Hermes (Evri) Christmas Delivery Schedule 2024

Hermes Christmas delivery schedule in 2024

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Christmas is almost here, so it’s time to organise your gift deliveries to loved ones who live far away! Check the Hermes Christmas delivery schedule and send your parcels before the last posting date. To make things easier, we’ve gathered the information below about the Hermes working days and opening hours during Christmas 2024.


Does Hermes work over Christmas?

Yes, like all its courier competitors, Hermes (known in the UK as Evri) works around the clock over the Christmas period to deliver as many parcels as possible. Bear in mind that this is the busiest time of year for couriers because of the huge increase in shipping volume. We recommend sending your gifts in advance so that there is more chance of them being delivered in time for Christmas.


Hermes last posting dates for Christmas 2024

Before deciding to ship with Hermes (Evri), you should check their last posting dates for Christmas. Couriers normally extend their estimated delivery times during the holiday season because they handle a higher number of shipments than usual and may face additional delays due to adverse weather conditions.

Hermes estimates the following delivery times around Christmas:

  • 3-5 working days for parcels after courier collection
  • 2-4 working days for parcels dropped off at a Parcelshop or Locker

If you want your parcel to be delivered by Hermes or any other courier before Christmas, we recommend not leaving it to the last minute but rather shipping ahead to make sure your recipient won’t be disappointed.

Evri last posting dates for Christmas 2024 – within the UK

See below a summary of the last posting dates before Christmas for Evri. Please consider that the date stated is for the collection to happen, not for placing the order. Remember that the earlier you send your goods, the better.

ServiceLast posting date
Courier collectionTuesday 19 December
Standard Parcelshop or Locker drop-offWednesday 20 December by 11.00
Next Day Parcelshop or Locker drop-offThursday 21 December by 11.00

Hermes (Evri) last posting dates for Christmas – internationally

The last Christmas posting date with Hermes may vary depending on the delivery country and selected service. In the table below, you will find a summary of the Hermes last posting dates for Christmas applicable to major destinations in Europe.

Shipping routeLast posting date
UK – AustriaThursday 7 December
UK – BelgiumSaturday 9 December
UK – DenmarkSaturday 9 December
UK – FinlandSaturday 9 December
UK – FranceTuesday 12 December
UK – GermanyTuesday 12 December
UK – IrelandSaturday 16 December
UK – ItalyThursday 7 December
UK – LuxembourgTuesday 12 December
UK – NetherlandsFriday 1 December
UK – PortugalFriday 8 December
UK – SpainSaturday 9 December
UK – SwedenThursday 7 December
For global destinations, the last Christmas posting date with Hermes is between Wednesday 22 November and Thursday 7 December, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Cyprus, the Far East, Greece, Malta, the Middle East, New Zealand, Turkey and the USA.

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What time does Hermes stop delivering at Christmas?

In the lead-up to Christmas, Hermes (Evri) has prolonged opening hours to perform as many deliveries as possible. Collections may happen earlier than 9 am and deliveries may be performed later than 6 pm, depending on the location.

Bear in mind that on Christmas Eve, Hermes working hours are usually reduced so that their staff can also spend time with their families.


Are Hermes (Evri) delivering on Christmas Eve 2024?

Many people wonder if Evri delivers on Christmas Eve, and the answer is yes! 24 December is not considered a public holiday in the UK. For this reason, even though it falls on a Sunday in 2024, Evri will schedule deliveries for Christmas Eve for locations and services where Sunday delivery is possible.

If Evri is not able to deliver your parcel on Christmas Eve because no one was home, you will have to wait until after the holidays. So, if you are expecting a delivery, make sure someone is present at the address to receive the parcel.


Are Hermes delivering on Christmas Day 2024?

Christmas Day, 25 December, is a public holiday in the UK, Ireland, and most worldwide countries. Hermes will not perform deliveries or collections on Christmas Day 2024.

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


Are Hermes delivering on Boxing Day 2024?

Boxing Day is celebrated in the UK and some Commonwealth countries on 26 December and is an official public holiday. Evri will not perform collections or deliveries on Boxing Day. Postal and courier services, including Evri (Hermes) will end their Christmas break and resume normal working hours on 27 December.

Don’t wait till the last minute, find out more about Boxing Day shipping to make sure your gift deliveries arrive on time!


Are Hermes delivering over New Year 2024/2025?

In general, 31 December is a working day in most countries, and couriers such as Hermes work reduced hours on New Year’s Eve, like on Christmas Eve. New Year’s Eve will fall on a Wednesday in 2024, so deliveries on this day will depend on availability at your destination.

Hermes (Evri) does not deliver on New Year’s Day as it is a public holiday in the majority of locations around the world. Evri will resume normal services on 2 January 2024 in the UK, except for Scotland, where services will resume on 3 January.


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