Holiday Shipping Deadlines for 2024

It’s hard to believe but Christmas is upon us, just days away.  If you cannot be with your family, friends, and loved ones, then be sure to get a gift shipped so that it is delivered in time for Christmas Day.  Here are some important deadlines to know if you are shipping via UPS, the US Postal Service, or FedEx.


The last day to ship using ground service is Friday, December 15, 2023. For FedEx Express Saver, you have until Saturday, December 16, 2023.

For two-day shipping, or FedEx 2Day AM, which offers delivery in two business days by 10:30 a.m. to US businesses and by noon to residences, the deadline is Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

FedEx Express 1 Day Freight, your deadline is Thursday, December 21, 2023, and for same-day delivery, the package must be shipped by Friday, December 22, 2023.

Click here to see the full schedule.


The US Postal Service recommends that holiday mail be sent out by Saturday, December 16, 2023, for it to arrive by Christmas.

For Priority Mail, you have until Monday, December 18, 2023. For Priority Express Mail, you have until Wednesday, December 20, 2023.

Click here for more information.


UPS 2nd Day Air – Wednesday, December 20, 2023, or December 21, 2023, for Saturday Delivery options.

UPS Next Day Air – Thursday, December 21, 2023, or December 22, 2023, for Saturday Delivery options.

Click here for the full schedule which includes dates for New Years.

Beware of Package Scammers

Scammers are texting citizens posing as delivery drivers.  If you get one of these texts, don’t reply. To read up on this situation, the Better Business Bureau has provided key information that will help.


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