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

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It’s the time of year where nipping to the supermarket to buy extra milk is inevitable, but when do the supermarkets open over Christmas and New Year’s? We’ve taken a look at the opening hours of the nation’s favourite supermarkets:

When will Asda open over Christmas and New Year’s?

All Asda stores will be closed on Christmas Day, but most stores will open again on Boxing day on reduced hours.

On New Year’s Eve, most stores will open from 10am until 7 or 8pm. There will also be a reduced service of 10am-5pm in most stores on New Year’s Day, although Asda have recommended you check the specific opening times before heading out. 

When will Tesco open over Christmas and New Year’s?

Tesco will be keeping most of their supermarkets open during the festive period, except for Christmas Day itself.

On Christmas Eve, all supermarkets will be open but running on Sunday hours, which usually means 6am to 10pm for Tesco Express stores and 12pm to 6pm for Metro and Superstores.

Most Tesco stores will also open on New Year’s Day, running on Sunday hours, but they have advised to check your local store for their specific opening times here. 

When will Sainsbury’s open over Christmas and New Year’s?

Sainsbury’s has confirmed that aside from eight convenience stores in Central London, all of its stores will open on Christmas Eve, trading their usual Sunday hours.

On Christmas Day, all Sainsbury’s stores will be closed, with the exception of one petrol station in South East London, Charlton Riverside.

On Boxing Day and New Year’s Day the majority of stores will be open, but it’s best to check the store locator of your nearest Sainsbury’s before setting off. 

When will Morrisons open over Christmas and New Year’s?

All Morrisons stores will close on Christmas day, but will reopen on Boxing day from 9am to 5pm.

On New Year’s Eve, stores will open from 10am to 4pm, or 11am to 5pm depending on the store’s usual Sunday trading hours.

The Morrison’s stores will open on New Year’s Day between 9am and 5pm.

Like all of the others on this list, it’s best to check the opening times of your local Morrison’s store beforehand. 

When will Waitrose open over Christmas and New Year’s?

Unlike some of the other stores on this list, the Waitrose Christmas and New Year’s opening hours will vary from shop to shop, so it’s a good idea to check your local stores opening times online beforehand.

In general, on Christmas Eve, the majority of Waitrose stores will be open from 10am to 4pm, with a few opening from 7am to 10pm.

On Christmas Day AND Boxing Day, all Waitrose and John Lewis stores will be closed.

On Wednesday 27th December, most stores will open from 7.30am or 8.00am to 9pm, with convenience stores opening as usual.

On New Year’s Eve, the majority of Waitrose stores will open from 10am to 4pm, with some opening from 7am to 10pm.

On New Year’s Day, a number of stores will be open trading from 7am to 10pm or 11am to 7pm, so check beforehand.

When will Aldi open over Christmas and New Year’s?

On Christmas Eve, Aldi stores will be open from 10am to 4pm. On Christmas Day and Boxing Day all Aldi stores will be closed.

On New Year’s Eve, all Aldi stores will be open from 10am to 4pm, and they will be shut completely again on New Year’s Day.

To double check your local store times, visit your local store finder. 

When will Lidl open over Christmas and New Year’s?

Most Lidl stores will open from 10am to 4pm on Christmas Eve, opening an hour early for browsing.

On Christmas Day and Boxing Day all Lidl stores will be closed, reopening again as normal on Wednesday 27th December.

On New Year’s Eve, Lidl stores will open from 10am to 4pm. On New Year’s Day, all Lidl stores will be closed, opening as normal on Tuesday 2nd January.

To double check the opening times of your local store, use the store finder. 

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