UPS Holiday Schedule and Shipping Deadlines 2017

When events like Christmas and New Year is around the corner, the package delivery companies like USPS, Amazon, FedEx, and UPS release their deadlines and schedule. For this year 2017 also, they have published the same. Most of the UPS customers also want to know “Does UPS deliver on Christmas Eve?” They can find their answer in another article. Here, let us get acquainted with UPS New Year and Christmas shipping deadline and schedule for the year 2017. Let’s start with the UPS Christmas deadline 2017:

UPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2017:

The customer who wants to avail UPS services for sending their packages must do so before the given shipping deadline. Hence, it becomes imperative for us to be aware of the deadlines so that UPS can deliver our shipment on time.

These are the cut-off dates if you want to have the delivery before the 25th December or Christmas day. The UPS Holiday Shipping Dates 2017 are:

UPS servicesDeadline
UPS 3 day select18th December
UPS 2nd Day Air (without Saturday delivery)20th December
UPS 2nd Day Air (In case the Saturday delivery is available because Saturday delivery is not possible for all ZIP codes)21st December
UPS Next Day Air (with Saturday delivery)22nd December
UPS Express Critical24th December and 25th December

The table of shipping deadlines for Christmas 2017 implies that:

  • The last day to ship your package through UPS 3 day select is on 18th Dec
  • The last day to ship your package using UPS 2nd day Air excluding the Saturday delivery is on 19th Dec.
  • The last day to ship your package using UPS 2nd Day Air with the Saturday delivery is on 21st Dec. You must take a note that Saturday delivery is not available for all the Zip Codes. So, you must make sure that your zip code has the availability of the Saturday delivery to avail this service.
  • The last day to ship your package using UPS Next Day Air with the Saturday delivery is on 22nd Dec.
  • The UPS deadline for Christmas delivery to ship your package using UPS express critical is both 24th and 25th Dec. It means that UPS express critical will continue to work on both the days.

These were the UPS Christmas deadline.

Read More: List of UPS Holidays 2017

UPS Holiday Schedule:

Coming to the UPS holiday schedule on the Christmas, here are the details date wise:

Dec 18th:

  • This day UPS will have the normal pickup and delivery service.
  • This date is the last day to use the service of UPS 3 Day Select for the delivery of your shipment.
  • If you book your shipment on 18th Dec, UPS 3 Day Select will deliver your shipment on Dec 22nd.

Dec 19th:

  • This is the normal working day for UPS.
  • The customers can collect the UPS 3 Day Select shipments on this date. It will be scheduled for the delivery on 26th Dec or the next day of the Christmas.

UPS Holiday Schedule

Dec 20th:

  • Again, UPS will work as per its normal pickup and delivery schedule.
  • This date is the last date to use UPS 2nd Day Air packages. If you send the UPS 2nd Day Air packages on 20th Dec, the shipment will arrive before Christmas on Dec 22nd.

Dec 21st:

  • The thing to take care is that these shipments should be processed and properly labeled for the delivery on Saturday. As we told you before also, Saturday delivery is not available for all the ZIP codes.
  • UPS will continue to work as a normal pickup and delivery service on this day.
  • If you have picked up the UPS Next Day Air shipments on this date, most likely the same will reach on Dec 22nd.
  • If you want to use UPS 2nd Day Air service, the same is available for you on this day. Your shipment delivery may happen on 23rd Dec.

Dec 22nd:

  • A normal pickup and delivery schedule to be observed by the UPS.
  • The thing to bear in mind is that these shipments should be processed and properly labeled for the delivery on Saturday. As we said before also, Saturday delivery is not available for all the ZIP codes.
  • This date is the last day to use the services of UPS Next Day Air packages. UPS will send the same before the Christmas on Dec. 23rd.

Dec. 23rd:

  • The services of UPS Ground on Saturday will be available in metro ZIP codes only.
  • This is the day of the delivery of service classes like UPS Worldwide Express, UPS Next Day Air, and UPS 2nd Day Air packages. These are processed and labeled for Saturday Delivery.
  • You can also avail the pickup services for international Air packages and UPS Air for standard Saturday pickup customers.
  • For UPS Air and international Air packages, you can get the UPS On-Call Pickup service.

Christmas Eve Schedule:

The schedule on UPS Christmas Eve or Dec 24th is:

  • The UPS pickup or delivery service is not available on this day.
  • Only UPS Express Critical services are available for the UPS Christmas Eve delivery.

Christmas Day Schedule:

UPS Christmas schedule 2017 on 25th Dec is:

  • The UPS pickup or delivery service will not be possible.
  • You can use only UPS Express Critical services.

Next day on Dec. 26th,

  • UPS resumes work with normal pickup and delivery service
  • UPS 3 Day Select packages that the users collect on this day, the delivery of the same will happen on Dec 29th.

New Year’s Eve Schedule:

On New Year’s Eve, or Dec 31st:

  • The UPS pickup or delivery service will not be possible.
  • You can use only UPS Express Critical services.

New Year’s Day Schedule:

On New Year’s Day, or Jan 1st:

  • The UPS pickup or delivery service will not be possible.
  • You can use only UPS Express Critical services.

On Jan 2nd,

  • UPS resumes normal pickup and delivery service.

That’s all about UPS holiday shipping deadlines and schedule. You can see that UPS holiday hours are different from regular days. So, we hope you got all the things. Now, if you want to place an order or hoping for delivery, then you should plan according to these deadlines and schedule.

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