Plan now to avoid any unnecessary shipping delays over the holidays. Here is the 2018 holiday shipping schedule for UPS.
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Monday, Dec. 17
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Thursday, Dec. 20
Friday, Dec. 21
Saturday, Dec. 22
Sunday, Dec. 23
Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve
Tuesday, Dec. 25, Christmas
Wednesday, Dec. 26
Thursday, Dec. 27
Friday, Dec. 28
Saturday, Dec. 29
Monday, Dec. 31
Tuesday, Jan. 1, New Year’s Day
Wednesday, Jan. 2
*References to “UPS Air and international Air packages” in the schedule include the following UPS service options: UPS Next Day Air® Early, UPS Next Day Air®, UPS Next Day Air Saver®, UPS 2nd Day Air A.M. ®, UPS 2nd Day Air®, UPS Worldwide Express Plus®, UPS Worldwide® Saver®, UPS Worldwide Expdited®, and UPS Worldwide Express Freight.
**UPS 3 Day Select Service, UPS Ground, UPS Ground with Freight Pricing, UPS Hundredweight Service UPS 3 Day Select and UPS Hundredweight Service Ground shipments are included.
Time-in-transit notes: On UPS holidays – Nov. 22, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 – there is no movement of any packages tendered to UPS.
Additional time-in-transit: Additional time-in-transit: From Nov. 19 to Dec. 28, a limited number of UPS Ground and UPS Standard packages, with transit times of three or more days, and with origins and destinations, will require an additional day in transit. Visit ups.com/holidays.
Holiday season service guarantees: UPS Air and international Air packages* picked up or delivered within the United States are guaranteed throughout the holiday season. Commitment times for Air and international Air packages scheduled for delivery Nov. 23, Dec. 17-22, Dec. 24, and Dec. 31 will be extended as follows: UPS Next Day Air Early and UPS Worldwide Express Plus services will be extended by 90 minutes and all other Air and international Air services will be extended to end-of-day. The guarantee is suspended for all UPS Ground shipments, including shipments to and from AK, HI and PR, and UPS Standard shipments picked up or scheduled for delivery Nov. 26–Dec. 24. Visit ups.com for the UPS/Terms and Conditions. Service guarantees are subject to change.
Peak charges: To learn more about peak charges and when they apply, visit ups.com/rates.