mail is delivered on time.”

Mailing deadlines are fast approaching to get your holiday packages to arrive by Christmas, using Priority Mail® service. If you are mailing out of state, send mail by Wednesday, December 21. If you are mailing in-state, send mail by Thursday, December 22. After those dates, you can use Express Mail® service.

The Post Office will be operating at extended hours until the holiday. The hours at the Panama City Mall mobile postal unit will be from 2:00 pm to daily through Thursday December 22, 2005.

The extended post office hours are:

Saturday December 17th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the General Mail Facility Post Office located at 1336 Sherman Ave.
Panama City beach office located at 420 Churchwell Drive
Northside Station located at 1315W 17th Street
Eastside Station located at 5310 E Hwy 98

In addition, the following two offices will be open on Sunday
Sunday, December 18.2005 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
General Mail Facility Post Office located at 1336 Sherman Ave
Panama City Beach office located at 420 Churchwell Drive