Updated on April 30th, 2024

Are you getting ready to plan your holiday gift shipping for 2024? You’ll want to know the UPS Holiday Schedule to ensure your packages get where they need to go on time. With that in mind, we’ve gathered the latest information about 2024 UPS holiday hours and delivery schedules here.

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Overview of UPS Holidays Schedule for 2024

UPS’s comprehensive holiday schedule for 2024 affects its operations and services. This schedule is designed to help customers plan for delays in deliveries or other services during the holiday season. The UPS holiday schedule for 2024 includes the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Additionally, UPS Express Critical availability may be affected by the holiday schedule. Customers should also be aware of potential changes to UPS holiday operations or services that may occur throughout the year. Finally, UPS operating hours may be limited during the holidays, so customers should plan for any delays in service due to holiday closures.

 

List of Holidays and Dates Affected by UPS Holiday Schedule in 2024

Holiday Date  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
New Year’s Day Monday 1-Jan-24 Closed  Limited Locations1 Closed Available
New Year’s Day (Observed)  Tuesday 2-Jan-24  Closed  Limited Locations1 Closed  Available
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday 15-Jan-24 Closed Limited Locations1 Closed Available
Valentine’s Day Wednesday

14-Feb-24

Open Open Open Available
President’s Day Monday 19-Feb-24 Open Open Open Available
Good Friday Friday 29-March-24 Open Open Open Available
Easter Sunday 31-March-24 Closed  Limited Locations1 Closed  Available
Mother’s Day Sunday

12-May-24

Closed  Limited Locations1 Closed  Available
Memorial Day Monday

27-May-24

Closed  Limited Locations1 Closed  Available
Juneteenth Wednesday 19-Jun-24 Open  Open  Open  Available
Independence Day Thursday

4-Jul-24 

Closed Limited Locations1 Closed Available
Labor Day  Monday 2-Sep-24 Closed  Limited Locations1 Closed  Available
Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Columbus Day Monday

14-Oct-24

Open  Open  Open Available
Veterans Day Monday 11-Nov-24 Open Open Open Available
Thanksgiving Day  Thursday 28-Nov-24 Closed  Limited Locations1 Closed Available
Day after Thanksgiving Friday 29-Nov-24  Open Open Open Available
Christmas Eve  Tuesday

24-Dec-24

Closed  Limited Locations1  Closed  Available
Christmas day Wednesday 25-Dec-24 Closed  Limited Locations1 Closed Available
New Year’s Eve  Tuesday 31-Dec-24 Open3 Open Closed  Available
New Year’s Day  Wednesday 1-Jan-25  Closed  Limited Locations1 Closed  Available

 

Note: *The information listed on this calendar is subject to change. For more information regarding changes to UPS holiday operations or services, please visit ups.com. UPS Express Critical® service is available for urgent packages every day of the year, including UPS holidays. Call 1-800-714-8779 or visit upsexpresscritical.com. 1 The UPS Store® locations may be closed. Check with your local store for specific hours of operation. ©2024 United Parcel Service of America, Inc. UPS, the UPS brand mark, and the color brown are trademarks of United Parcel Service of America, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Tips for Planning for UPS Holiday Delays in 2024

Planning for UPS holiday delays in 2024 is essential for businesses and customers. To ensure that packages are delivered on time, it’s important to consider the holiday UPS is closed for and the extra transit time that may be necessary for packages sent with UPS Standard. Businesses should also be aware of the availability of UPS Express Critical during the holidays, as this service can provide faster delivery times in some instances. Additionally, it’s important to keep an eye on any changes to UPS holiday operations or services that may occur throughout the year. By understanding how the holiday season will affect delivery times, businesses and customers can plan to ensure timely deliveries.

 

UPS Holiday Schedule for 2024

UPS Holiday Schedule for 2024 has been released, and it’s time to start planning for any delays or closures that may occur during the holiday season. The schedule includes dates for major holidays such as New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. During these holidays and select dates surrounding them, UPS will adjust their operating hours, drop-off and pick-up times, and delivery services. Additionally, customers should note that UPS Express Critical Availability may be limited during the holiday season. To avoid any surprises due to UPS Holiday Schedule changes in 2024, it is crucial to plan your shipments and check the UPS website regularly for updates.

 

New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day is an essential federal holiday in the US, and UPS observes it by closing its delivery and pickup services. In 2024, New Year’s Day falls on Sun, January 1st. Customers should plan accordingly and expect delays if they need a package delivered or picked up on this day. While UPS is closed on that day, customers can still access UPS Express Critical services to get urgent deliveries made even on holiday. Customers should check UPS’s holiday schedule in advance and plan their shipments around the holidays to avoid potential delays.

Holiday Date  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
New Year’s Day Monday 1-Jan-24 Closed Closed Closed Available
New Year’s Day (Observed)  Tuesday 2-Jan-24  Closed  Limited Locations1 Closed  Available

 

If you need the order to arrive before New Year’s, these are the shipping deadlines you should use: 

  • UPS® Ground shipping: Check ups.com/ctc for details
  • UPS Next Day Air® shipping: December 22,2023
  • UPS 2nd Day Air® shipping: December 21,2023
  • UPS 3 Day Select® shipping: December 20, 2023

Notes:  NEW YEAR’S 2024

Wednesday, Dec. 27: Normal pickup and delivery service.

Thursday, Dec. 28: Normal pickup and delivery service.

Friday, Dec. 29: Normal pickup and delivery service. UPS 2nd Day Air® packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, Jan. 3. UPS 3 Day Select® packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Wednesday, Jan. 4. 

Saturday, Dec. 30: Normal pickup and delivery service. This is the last day to ship UPS Next Day Air® packages for delivery on Saturday, Dec. 31, with a UPS On-Call Pickup®, a UPS SmartPickup®, or other prearranged, scheduled pickup or by tendering a shipment at a The UPS Store® location or a UPS Authorized Service Location

Sunday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Delivery of UPS Air and international Air* packages only. Pickup service is available only for Air and international Air* if prearranged by Thursday, Dec. 29. UPS On-Call Pickup® service is available for Air and international Air* packages. UPS Next Day Air® packages picked up today will be scheduled for delivery on Tuesday, Jan. 3,

Monday, Jan. 1: New Year’s Day(UPS Holiday). No UPS® pickup or delivery service. UPS Express Critical® service is available. Call 1-800-714-8779

Wednesday, Jan. 3: Normal UPS® pickup and delivery service resumes.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 15, 2024)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday that honors the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It is celebrated on the third Monday of January each year. UPS® pickup and delivery services are available on this day. UPS Express Critical services are available during the holidays

Holiday Last working day  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Monday 15-Jan-24 Closed Limited Locations1 Closed Available

 

Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2024)

Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2024) is a day of love and appreciation. UPS will remain open, with the regular ground, air, and international operating hours available. Customers can drop off packages at UPS Centers for delivery on Valentine’s Day. With UPS, you can ensure that your loved ones receive the unique gifts you have chosen for them on time, So make sure you plan. For instance, add 3-4 days or opt for express courier services by UPS to minimize the risk of a delayed shipment. Let UPS help make your Valentine’s Day particular this year, 2024!

Holiday Last working day  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
Valentine’s Day Wednesday 14-Feb-24 Open Open Open Available

 

  • UPS® pickup and delivery services are available for standard service
  • The UPS Store® locations are open

 

President’s Day (February 19, 2024)

President’s Day on February 20th, 2024, is an important holiday for many Americans. UPS will be open for business during this time so that customers can take advantage of pickup and delivery services on this day. UPS will have its regular domestic ground, air, and international operating hours on President’s Day. Customers can also drop off packages at UPS centers during this time. With the convenience of UPS services, customers don’t need to worry about making alternative arrangements on one of the most important holidays of the year.

Holiday Last working day  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
President’s Day Monday 19-Feb-24 Open Open Open Available

 

  • UPS pickup and delivery services are available
  • UPS SurePost® and UPS Mail Innovations® services will require one more business day because of the UPS holiday

 

Good Friday, (March 29, 2024)

Good Friday (March 29, 2024) is a critical holiday worldwide for many religions and cultures. UPS will generally operate on Good Friday 2024. UPS customers can expect regular deliveries and services on this holiday, and specific UPS Store® locations will remain open. Drop-off at UPS Centers will also be available to customers who need to ship packages. As always, checking your local UPS store hours before planning a visit is essential.

UPS will generally operate on Good Friday 2024. UPS customers can expect regular deliveries and services on this holiday.

Holiday Date  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
Good Friday Friday 29-March-24 Open Open Open Available

 

Easter, Sunday, April 9, 2024

On Easter Sunday, April 9th, 2024, UPS will be closed across Canada. However, UPS Express Critical® will still be available for those who need it. Drop-off at UPS Centers will be open and available on this day for domestic ground, air, and international services. Customers should keep in mind that UPS operating hours may be subject to change.

Holiday Date  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
Easter Sunday 31-March-24 Closed  Limited Locations1 Closed  Available

 

April 15th (2024)

April 15th falls on a Monday in 2024, and UPS is closed for the day. For customers who need to ship on this date, planning is vital. UPS Express Critical® services are available for urgent shipments, and customers should contact their local service center for more information. Customers may also drop off packages at a UPS Center before the holiday or utilize alternate shipping services such as USPS or FedEx. It is important to note that any packages dropped off the day before the holiday may not be processed until after.

 

Memorial Day (May 29, 2024)

On Memorial Day, UPS will not offer pickup or delivery services as part of their 2024 holiday schedule. Customers should plan for delays, as USPS may also observe this holiday. Customers should plan and allow extra time for their deliveries to ensure packages arrive on time. FedEx Appointment Home Delivery is available to help customers with their holiday shipping needs.

Holiday Date  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
Memorial Day Monday

27-May-24

Closed  Closed  Closed  Available

 

  • UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International will not be available
  • UPS store locations are closed

 

Juneteenth, June 19, 2024

On June 19, 2024, Juneteenth was observed in the United States. This day is also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day and celebrates the abolishment of slavery. Parades, festivals, and other events are celebrated in many parts of the United States. UPS will continue to offer its domestic ground, air, and international services on this day within their usual operating hours. Drop-off at UPS Centers will also be available. Celebrate this special day by participating in the festivities and enjoying the freedom that comes with it!

Holiday Date  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
Juneteenth Wednesday 19-Jun-24 Open  Open  Open  Available

 

  • UPS® pickup and delivery services are available for normal service
  • The UPS Store® locations are open

 

Independence Day (July 4, 2024)

On Independence Day in 2024, UPS will be closed, so no delivery or pickup services will be available. This means that customers should plan to ensure that their packages are shipped and received in time for the holiday. Customers should also consider using UPS Express Critical services if they need their packages delivered on the Fourth of July. It is important to note that while these services may be available, they come with added fees, and delivery times may vary depending on the package’s location. Customers should always check the UPS Holiday Schedule for 2024 to ensure they are aware of any changes to operations or services.

Holiday Date  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
Independence Day Thursday

4-Jul-24 

Closed Closed Closed Available

 

Labor Day (September 2, 2024)

Labor Day is celebrated annually on the first Monday of September. This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 2nd, 2024. UPS customers should be aware that there will be no pickup or delivery services on this day. While UPS may have limited services available, customers should plan and ensure that their shipments are sent in advance of this holiday to avoid delivery delays. Customers can view the UPS holiday schedule to ensure their shipments arrive on time.

Holiday Date  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
Labor Day  Monday 2-Sep-24 Closed  Closed  Closed  Available

 

The shipping deadlines are:

  • UPS® Ground Shipping: Aug 29, 2024
  • UPS Next Day Air® Shipping: Sep 1, 2024
  • UPS 2nd Day Air® Shipping: Sep 30, 2024
  • UPS 3 Day Select® Shipping: Sep 29, 2024

 

Columbus Day(October 14, 2024)

Columbus Day is a critical holiday to commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Americas in 1492. The day is a federal holiday in many parts of the United States and has been celebrated since 1937. This year, UPS will maintain its operations and regular business hours on Columbus Day, so customers can be sure to get their packages delivered on time. UPS centers will always be open and ready to accept drop-offs during their regular operating hours.

Holiday Date  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
Indigenous Peoples’ Day (Columbus Day Monday

14-Oct-24

Open  Open  Open Available

 

Veteran’s Day (November 11, 2024)

Veteran’s Day (November 11, 2024) is a critical holiday for honoring those who have served in the military. On this day, , UPS will operate its courier services as usual, and its stores will operate with their normal hours.

Customers can also ship through UPS Express Critical® for time-sensitive packages. This is an excellent opportunity to express appreciation for the brave men and women who have served our country and to reflect on their sacrifices.

Holiday Date  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
Veterans Day Monday 11-Nov-24 Open Open Open Available

 

Thanksgiving Day (November 23, 2024)

On Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, 2024, all UPS services will be closed in observance of the holiday. This includes UPS Domestic Ground and International services and The UPS Store. Customers should plan to ensure their packages are delivered on time during the holiday season. UPS Express Critical is available for packages that must be delivered on this day, but customers should note that additional fees may apply. Customers should also be aware of any changes to UPS operations or services that may occur during the holiday season.

Holiday Date  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
Thanksgiving Day  Thursday 28-Nov-24 Closed  Closed Closed Available
Day after Thanksgiving Friday 29-Nov-24  Open Open Open Available

 

If you intend to ship around Thanksgiving, these are the deadlines you should keep in mind:

  • UPS® Ground shipping: Check ups.com for details
  • UPS Next Day Air® shipping: Nov 21, 2024
  • UPS 2nd Day Air® shipping: Nov 20, 2024
  • UPS 3 Day Select® shipping: Nov 19, 2024

Friday 29-Nov-24  Normal pickup and delivery service.

 

Black Friday (November 29, 2024)

On Black Friday, November 29, 2024, UPS will maintain its regular operating hours for domestic ground, air, and international services. Customers can drop off their packages at UPS centers as usual. However, it is important to note that Express Critical® services are still available on this holiday. So if you have any last-minute shipments that need to be sent out on Black Friday, this is an excellent option.

 

Cyber Monday (Mon, Dec 2, 2024)

Cyber Monday (Mon, Dec 2, 2024) is the perfect day to finish online shopping. UPS will be available to help you with your shipping needs, with limited locations open on this day. They will be open for drop-off at UPS Centers, and Express Critical services will still be available. Take advantage of the great deals that come out during Cyber Monday and get your holiday shopping done in time!

 

Christmas Day (December 24, 2024)

Christmas Day on December 25th is a significant holiday for UPS. On this day, UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International services will not be in operation. However, the company does provide Express Critical services for customers with urgent delivery needs on Christmas Day. Customers should consider this when planning holiday delivery delays and be aware of UPS holiday operations and service changes. Customers should schedule their deliveries before the holiday to ensure their packages arrive on time. Additionally, customers should be aware of the operating hours during the holiday season as these may vary depending on location.

Holiday Date  UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International The UPS Store® Locations UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean) UPS Express Critical®
Christmas Eve  Tuesday

24-Dec-24 

Closed  Limited Locations1  Closed  Available
Christmas day Wednesday  25-Dec-24  Closed  Closed Closed Available

 

So here is the Christmas deadline for UPS:

  • UPS® Ground shipping: Check ups.com/ctc for details
  • UPS 3 Day Select® shipping: Dec 20, 2024
  • UPS 2nd Day Air® shipping: Dec 21, 2024
  • UPS Next Day Air® shipping: Dec 22, 2024

 

December 30th (2024)

December 30th (2024) is the last day to ship UPS Next Day Air® packages for Saturday, with standard pickup and delivery service. Customers should note that this schedule is subject to change and should check the UPS website for updates. For those who prefer shipping via UPS Express Critical®, it is still available.

 

UPS Express Critical Availability During the Holidays

UPS Express Critical® provides customers with urgent delivery solutions 365 days a year, even during the holidays. Customers can call 1-800-714-8779 or visit www.upsexpresscritical.com to arrange an Express Critical shipment. The service offers guaranteed delivery within 1, 2, or 3 days, depending on the customer’s needs. This service is available during the holiday season and is excellent for customers who need their packages delivered as fast as possible. With UPS Express Critical®, customers can be sure that their packages will be delivered on time, even during the peak holiday season.

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Changes to UPS Holiday Operations or Services

Changes to UPS holiday operations or services can be found on the company’s website. Customers are encouraged to visit this page to stay up-to-date on any changes that may occur over the 2024 holiday season. In addition, UPS offers Express Critical services for customers who need urgent deliveries. These services are available even during major holidays, and customers should check with their local UPS service centers for more information about availability and rates. Customers should also remember that packages may be delivered late if a national holiday occurs, so it’s important to plan for any potential delays.

 

UPS Domestic Ground, Air & International Operating Hours

UPS Domestic Ground, Air & International Operating Hours are usually open throughout the year, except for certain holidays. On Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2024), President’s Day (February 19, 2024), Good Friday (March 29, 2024), Easter Sunday (March 31, 2024), April 15th (2024), Juneteenth (June 19, 2024), Columbus Day (October 14, 2024), Veteran’s Day (November 11, 2024), Black Friday (November 29, 2024) and Cyber Monday (Dec 2, 2024) UPS will be closed. However, pickups can be prearranged on December 22nd and December 30th to ensure delivery before the end of the year. Customers can also drop off their packages at UPS Centers.

 

Drop-off at UPS Centers

Dropping off packages at UPS Centers is a great way to ensure your shipments arrive on time. Customers can drop off packages at any UPS Center location and have them delivered to their destination on the next business day. Some UPS Centers may provide limited services on certain days for those who may need to drop off packages on holidays or weekends. Customers should check their local UPS Center for more information about operating hours during the 2023-2024 holiday season.

 

Pick-up at UPS Centre

At UPS, customers can pick up their holiday packages from any UPS Centre. Customers should check the schedule for their local center to make sure they are open and available for pickup. Customers should also call ahead to confirm that their package is ready for pickup. However, it is important to note that the pickup schedule is subject to change, so customers should check back often for updates. Pickup times vary depending on the location and day of the week, so customers should plan to ensure they have enough time to pick up their packages.

 

Collection at UPS Centre

UPS can schedule a collection at the UPS Centre for those looking to pick up their packages. Customers can easily arrange to have their packages collected from a nearby center or, if preferred, have them delivered to a local store. This is especially useful for those who need access to regular delivery services on holidays. Collection times are subject to change, so customers should always check with their local UPS Centre for up-to-date information. With the help of UPS’s convenient collection service, customers can get their holiday orders on time and without any extra hassle.

 

UPS Operating Hours During the Holiday Season

UPS customers can expect operating hours during the holiday season of 2024-2025 to vary slightly from regular business hours. Express delivery is available from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm and from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. For standard delivery, an additional day is available. In addition, extended Express delivery hours are available from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. It is important to note that these times are subject to change, and customers should always consult UPS for the most up-to-date information regarding their delivery services.

 

Tips for Planning Around UPS Holiday Closures

With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s important to plan to ensure your packages arrive on time. UPS’s holiday schedule for 2024 includes a variety of closures that could impact your shipping needs. Planning and considering potential delays is essential to ensure your packages arrive on time. When planning around UPS’s holiday closures, it’s important to check their website for the latest information. You should also consider peak shipping times, such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and plan accordingly. Additionally, you should contact your local UPS location to confirm their hours of operation during the holidays and ensure they can accommodate your shipping needs. With careful planning, you can avoid unexpected delays and ensure your packages arrive on time.

 

How PostScan Mail Can Help Ship Your Holiday Orders,

PostScan Mail can help make shipping holiday orders a breeze. With their permanent street address, packages won’t be forwarded to the wrong address, eliminating the hassle of making corrections. PostScan Mail also offers unlimited forwarding and delivery options, allowing customers to choose a date that works best for them. Plus, they offer Saturday delivery for some express services due to December 25th falling on a Sunday this year. PostScan Mail scans postal mail and alerts customers upon arrival, so they can stay informed and ensure their holiday orders are sent on time. With their services, businesses will save time and money while ensuring their customers have a great holiday shopping experience.

 

Conclusion

This blog concludes that holiday shipping with UPS can be a great way to deliver your items on time during the busy season. With services available for both domestic and international shipping, you can enjoy convenience and peace of mind knowing that your package will arrive on time. Remember to check the holiday shipping schedule before sending your package, so you know when to have it ready for pickup or collection at a UPS center. With some planning, you can ensure your holiday shipping needs are taken care of, and rest assured that your package will arrive safely and on time.

 

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