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Thousands of shops to close for three days this Christmas – see the full list

SHOPPERS will want to make a note of these dates as thousands of retailers prepare to close for three days this Christmas.

Most shops and supermarkets will be closed for certain days in order to give staff time to celebrate over Christmas.

Thousands of shops are set to close for three days this Christmas

Almost all stores across the UK are shut on Christmas Day, but many will also remain closed on Boxing Day.

When the New Year hits and shops will likely change their hours again, and some will even shut for the day.

This means customers face up to three days of closures over the festive period.

Shoppers 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 stores closing for three days this Christmas.


Aldi stores are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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

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

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

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 Day and Boxing Day.

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

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

John Lewis

John Lewis is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day this year.

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

In previous years, John Lewis has also closed its doors on New Year’s Day.

The Sun has contacted the retailer to find out if it is doing the same this year.

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


All Waitrose stores are closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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


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

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


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

But the discount supermarket is encouraging customers to look at its store finder to double-check.

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

Meanwhile, we reveal the cheapest shops as supermarkets launch a price war over Christmas essentials.

And if you’re still looking for some last minute gifts, The Sun lists where you can get chocolate stocking fillers for just 75p.

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