DPD Christmas Delivery Schedule 2023

DPD Christmas deliveries and last posting dates for 2023

Christmas is almost here! If you’re thinking of shipping with DPD during the holidays, check their last posting dates and delivery schedule for Christmas 2023 in our guide below to make sure your gifts will arrive in time for the celebrations.


Does DPD deliver over Christmas?

Yes, like all courier companies, DPD works around the clock with prolonged opening hours on the days before Christmas to deliver as many parcels as possible.

Couriers usually extend estimated delivery times around Christmas because they handle more parcels than usual during this period. They often face additional delays because of heavy traffic or adverse weather conditions.

We recommend shipping gifts well in advance to avoid late deliveries and disappointment. Make sure you add 2 or 3 extra working days if you are shipping in December, especially right before Christmas.


DPD last posting dates for Christmas 2023 on popular routes

Please consider the last posting dates below when booking your Christmas deliveries with DPD. Bear in mind that the date stated is for the collection to take place, not for placing the order. The earlier you send your items, the better!

Shipping routeLast posting date
UK Domestic21 December
Ireland Domestic21 December
Germany Domestic21 December
France Domestic21 December
UK to Germany19 December
Ireland to Germany19 December
Ireland to Croatia14 December
UK to Ireland21 December
Netherlands to Germany20 December
Spain to UK16 December
Italy to Germany15 December
Germany to France19 December
Ireland to UK21 December

DPD schedule in the UK during Christmas and New Year 2023/2023

Check below DPD’s collection and delivery schedule in the UK during Christmas 2023 and New Year’s 2023. Days that are not mentioned are considered normal working days.

DayDelivery availableCollection available
Christmas Eve (24/12)
Christmas Day (25/12)XX
Boxing Day (26/12)XX
Christmas Day Substitute (27/12)XX
New Year’s Eve (31/12)
New Year’s Day (01/01)XX
New Year Bank Holiday (02/01)*XX
*Please note that there will be an additional bank holiday in Scotland on 3 January 2023. DPD will resume normal services in Scotland on 4 January 2023.
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DPD working hours during Christmas 2023

DPD normally prolongs their working hours before Christmas so that they collect and deliver as many items as possible.

For this reason, collections may happen earlier than 9 am, and deliveries may be performed later than 6 pm. However, this does not apply on Christmas Eve (24 December), when DPD and other courier companies usually finish working earlier to spend time with their families.


Are DPD delivering on Christmas Eve 2023?

DPD will perform as many deliveries as possible on Christmas Eve in countries where this day is not a public holiday. 24 December will fall on a Saturday in 2023, but DPD will still perform deliveries on Christmas Eve in areas where Saturday services are possible.

Bear in mind, though, that on Christmas Eve, couriers like DPD usually have shorter working hours, and if your parcel is not delivered by early afternoon, you may have to wait until after the holidays to receive your items.

Please also consider that DPD will not perform collections in many countries on Christmas Eve, but only deliveries.

Does DPD deliver any type of shipment on Christmas Eve?

DPD will only deliver regular parcels of up to 30 kg on Christmas Eve.

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Are DPD delivering on Christmas Day 2023?

DPD, like all the other courier companies, will not deliver parcels, envelopes or any other type of shipment on Christmas Day. 25 December is a public holiday in most countries worldwide. If you did not receive your online purchase or your DPD gift delivery by Christmas Eve, you would almost certainly have to wait until the New Year.

Additionally, since 25 December falls on a Sunday in 2023, a substitute holiday will be observed in the UK the following Tuesday. For this reason, DPD will not perform deliveries on Christmas Day or on 27 December in 2023.

Plan your deliveries on time this year by checking the courier schedules for Christmas!


Are DPD delivering on Boxing Day 2023?

Boxing Day (26 December) is celebrated in the UK and some Commonwealth countries and is an official public holiday. DPD will not perform collections or deliveries on Boxing Day in these locations. Similarly, DPD will not perform deliveries in Ireland on Boxing Day (known as St Stephen’s Day), which is also a holiday.

Most courier companies, such as DPD, will end their Christmas break and resume normal working hours on 28 December 2023.

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Are DHL delivering over New Year 2023/2023?

31 December is a business day in most countries, meaning that DPD will work reduced hours on New Year’s Eve, like on Christmas Eve. New Year’s Eve will fall on a Saturday in 2023, so deliveries on this day will depend on availability of the weekend service at your location.

DPD does not deliver on New Year’s Day as it is a public holiday in most countries worldwide. DPD will resume normal services on 3 January 2023 in the UK, except for Scotland. DPD collections and deliveries in Scotland will resume on 4 January.


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