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Christmas opening times for Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Aldi and Lidl including New Year’s Day

Dashing to the shops for some extra food or booze? We've got you covered

Sarah Young@sarah_j_young
Monday 24 December 2018 10:00
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Whether you’re on the hunt for last-minute Christmas Day essentials or looking to stock up on extra supplies to see you through to the new year, a trip to the supermarket is inevitable over the festive period.

But, with many shops planning to close their doors at various times in the coming weeks, knowing where to pick up some extra food or booze can be confusing.

So, to help make things a little easier for you, we’ve compiled a handy list of the major supermarket’s opening and closing times over the festive period.

Aldi

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In the run-up to Christmas Eve, Aldi is open as usual from 8am-10pm Monday to Friday, however many stores will be closing early.

Christmas Eve 24 Dec – 8am-6pm

Christmas Day 25 Dec – CLOSED

Boxing Day 26 Dec – CLOSED

Thursday 27 Dec – 8am-10pm

Friday 28 Dec – 8am-10pm

Saturday 29 Dec – 8am-10pm

Sunday 30 Dec – 10am-4pm

New Year’s Eve 31 Dec – 8am-6pm

New Year’s Day 1 Jan – CLOSED

Wednesday 2 Jan – 8am-10pm

Check local store opening times here

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Asda

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Many of Asda’s larger stores are set to stay open for 24 hours in the lead up to Christmas but it will be closing for the big day and operating a reduced schedule for Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve.

Christmas Eve 24 Dec – Midnight-6pm

Christmas Day 25 Dec – CLOSED

Boxing Day 26 Dec – 9am-6pm

Thursday 27 Dec – Opens at 6am

Friday 28 Dec – 24 hours

Saturday 29 Dec – Closes at 10pm

Sunday 30 Dec – 10am-4pm

New Year’s Eve 31 Dec – 8am-7pm

New Year’s Day 1 Jan – 10am-5pm

Wednesday 2 Jan – Opens at 8am

Check local store opening times here

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Co-op Food

The Co-op already sources 100 per cent of the energy for its stores from 'renewable sources' and plans to make improvements in its supply chain

This year, Co-op Food will be closed for Christmas Day but will resume normal opening hours in the period leading up to New Year’s Eve.

Christmas Eve 24 Dec – 7am-9pm

Christmas Day 25 Dec – CLOSED

Boxing Day 26 Dec – 8am-8pm

Thursday 27 Dec – 7am-10pm

Friday 28 Dec – 7am-10pm

Saturday 29 Dec – 7am-10pm

Sunday 30 Dec – 8am-10pm

New Year’s Eve 31 Dec – 7am-9pm

New Year’s Day 1 Jan – 8am-8pm

Wednesday 2 Jan – 7am-10pm

Check local store opening times here

Iceland

Iceland is offering the deal as a 'special Christmas thank you'

Iceland will be closing its doors on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day but most stores will be open as normal for Boxing Day between 9am-6pm.

Christmas Eve 24 Dec – 7am-7pm

Christmas Day 25 Dec – CLOSED

Boxing Day 26 Dec – 9am-6pm

Thursday 27 Dec – 8am-7pm

Friday 28 Dec – 8am-7pm

Saturday 29 Dec – 8am-7pm

Sunday 30 Dec – 1pm-6pm

New Year’s Eve 31 Dec – 7am-6pm

New Year’s Day 1 Jan – 9am-6pm

Wednesday 2 Jan – 8am-7pm

Check local store opening times here

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Marks & Spencer

The retailer is trying to fix problems within its clothing division

If you need to re-stock on food and drink, the good news is that Marks & Spencer’s is only shutting its doors for Christmas Day this year with a reduced service resuming on Boxing Day.

Christmas Eve 24 Dec – 7am-5pm

Christmas Day 25 Dec – CLOSED

Boxing Day 26 Dec – 9am-5pm

Thursday 27 Dec – 8am-8pm

Friday 28 Dec – 8am-8pm

Saturday 29 Dec – 8am-7pm

Sunday 30 Dec – 10pm-4pm

New Year’s Eve 31 Dec – 8am-6pm

New Year’s Day 1 Jan – CLOSED

Wednesday 2 Jan – 8am-8pm

Check local store opening times here

Morrisons

The supermarket has been praised for its inclusive initiative

This year, Morrisons is closing for Christmas Day but its stores, cafes and petrol stations will be open again Boxing day with reduced hours on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Christmas Eve 24 Dec – 5am-6pm

Christmas Day 25 Dec – CLOSED

Boxing Day 26 Dec – 9am-6pm

Thursday 27 Dec – 8am-8pm

Friday 28 Dec – 6am-12am

Saturday 29 Dec – 6am-12pm

Sunday 30 Dec – 10am-4pm

New Year’s Eve 31 Dec – 6am-4pm

New Year’s Day 1 Jan – 9am-6pm

Wednesday 2 Jan – 8am-8pm

Check local store opening times here

Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury's

Despite closing for Christmas Day, most Sainsbury’s stores will be open again on Boxing Day but with reduced opening hours.

Christmas Eve 24 Dec – 6am-6pm

Christmas Day 25 Dec – CLOSED

Boxing Day 26 Dec – 9am-4pm

Thursday 27 Dec – 6am-8pm

Friday 28 Dec – 6am-8am

Saturday 29 Dec – 6am-12pm

Sunday 30 Dec – 6am-8pm

New Year’s Eve 31 Dec – 6am-7pm

New Year’s Day 1 Jan – 9am-5pm

Wednesday 2 Jan – 6am-10pm

Check local store opening times here

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Tesco

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Many of Tesco’s larger stores will resume normal 24 hour opening times between Christmas and New Year. However, if you’re looking to visit a Metro store, we recommend checking local opening times as these may vary.

Christmas Eve 24 Dec – 12am-7pm

Christmas Day 25 Dec – CLOSED

Boxing Day 26 Dec – 9am-6pm

Thursday 27 Dec – 24 hours

Friday 28 Dec – 24 hours

Saturday 29 Dec – 24 hours

Sunday 30 Dec – 10am-4pm

New Year’s Eve 31 Dec – 12am-7pm

New Year’s Day 1 Jan – 9am-6pm

Wednesday 2 Jan – 24 hours

Check local store opening times here

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Waitrose

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If you’re looking to restock on more bubbly then you might have to head elsewhere as most Waitrose stores are closing their doors on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day this year.

Christmas Eve 24 Dec – 7:30am-6pm

Christmas Day 25 Dec – CLOSED

Boxing Day 26 Dec – CLOSED

Thursday 27 Dec – 8am-8pm

Friday 28 Dec – 8am-8pm

Saturday 29 Dec – 8am-8pm

Sunday 30 Dec – 10am-4pm

New Year’s Eve 31 Dec – 8am-6pm

New Year’s Day 1 Jan – CLOSED

Wednesday 2 Jan – 8am-8pm

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