Christmas and New Year supermarket opening hours for Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Iceland

Christmas and New Year supermarket opening hours for Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Iceland

December 7, 2018 0 By Today news

A BIT of last minute Christmas shopping is inevitable, and you’ll undoubtedly be dashing to the shops last minute for some extra booze.

Here are all of the times you need to be aware of so you’re not left disappointed and sober on Christmas day or New Years.

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Getting your festive shopping done in enough time is cruical[/caption]

Tesco opening times:

Opening hours may vary from store to store so customers are advised to use Tesco’s store locator online to check their local shop’s opening times over the Christmas period.

Here’s the general picture though:

Saturday December 22

  • All stores open until midnight.

Sunday December 23

  • All stores open for usual trading hours.

 

 

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Make sure to check each individual store online[/caption]

Christmas Eve – Monday December 24

  • All Extras, Superstores & Metro stores open usual time and close at 7pm
  • Petrol stations will shut an hour after the main store closes
  • London petrol stations will close at 10pm
  • All Express stores close at 10pm

Christmas Day – Tuesday December 25

  • All stores closed.

Boxing Day – Wednesday December 26

  • England, Wales & Scotland Extras, Superstores and Metro stores 9am to 6pm
  • Northern Ireland Extras & Superstores and Metro stores open 10am to 6pm
  • All Express stores 8am to 10pm
  • All petrol stations open 8am to 7pm

Thursday December 27

  • All stores open at 6am and close at usual closing times.

New Year’s Eve – Monday December 31, 2018

  • All Extras, Superstores & Metro stores open usual time and close at 7pm
  • All Express stores close at 10pm
  • Petrol stations will shut an hour after the main store closes. London petrol stations will close at 10pm

New Year’s Day – Tuesday January 1, 2019

  • England, Wales & Northern Ireland Extras, Superstores and Metro stores open 9am – 6pm
  • Express stores open 8am to 10pm
  • Scotland Extras, Superstores open 11am to 6am
  • Scotland Metro and Express stores open 10am to 6pm
  • All petrol stations open 8am to 7pm

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Most supermarkets will have varying opening times for different stores[/caption]

Aldi opening times:

  • Sunday, December 23 – 10-4pm (Stores across England & Wales will be open 30 min before official opening time for browsing)
  • Christmas Eve (Dec 24) – 8am-6pm
  • Christmas Day (Dec 25) – CLOSED
  • Boxing Day (Dec 26) – CLOSED
  • Thursday Dec 27 – 8am-10pm
  • Friday Dec 28 – 8am-10pm
  • Saturday Dec 29 – 8am-10pm
  • Sunday Dec 30 – 10am-4pm
  • New Year’s Eve (Dec 31) – 8am-6pm
  • New Year’s Day (Jan 1) – CLOSED
  • Wednesday Jan 2 – 8am-10pm

Stores will then return to their normal opening hours.

 

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All stores are closed on Christmas day[/caption]

Sainsbury’s opening times:

Opening hours will vary from store to store in the run up to Christmas so customers are advised to use Sainsbury’s store locator online to check local shop’s opening times over the holiday period.

All Sainsbury’s stores will be closed on Christmas Day.

Boxing Day & New Year’s Day will vary, so it’s best to check online for individual opening hours.

Most stores will then return to their normal opening hours from January 2, 2019.

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Morrisons opening times:

England/Wales

  • Friday, December 21 – 6am – midnight
  • Saturday, December 22 – 6am – midnight
  • Sunday, December 23 – 10am – 4pm
  • Christmas Eve (Dec 24) – 5am – 6pm
  • Christmas Day (Dec 25) – closed
  • Boxing Day (Dec 26) – 9am – 6pm
  • Thursday Dec 27 – Normal opening hours
  • Friday Dec 28 – Normal opening hours
  • Saturday Dec 29 – Normal opening hours
  • Sunday Dec 30 – Normal opening hours
  • New Year’s Eve (Dec 31) – 6am – 6pm
  • New Year’s Day (Jan 1) – 9am – 6pm
  • Wednesday Jan 2 – Normal opening hours

Scotland

  • Friday, December 21 – 6am – midnight
  • Saturday, December 22 – 6am – midnight
  • Sunday, December 23 – 6am – 8pm
  • Christmas Eve (Dec 24) – 5am – 6pm
  • Christmas Day (Dec 25) – closed
  • Boxing Day (Dec 26) – 9am – 6pm
  • Thursday Dec 27 – Normal opening hours
  • Friday Dec 28 – Normal opening hours
  • Saturday Dec 29 – Normal opening hours
  • Sunday Dec 30 – Normal opening hours
  • New Year’s Eve (Dec 31) – 6am – 7pm
  • New Year’s Day (Jan 1) – 9am – 6pm
  • Wednesday Jan 2 – Normal opening hours

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Lidl opening hours:

While not yet confirmed, you might be able to get a rough idea based on Lidl’s opening hours from last year – though they may vary from store to store so customers are advised to check their local shop’s opening times over the Christmas period.

In 2017, the store opened fom 7am and closed at 11pm on 21, 22 and 23 December.

On Christmas Eve, the store was open less time from 10am until 4pm, so we expect to see something similar this time around  – don’t plan for an early morning shop!

However, although it opened late, it allowed customers in an hour early to browse but not purchase at the till.

In Scotland however, shoppers were granted access from 7am – 6pm so you could have your big shop done before 9am!

Lidl closed its doors on Christmas Day and Boxing Day last year – the team need a break too.

 

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You might not be able to head back for a short while after Christmas day[/caption]

So if you run out of anything, be prepared you may not be able to go back until 27 December.

From 27 – 30 December the store ran normal opening hours.

Lidl had its doors open on New Year’s Eve, but it ran its normal Sunday hours.

As this year falls on a Monday, it may vary.

In Scotland, the hours were 8am- 6pm.

On New Year’s Day, staff were allowed to stay at home as no shops opened.


Iceland opening hours:

  • Christmas Eve – Open
  • Christmas Day – All stores CLOSED
  • Boxing Day – Open
  • New Year’s Eve – Open
  • New Year’s Day – Open

Stores will then return to their normal opening hours from January 2, 2019.