UPS Holiday Schedule 2022
Like post offices, banks, and schools, parcel services are closed on holidays to allow employees to spend time with their families. Some postal companies make exceptions by offering pickup and delivery services even on these days via select service levels.
UPS (United Parcel Service) is used by shippers around the world. It is fast, reliable, and provides real-time parcel delivery notifications to its customers. The company offers different service levels based on the needs and requirements of the customer. However, a few national and federal holidays are observed as UPS holidays. This means they don’t offer pickup and delivery services on those days.
So far, UPS hasn’t announced the 2022 cutoff dates for shipping your packages. However, we’ve listed the 2021 shipping deadlines for reference so you can plan accordingly.
|Service||Shipping Cutoff Date||Shipping Cutoff Date (2021)|
|UPS Ground Shipping®||TBA||Friday, December 16|
|UPS 3 Day Select®||TBA||Wednesday, December 21|
|UPS 2nd Day Air Services®||TBA||Thursday, December 22|
|UPS Next Day Air Services®||TBA||Friday, December 23|
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UPS Holiday Calendar 2022
UPS pickup and delivery services are available for the following holidays:
|Monday, January 17||Martin Luther King Jr. Day|
|Monday, February 14||Valentine's Day|
|Monday, February 21||Presidents Day|
|Friday, April 15||Good Friday|
|Sunday, April 17||Easter Sunday|
|Monday, October 10||Columbus Day (Indigenous People's Day)|
|Friday, November 11||Veterans Day|
|Friday, November 25||Black Friday|
|Saturday, December 24||Christmas Eve|
|Saturday, December 31||New Year's Eve|
No UPS pick up and delivery service is available for the following holidays:
|Sunday, May 8||Mother's Day|
|Monday, May 30||Memorial Day|
|Sunday, June 19||Juneteenth|
|Monday, July 4||Independence Day|
|Monday, September 5||Labor Day|
|Thursday, November 24||Thanksgiving Day|
|Sunday, December 25 and Monday, December 26||Christmas Day|
|Saturday, January 1 and Sunday, January 2||New Year's Day|
It is important for shippers and businesses to know the UPS holiday operations schedule so they can plan their delivery times accordingly.
In this article, we’ll review the UPS holiday schedule and available shipping services on UPS holidays to help you ensure that your packages are delivered on time.
High Volume Shipping Holidays
UPS has the capacity to handle huge volumes of shipments throughout the year, including on some national and federal holidays. There are six days when UPS doesn’t offer pickup and delivery services in 2022; however, you can use UPS Express Critical® Service to send shipments even on UPS holidays.
This year, Thanksgiving Day is on November 24. All UPS services will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day except for UPS Custom Critical®.
The holiday schedule of UPS services is given below along with the open and close status of these services for Thanksgiving.
|Service||Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24)|
|UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International||Closed|
|The UPS Store Locations||Closed|
|UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean)||Closed|
|UPS Express Critical®||Available|
This year, Black Friday is on November 25. UPS remains open and delivers on Black Friday. All pickup and delivery services will work on Black Friday as any other working day.
This year Cyber Monday falls on November 28. UPS pickup and delivery services are open on Cyber Monday, so you can expect your packages to be delivered on this day.
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
UPS doesn’t deliver packages on Christmas Day. However, UPS Express Critical® service will still be available for pickup and delivery on Christmas Day.
UPS delivers on Christmas Eve, December 24. You can expect your UPS® Air, International Air, UPS® Standard, and UPS Ground packages to be delivered on this day.
The 2022 holiday schedule of UPS locations is given below in the table, along with the open and close status of UPS services for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
|Service||Christmas Eve (Saturday, December 24)||Christmas Day (Sunday, December 25)||Christmas Day - Observed (Monday, December 26)|
|UPS® Domestic Ground, Air & International||Open||Closed||Closed|
|The UPS Store Locations||Open||Closed||Limited Locations|
|UPS® Forwarding (Air and Ocean)||Open||Closed||Closed|
|UPS Express Critical®||Available||Available||Available|
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UPS does not offer pickup and delivery services on some national and federal holidays like Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. Having the UPS holiday schedule by your side when planning your package deliveries will ensure that you select the right service speeds and ship just in time for your shipments to reach your customers by the big day.
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