Supermarket opening hours: Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018

supermarket opening times christmas 2017

by Anna Sky Hulton |
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Here's all the opening and closing times for Supermarkets in the UK this Christmas

Christmas Day is almost upon us, so to make sure you don't miss buying that last minute bottle of wine or mince pies, we've gathered together the opening and closing hours of some of the main supermarkets.

Aldi's Christmas opening and closing hours

Aldi Christmas
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In the run-up to Christmas Eve, they are open as usual from 8am-10pm Monday to Saturday.

Christmas Eve - 10am-4pm

Christmas Day - CLOSED

Boxing Day - CLOSED

27th - 30th December - 8am-10pm

New Year’s Eve - 10am-4pm

New Year’s Day - CLOSED

2nd Jan - 8am-10pm

30 minutes’ browsing time prior to opening will be applied across stores in England and Wales.

You can see the full schedule for Aldi’s opening hours here >>

ASDA's Christmas opening and closing hours

Asda Christmas
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Opening times differ according to location, however as a rule the following opening hours will apply.

Christmas Eve - Normal Sunday trading hours

Christmas Day - CLOSED

Boxing Day - Majority will be open from 9am-6pm

New Year’s Eve - Normal Sunday trading hours

New Year’s Day - 10am-6pm

You can see the full schedule for ASDA's opening hours here >>

Lidl's Christmas opening and closing hours

Lidl Christmas
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Up til 20th December - Open as usual

21st December – 7am-11pm

22nd December – 7am-11pm

23rd December – 7am-11pm

Christmas Eve – 10am - 4pm

Christmas Day - Closed

Boxing Day - All closed in England (Scotland are open)

27th - 31st December - Open as usual

New Year's Day – Closed

2nd January onwards - Normal opening hours

You can see the full schedule for Lidl's opening hours here >>

Morrisons' Christmas opening and closing hours

Morrisons Christmas
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Up til 20th December - Open as usual

21st December - 6am-12am

22nd December - 6am-12am

23rd December - 6am-12am

24th December - 10am-4pm

Christmas Day - Closed

Boxing Day - 9am-5pm

27th - 30th December - Normal opening hours

31st December - 1-am-4pm

1st January - 9am-5pm

2nd January onwards - Normal opening hours

You can see the full schedule for Morrisons' opening hours here >>

Sainsbury's Christmas opening and closing hours

Sainsbury's Christmas
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Christmas Eve – Normal Sunday trading hours. All of their supermarkets and convenience stores are open, with the exception of eight convenience stores in Central London.

Christmas Day – CLOSED with the exception of one petrol station: Charlton Riverside.

Boxing Day – The majority of their stores are open.

You can see the full schedule for Sainsbury's opening hours here >>

Tesco's Christmas opening and closing hours

Tesco Christmas
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Tesco will remain open throughout the Christmas period, only closing on Christmas Day. Tesco Express stores will be generally be open until 10pm, and larger Tesco stores will be open similar to their usual Sunday trading hours.

Christmas Day - CLOSED

You can see the full schedule for Tesco's opening hours here >>

While we have made every effort to make sure this information is correct please double check with the supermarket before making a special trip.

Check out: These celebrities are getting in the festive spirit


Celebrities getting in the festive spirit

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Ferne McCann and baby Sunday

Ferne and baby Sunday look too cute all snuggled up in the snow.

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Megan McKenna

Megan and a v sparkly Christmas tree.

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Gemma Collins

Gemma's been sharing a whole load of photos as fans make her their Christmas angel.

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Ed Sheeran

Either Ed is actually really, really tiny, or that's a very large Christmas tree.

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Mariah Carey

It's not a festive gallery without at least one snap from the Queen of Christmas, herself. And her tree does not disappoint this year.

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Mario Falcone

Mario's been out shopping for Christmas decorations.

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Kylie Jenner

Kylie's opted for a very pink Christmas tree this year. Is she trying to tell us something...?

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Charlotte Crosby

It's not Christmas until you've downed about 425352 mulled wines and a giant Bratwurst at Winter Wonderland, is it, Char?

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Britney Spears

We're pretty sure Britney's won the giant Christmas tree competition this year.

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Gary Beadle

Gaz, not so much...

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Paris Hilton

Paris Hilton shared a super cute festive throwback with her sister Nicky.

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Giovanna Fletcher

Looks like Giovanna had a fab time making new friends in the snow.

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Tom Fletcher

Meanwhile, Tom's been decorating the house with some personalised stockings for all the family.

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Another year, another perfectly symmetrical and towering Christmas tree from Zoella.

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Zoella's dog Nala


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Tanya Burr

Tanya's tree is the Christmas Instagram aesthetic we can only dream of.

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Rochelle Humes

The snowman's looking at Rochelle like she just told a really bad Christmas cracker joke. Awks.

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Amber Davies

Amber's looking sassy AF in the snow following her split from Kem Cetinay.

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Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole's been flirting up a storm with Father Christmas.

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Cara de la Hoyde and Nathan Massey

Cara and Nathan welcome their first child just before Christmas.

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Louise Thompson and Ryan Libbey

Louise Thompson and Ryan Libbey pose for a festive selfie.

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Binky Felstead

Binky, JP and baby India will be celebrating their first Christmas together as a family.

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Samantha Faiers

Sam Faiers took her newborn to meet Santa for the first time.

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Katie Price

Katie's tree is brimming with glam AF baubles.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Kendall Jenner

Kourtney and Kendall enjoyed a festive ice-skating trip. The lack of coats, hats, scarves suggest LA is much nicer place to take to the ice than Arctic England, tbh.

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Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley's getting us very excited for the Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special.

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Kimberley Walsh

And her gold-themed tree is goals, too!

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Emma and Matt Willis

Emma and Matt paid a visit to a certain Mr. Claus.

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Gabby Allen and Marcel Somerville

Gabby and Marcel look adorbs in their matching Christmas jumpers.

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Stacey Solomon

Stacey's been in the Christmas spirit for a while now, having put up her Christmas tree in November.

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Holly Willoughby

Holly shared the adorable Christmas decoration her son Chester made.

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Olivia Buckland

Olivia and Reggie have been loving the snow. We're BIG fans of Olivia's sassy Christmas jumper, too.

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Danielle Armstrong

Danielle's giving us some major Christmas outfit goals.

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Coleen Rooney

Coleen shared a snap from her visit to Lapland UK with the kids.

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Chloe Ferry

We think Chloe makes a lovely Mrs. Claus

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Georgia Kousoulou

Can we just all appreciate how bloody cute Georgia Kousoulou and Tommy Mallett's little pooch is dressed up as snowman. We can't deal!!!

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