US Holiday Shipping Deadlines for 2019

Here is a list of recommended shipping deadlines for parcels sent from within the US using UPS and USPS.

UPS Domestic and International

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE
 Next Day Air: 1 - 2 business days
 2nd Day Air: 2-3 business days by end of day
 3 Day Select: 3-4 business days by end of day
 Ground: 1-6 business days: delivery based on distance to destination. See the map for Ground Service days in transit. Shipments must be ready by 1:00 PM Eastern time - Orders must be placed by 11:00 am Eastern Time

Please note that UPS does not guarantee Ground shipments between November 25 and December 27.

UPS Ground delivery schedule map

UPS CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE:

Friday, December 20:
Normal pickup and delivery service. This is the last day to ship UPS 2nd Day Air packages 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. These packages will be scheduled for delivery on Saturday, Dec. 21.

Saturday, December 21:
Normal Delivery of UPS Next Day Air and UPS 2nd Day Air packages processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery only.

Monday, December 23:
Normal pickup and delivery service. This is the last day to ship UPS Next Day Air packages for delivery on Tuesday, Dec. 24.

Tuesday, December 24: Christmas Eve
Normal delivery service. Pickup service available only for Air and international Air* packages if prearranged.

Wednesday, December 25: Christmas Day
UPS HOLIDAY - NO SERVICE

Tuesday, December 31: New Year's Eve
Delivery of UPS Air and international Air packages only. Pickup service available only for Air and international Air only if prearranged.

Tuesday, January 1: New Years Day
UPS HOLIDAY - NO SERVICE - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 


US POSTAL SERVICE:

US Postal Service - USA Domestic

Service

Cutoff Date for Christmas Delivery

Within the Contiguous US

Retail Ground

Saturday, December 14

First Class Mail

Friday, December 20

Priority Mail

Saturday, December 21

Priority Mail Express

Monday, December 23

To Alaska

First Class Mail

Wednesday, December 18

Priority Mail

Thursday, December 19

Priority Mail Express

Saturday, December 21

To Hawaii

First Class Mail

Priority Mail

Thursday, December 19

Priority Mail Express

Saturday, December 21

 

USPS International Shipping

Service

Cutoff Date for Christmas Delivery

To Africa

First-Class International

Priority Mail International

Saturday, November 30

Priority Mail Express International

Saturday, December 7

Global Express Guaranteed

Thursday, December 19

To Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific Rim, and New Zealand

First-Class International

Priority Mail International

Saturday, December 7

Priority Mail Express International

Saturday, December 14

Global Express Guaranteed

Thursday, December 19

To Central and South America

First-Class International

Priority Mail International

Saturday, November 30

Priority Mail Express International

Saturday, December 7

Global Express Guaranteed

Wednesday, December 18

To Mexico

First-Class International

Priority Mail International

Saturday, December 7

Priority Mail Express International

Saturday, December 14

Global Express Guaranteed

Wednesday, December 18