Will My Sideshow Order Ship in Time for Christmas?

‘Tis the season for sending friends and loved ones your favorite collectibles (or gift cards!) from Sideshow! Everybody deserves a little holiday magic, but is there anything worse than worrying your perfect gift won’t arrive in time for your celebration?

With the right information, that doesn’t have to be the case! Sideshow makes buying and receiving gifts easier than ever with the Wish List feature (learn how to make one here!) as well as the clearest delivery guidelines this side of the North Pole. As you’re making your list, check out these amazing holiday discounts too! With thousands of ready-to-ship items on our site, you can find the perfect gift today even if you got a late start on your shopping.

The sections below will help you ensure that your gifts get to wherever they need to be, so all you have to do is enjoy the reactions of your loved ones — or yourself!


How Long Does Sideshow Take to Ship?

Domestic Shipping (USA):

Due to much heavier online orders and supply chain backups related to the pandemic, carriers have not been guaranteeing delivery dates. Although we do our best to get your items to you on time, please note there may be unexpected delays with the carrier that are out of our control. This may result in some orders being delivered later than anticipated. As always, it’s best to buy your gifts sooner rather than later.

All International Orders Shipping from the USA:

We ship via DHL, UPS, or FedEx International Economy Air service. If orders are placed by December 6, Sideshow will make every effort to have your product delivered by December 18. Due to heavy shipments and possible customs delays, we cannot guarantee its arrival before Christmas.

In order to make delivery by Christmas, international customers may request their orders to be shipped via Priority. Shipping by International Priority service could cost twice as much (or more) but orders requested to ship this way that are placed by December 9 should arrive in time for Christmas. Please specify “International Priority” when ordering.


Sideshow Delivery Dates

Method Order by Receive By
Ground 12/5/2021 12/17/2021
3 Day 12/8/2021 12/17/2021
2nd Day Air 12/9/2021 12/17/2021
Next Day Air 12/12/2021 12/17/2021

PLEASE NOTE: Some remote delivery areas may require additional time.

Method Order by Receive by
International Economy 12/5/2021 12/17/2021
International Priority 12/8/2021 12/17/2021

Military Shipping Delivery Dates

2021 Military Christmas Shipping Cut-off Dates:

To ensure delivery of packages by December 25 to military APO/FPO/DPO addresses overseas, we suggest that orders be placed by the recommended dates listed below. You can beat the last-minute rush by ordering as early as possible!

Military Mail via Priority Mail Addressed To:

APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 090-092 – Dec 05
APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIP 093 – Dec 05
APO/FPO/DPO AE ZIPs 094-098 – Dec 05
APO/FPO/DPO AA ZIP 340 – Dec 05
APO/FPO/DPO AP ZIPs 962-966 – Dec 05


Home for Christmas? No problem. With the information above, you are all set to make sure that your collectibles, gift cards, and special items arrive where they need to be just in time for some holiday magic.

Still looking for the perfect gift? Check out our blog’s Gift Guides for fans of Marvel, DC Comics, Star Wars, Disney, and many more categories like anime, video games, and fine art prints. The latest in-stock, ready-to-ship items are all just a click away! Plus, you can browse Sideshow’s curated selection of gift guides organized by fandom. This holiday season, don’t forget to Let Your Geek Sideshow!