Want to be sure your holiday packages arrive on time. Here's what you need to know about Christmas shipping deadlines in New Jersey.

These are the shipping deadlines you'll want to pay attention to for the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, and UPS for ensuring your packages reach their destination in time for Christmas.


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  • Dec. 16: USPS Retail Ground
  • Dec. 20: First-Class Mail
  • Dec. 20: Priority Mail Service
  • Dec. 21: Priority Mail Express Service (based on 1-day shipping)


  • Nov. 29: First Class International (Africa, Central, South America)
  • Nov. 29: Priority Mail International (Africa, Central, South America)

Military Mail

  • Dec. 15: Priority Mail Express


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U.S. Domestic

  • Dec. 18: UPS Ground (based on normal pickup/delivery service)
  • Dec. 19: UPS 3-Day Select

U.S. to Canada and Mexico

  • Dec. 19: UPS Ground (excluding Alaska and Hawaii)


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U.S. Domestic

  • Dec. 22: FedEx Same Day
  • Dec. 15: FedEx Home Delivery (for five-day transit time)
  • Dec. 13: FedEx Ground Economy
  • Dec. 19: FedEx Express Saver & 3-Day Freight
  • Dec. 21: FedEx 1-Day Freight & Extra Hours (12/22 w/Sat. delivery selected)

U.S. to Canada

  • Dec. 20: FedEx 2-Day International Ground

U.S. to Mexico

  • Dec. 20: FedEx International Economy

*As always, it's best to check with the shipping company of your choice to make sure the posted schedules are running on time.

Happy holidays!

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