(Updated on December 17, 2019) Here are the holiday shipment deadlines provided by the three most-used overnight and two-day delivery services in the U.S. We’ve included links to the holiday schedules of each service for pricing and location availability. Good luck!


USPS Schedule through December 26, 2019

2019 holiday shipping dates for contiguous U.S. states

Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery before December 25. Not a guarantee. Dates refer to Domestic Mail Class/Product (excluding Alaska & Hawaii). (Find military, international and Hawaii and Alaska information here.)

Friday, December 20, 2019
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Monday, December. 23, 2019

UPS Schedule through December 26, 2019

(Note: To see if your shipment needs an additional day in transit, check for Holiday Air Service Impacts.) Source and more information: UPS


December 17, 2019: Normal UPS service.

A limited number of UPS 2nd Day Air and UPS 3 Day Select shipments tendered to UPS today, and with certain origins and destinations, may require an additional day in transit. (Note that UPS 2nd Day Air and UPS 3 Day Select shipments are guaranteed throughout the holiday season.)

December 18, 2019: Normal UPS service.

  • A limited number of UPS 2nd Day Air® shipments tendered to UPS this day may require an additional day in transit

December 19, 2019: Normal UPS service. Last day to ship via UPS 3 Day Select

  • Last day to send UPS 3 Day Select packages scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, Dec. 24. This is the last day to prearrange pickup service for Air and international Air packages if needed on Dec. 24.

December 20, 2019: Normal UPS service. Last day to ship via UPS 2nd Day Air

  • Last day to ship UPS 2nd Day Air packages scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, Dec. 24. All UPS Next Day Air packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Monday, Dec. 23 unless processed and labeled for Saturday delivery on Dec. 21. Saturday Delivery is not available to all ZIP codes.UPS Air and Ground service modifications and the suspension of the UPS Service Guarantee for Ground shipments are in effect.

December 21, 2019: Normal UPS Saturday service.

Delivery of UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air packages processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery.

Pickup service is available for UPS Air and international Air packages for regular Saturday pickup customers.

UPS On-Call Pickup service is available to all customers for UPS Air and international Air packages.

Pickup and delivery of UPS Ground on Saturday packages available in many metro area ZIP codes.

December 22, 2019: No UPS service except UPS Express Critical.

No UPS pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical service is available. Call 1-800-714-8779 or visit upsexpresscritical.com.

December 23, 2019: Normal UPS service. Last day to ship via UPS Next Day Air

Last day to ship UPS Next Day Air packages scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, December 24 with a UPS On-Call, or scheduled, Pickup, or by visiting a The UPS Store location or a UPS Authorized Service Location.

UPS Air and Ground service modifications and the suspension of the UPS Service Guarantee for Ground shipments are in effect.

December 24, 2019: Christmas Eve: Limited UPS service.

Pickup service available only for Air and international Air packages if prearranged by Thursday, Dec. 19. UPS On-Call Pickup service and UPS Drop Boxes are available for Air and international Air packages.

The Air service modifications that commenced on Monday, Dec. 16 and The UPS Service Guarantee suspension for Ground shipments that commenced on Dec. 2 will cease at midnight.

December 25, 2019: Christmas. UPS holiday.

No UPS pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical service is available. Call 1-800-714-8779 or visit upsexpresscritical.com.

December 26, 2019: Normal UPS service.

UPS 2nd Day Air packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Monday, Dec. 30. UPS 3 Day Select packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Thursday, Jan. 2.

UPS Ground service modifications are in effect.

December 27, 2019: Normal UPS service.


FedEx Schedule through December 26, 2019

Note: See this detailed schedule on FedEx.com

Saturday, December 21, 2019

  • No pickups for FedEx SmartPost but deliveries will be made as usual
  • FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight unavailable

Sunday, December 22, 2019

FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx SmartPost, and FedEx Freight

Monday, December 23, 2019

  • FedEx Freight will be open with normal pickup and delivery operations and a modified linehaul schedule. Shipments picked up that are not moved will resume transit on December 26, 2019.
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019
  • FedEx Express will have early station, on-call pickup, and drop box closings in some areas
  • FedEx Office will close by 6 p.m.
  • FedEx Freight unavailable Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Saturday, December 21, 2019

No pickups for FedEx SmartPost but deliveries will be made as usual
FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight unavailable

Sunday, December 22, 2019

•FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx SmartPost, and FedEx Freight

Monday, December 23, 2019

•FedEx Freight will be open with normal pickup and delivery operations and a modified linehaul schedule. Shipments picked up that are not moved will resume transit on December 26, 2019.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

• FedEx Express will have early station, on-call pickup, and drop box closings in some areas
• FedEx Office will close by 6 p.m.
• FedEx Freight unavailable

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

• FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, FedEx Home Delivery, FedEx SmartPost, FedEx Freight, and FedEx Office unavailable

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