As the holiday season is fast approaching, you can rely on UPS to deliver for you. Below is a guide to help you plan your shipments during the holidays. Create a shipment online, or visit for more information about all our available services. To receive an accurate delivery time calculation when planning your shipments please use the time and cost calculator tool.

To see the UPS Holiday Season Guarantee, click here.

Drop-off Collection Delivery
UPS Centre Online
Call Centre
December 2016
Monday 19th
Tuesday 20th
Wednesday 21st
Thursday 22nd
Friday 23rd
Saturday 24th Sat Del Only
Monday 26th
Tuesday 27th
Wednesday 28th
Thursday 29th
Friday 30th
Saturday 31st Sat Del Only
January 2017
Monday 2nd
Tuesday 3rd Yes, except Scotland

Please note: Normal centre opening hours and collection cut-off times for your area will apply, unless otherwise noted. To find out what they are in your area please call UPS on 03457877877 (Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 20:00 and Saturday: 08:00 - 14:00).

Please note dates are subject to changes.

UPS Holiday Season Guarantee

The UPS Money Back Guarantee is in effect in accordance with its normal terms throughout the holiday season subject to the following exceptions:

For UPS Express Plus®, UPS Express® and UPS Express Saver® packages collected in the UK on Friday December 23, the scheduled delivery date will be:

  • Wednesday, December 28 to most business addresses in Europe
  • Thursday, December 29 to most business addresses within the same country
  • As of Thursday, December 29 to most business addresses worldwide

Delivery for all Domestic Express Saver® services from 28 November to 2 December and 19 - 23 December will extend to 14:00.

Saturday delivery on 17th and 24th December for all UPS Express® services will extend to 14:00.

UPS Express Saver domestic service will extend to 14:00 and the guarantee will apply until 14:00 from 12 to 23 December.

Commitment times for air and international shipments picked up or delivered within the United States will be extended on the following days: Friday, November 25, Sunday December 18 through Saturday December 24 and Saturday, December 31. Next Day Air Early and UPS Worldwide Express Plus packages will be extended by 90 minutes and all other Air and international services will be extended to end-of-day.

UPS air and international shipments picked up or delivered in the United States are guaranteed throughout the holiday season. The guarantee is suspended for UPS Ground and UPS Standard packages picked up or scheduled for delivery between November 27 - December 3 and December 18 - December 24.