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Holiday Package Shipping Deadlines Loom for Christmas

Want those cards and packages to arrive in time for Christmas? Find out the drop-dead shipping dates from the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx and UPS.

If you want Santa Claus to arrive on time with holiday packages to U.S. destinations, the U.S. Postal Service has announced the dates those packages must be in the mail. So has FedEx and UPS.

Here's what you need to know to get your packages to their destinations on time, where the closest shipping centers are located in the Sewickley area.

Postal Service Shipping Deadlines

Shipping Service
Deadline Parcel Post
Dec. 14 International Locations
(Past Due) Dec. 10 First-Class Mail 
Dec. 20 Priority Mail 
Dec. 21 Express Mail 
Dec. 22

There is a US Postal Service at 521 Thorn St., Sewickley and a Post Office at 18 Quaker Village Shopping Center in Leetsdale.

FedEx Deadlines

The deadline for FedEx Ground delivery by Christmas is Dec. 17. FedEx overnight services sent by Dec. 22 will get you there on time. And FedEx Same Day service will be operating on Christmas Day. 

There is a FedEx Office print and ship center at 2638 Brandt School Road.

UPS Deadlines

The UPS schedule notes that packages can be sent by air, international and ground by Dec. 20. UPS Next Day Air packages picked up on that day will arrive Friday, Dec. 21. UPS 2nd Day Air packages picked up that day will arrive on Dec. 24. 

There is a UPS Store at 3000 Village Run Road in Wexford.

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