Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s & Aldi extend Christmas opening hours – with 24 hour shopping

Supermarkets have been open throughout the pandemic, ensuring customers can get hold of all the groceries they need. With Christmas just a few weeks away, Tesco, Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Asda have shared their opening hours for those who wish to visit a store in the lead up to the big day.


A statement on the Aldi website reads: “Good news everyone. In the run-up to Christmas Eve, we’ve extended our shopping hours from 7am-11pm Monday to Friday, just to make that whole Christmas shop a little easier for you.

“Of course, don’t forget you can check out all your local Aldi opening times online before you plan your visit.”

Opening hours:

December 19 – 07:00 – 23:00

December 20 – 10:00 – 16:00

December 21 – 07:00 – 23:00

December 22 – 07:00 – 23:00

December 23 – 07:00 – 23:00

Christmas Eve – 07:00 – 18:00

Christmas Day – Closed

Boxing Day – Closed

December 27 – 10:00 – 16:00

December 28 – 08:00 – 20:00

December 29 – 08:00 – 20:00

December 30 – 08:00 – 20:00

December 31 – 08:00 – 18:00

January 1 – Closed

January 2 – 08:00 – 22:00

The statement added: “Please note that these times shown above apply to most of our Aldi stores but this may vary across Wales and Scotland.”

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Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has also issued their seasonal opening hours.

In the lead up to Christmas, most stores will be open until midnight between December 21 and December 23.

On Christmas Eve, stores will be open between 6am and 7pm and on Christmas Day they will be closed.

The stores are open on Boxing Day and will open at 10am and close at 5pm.

Customers will pay £3 for delivery on orders less than £40, and £3 for click and collect orders under £25.

Asda is said to be running reduced hours over the New Year festivities so customers should check their local stores opening hours before travelling.

All retailers have now issued their Christmas delivery slots online.

With demand high this year, customers are urged to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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