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 2017
Wednesday 20th
Thursday 21st
Friday 22nd
Saturday 23rd Normal Saturday Service only Normal Saturday Service only
Monday 25th
Tuesday 26th
Wednesday 27th
Thursday 28th
Friday 29th
Saturday 30th Normal Saturday Service only Normal Saturday Service only
January 2018
Monday 1st
Tuesday 2nd 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 - 12:30).

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 22, the scheduled delivery date will be:

  • Wednesday, December 27 to most business addresses in Europe
  • Wednesday, December 27 to most business addresses within the same country
  • As of Thursday, December 28 to most business addresses worldwide
  • Delivery for all UK domestic UPS Express Saver® services from 27 November to 22 December will extend to 14:00. Saturday delivery on 16th and 23rd December for all UK domestic UPS Express® services will extend to 14:00.

    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. 24 and Dec. 18–23 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. 27–Dec. 24. Visit for the UPS Tariff/Terms and Conditions. Service guarantees are subject to change.