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Full list of high street shops and supermarket’s opening hours over Christmas and New Year’s

THE majority of retailers have confirmed the days people will be able to shop in their stores this week.

Most shops and supermarkets will be closed for certain days in order to give staff some much-needed time off.

Retailers have revealed their opening hours this week

Almost all stores across the UK are shut on Christmas Day, but there are also a handful of retailers that won’t open on Boxing Day either.

Most of us will slowly return to usual working hours over the following week, and so will UK shops and supermarkets.

But then the New Year hits and shops will likely change their hours again.

This means customers will need to plan their shopping trips carefully from Boxing Day to New Year’s Day.

Opening hours can vary from branch to branch, so check your local store times before you make the trip.

Most big retailers will have their opening times listed on their websites.

We’ve rounded up a full list of store opening and closing times for this week.


Aldi stores are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day as they usually are during the Christmas period.

The discount supermarket’s opening hours vary depending on where you live.

The majority of stores will be open from 8am until 8pm between Christmas and New Year, and until 6pm on New Year’s Eve.

Shops will also be closed on New Year’s Day.

Stores will also be open until 8pm on Bank Holiday Monday, January 2, 2023.

Customers are urged to check their nearest store to double-check its opening hours.

Home Bargains

Home Bargains is shutting up shop on Christmas and Boxing Day to give staff time off over Christmas.

The retailer has also confirmed that it will close its doors on New Year’s Day (Sunday, January 1).

This is to enable all Home Bargains staff to enjoy the festivities with loved ones.

To find out the other opening times of your local store, visit the Home Bargains website and use its locator tool.


All Iceland stores will be closed on Christmas and the following day as staff enjoy the Christmas festivities.

Most locations will then be open from December 27 to December 30 from 8am to 8pm.

They’ll then be closing a little earlier at 6pm on New Year’s Eve.

On New Year’s Day, the majority of stores will be closed but some will be open from 10am to 5pm.

Check your local store’s opening hours for this period using the handy tool on the Iceland website.

John Lewis

John Lewis is closed on December 25 and 26 this year.

Then from December 27 and 31 most stores will be open between 9am and 8pm.

But it recommends that customers always check the website for the latest opening hours at their local store.


All Waitrose stores are closed both on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

But the posh supermarket said a few sites at petrol stations may still be open – make sure to check online.

Normal trading normal hours will resume between December 27 and New Year.

This will vary from shop to shop, so make sure you check the Waitrose website for the latest on your local branch. 


Morrisons supermarkets will be shut on December 25.

Shoppers will then be able to browse on Boxing Day from 9am to 6pm.

The usual opening hours for your nearest store will then resume until New Year’s Eve.

Then on December 31 shops will be open from 7am to 7pm.

On New Year’s Day, the supermarket will be open from 10am to 4pm, followed by 7am to 8pm on January 2.


Primark will be closed on Christmas Day to give staff a well deserved break.

Stores will be open daily from Boxing Day, including New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

As opening times vary by store, the chain advises shoppers to check local store times on the website before visiting to avoid disappointment.


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

The majority will then be open on Boxing Day between 10am and 5pm.

On December 27, most are open from 8am to 8pm, but opening hours will vary by store, so it is best to check the store locator on the website.

For the rest of the week on December 28, 29 and 30, most stores will trade their normal hours.

On New Year’s Eve, the majority of Sainsbury’s shops will be open from 7am to 7pm and convenience stores will be closing at 9pm.

The next day (January 1), most supermarkets will be open between 10am and 4pm.

Convenience stores will be trading between 9am and 9pm.

Opening hours can vary though, so Sainsbury’s advises customers to check the website for the latest details for their area.


For the third year in a row, Poundland will close all stores on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

The move is intended to give colleagues a well-deserved break.

Customers can check their local store opening times over the Christmas period on the Poundland website.


Co-op stores will all be closed on Christmas Day as usual.

They’ll be open between 8am and 8pm on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Stores will then close at 9pm on New Year’s Eve.

For all other dates, stores will be open as per usual.

There will be variations on store opening hours though, so it’s best to check your local.


All B&M stores are closed on Christmas Day and on New Year’s Day.

The majority of shops will be open from 8am to 6pm on Boxing Day.

Some shops will then be open between 8am and 9pm for the rest of the following week, but some will close earlier at 6pm.

On New Year’s Eve the majority of shops will be shutting at 6pm.

The opening hours of each shop differ by location so make sure to check online using the locator tool on its website.


Argos shops will be closed on the big day and reopen on Boxing Day.

Standalone Argos stores will open between 9am and 5.30pm.

Argos stores within Sainsbury’s will match the opening hours of the supermarkets they are located in.

Opening hours can vary though, so Argos advises customers to check the store locator for the latest details in their area.


The following opening times apply to most Asda stores over the Christmas and New Year period.

Stores will be shut on Christmas Day, and on Boxing Day, they’ll be open from 9am to 6pm.

Then on Tuesday, December 27 from 8am to 8pm.

From Wednesday 28 to Thursday 29, normal opening hours will resume.

On New Year’s Eve, you’ll be able to browse from 6am to 7pm.

Usual opening hours will take place on New Year’s Day.

Times may vary at some stores, you can check individual store opening times by using the Asda store locator.


Outlined below are Lidl’s broad opening hours for the festive season.

But, these times may vary by location, so the supermarket is encouraging customers to look at its store finder to double-check.

Stores will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and on New Year’s Day.

From December 27 to 30, most Lidl shops will be open from 8am to 10pm.

On New Year’s Eve they’ll close a bit earlier at 7pm.

Then on January 2 shops will be open at 8am until 8pm.


Over Christmas, Next stores will be trading extended trading times similar to those they have traded in December. 

All trading times for each shop are available on its website so make sure you check your local for details. 


Tesco will be closed on Christmas Day as staff relax for the festive celebrations.

On Boxing Day, Tesco Extras and superstores are open 9am to 6pm.

Most Express shops will close at 7pm and some larger ones will close at 6pm.

The following day (Tuesday December 27), Extras and superstores will open at 8am and close at 8pm.

The majority of Express stores are open for normal trading hours, with 24-hour stores opening at 6am.

Selected larger Express stores will open shorter hours, from 8am to 6pm.

On New Year’s Eve, Tesco Extras and superstores close at 6pm, with some variations in the London area.

Most Express stores close at 10pm, with some bigger Express stores closing at 6pm.

On New Year’s Day big stores will be open for their usual Sunday trading hours of 10am to 6pm and Express stores 8am to 8pm.

While, the majority of Express stores will be open from 8am to 10pm, some larger Express stores may have shorter trading hours.

Tesco opening hours over the festive period vary from store to store and by location, so it is advising customers to find their local store opening times on its website.

This is also the best place to check for petrol filling station opening times, as these can vary from the main store opening hours.


On Boxing Day Wilko stores will be open from 10am to 4pm but are closed on December 25.

Then on December 27 the shops will be opening at 9am and closing at 5pm.

On December 28, 29, 30, Wilko will resume its usual opening hours, you can check your local on the website.

On New Year’s Eve, shops will shut their doors at 5pm.

All stores will be closed on New Year’s Day, then will open on January 2 from 9am to 5pm.

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