UK Christmas parcel delivery schedule

If you need to arrange collections or deliveries over the Christmas period, please take a look at the chart below to ensure your parcels arrive on time.

Last day delivery cut off dates for UK parcels

Saturday delivery charges apply for delivery on Saturday 23rd December 2017 and Saturday 30th December 2017.

Date Is delivery available on this date? Is collection available on this date?  Collected parcels delivery date
Wed 20 Dec Yes Yes Thu 21 Dec
Thu 21 Dec Yes Yes Fri 22 Dec
Fri 22 Dec Yes Yes Wed 27 Dec
(Delivery Sat 23 Dec available)
Sat 23 Dec
(Christmas Eve)
(Saturday delivery service only)  
No N/A  
Mon 25 Dec
(Bank Holiday)
No No N/A  
Tue 26 Dec
(Bank Holiday)
No No N/A  
Wed 27 Dec Yes Yes Thu 28 Dec 
Thu 28 Dec Yes Yes Fri 29 Dec 
Fri 29 Dec Yes Yes Tue 2 Jan
(Delivery Sat 30 Dec available)
Sat 30 Dec Yes
(Saturday delivery service only)
No N/A
Mon 1 Jan No No N/A
Tue 2 Jan Yes
(not available in Scotland)
(not available in Scotland)
Wed 3 Jan


Please see our International Christmas delivery schedule here


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