Christmas Day opening hours: Most stores will be close on Christmas Day
Britons who were caught up in the frantic Christmas rush now have a chance to settle down for a delicious roast meal and a cup of good cheer.
And yet many household may find themselves running short on the essentials such as bubbly, tasty treats or maybe even a gift or two missing under the Christmas tree.
But before you rush out to your local store to pick up any missing items, it is essential that you find out if it is open at all.
Here are the opening times for Britain’s major supermarkets, retailers and convenience stores.
All Sainsbury’s branches will be closed today with the exception of a Sainsbury’s petrol station in Charlton Riverside, southeast London.
But shoppers were given the opportunity to squeeze in some last minute shopping on Christmas Eve, with most stores operating under Sunday hours.
Most stores will also stay open on Boxing Day, though customers should be aware of shorter opening times.
You can find your exact opening times by visiting Sainsbury’s store locator here.
Christmas opening times: Tesco supermarkets will be closed on Christmas Day
If you are planing to rush out to Tesco’s for your last minute shopping, then you will be disappointed to find out that all Tesco stores are closed today.
However, business should be back to normal after Boxing Day with most stores resuming normal opening hours.
New Year’s Eve, which falls on a Sunday, will see usual Sunday trading, though this could vary between branches.
Check out the Tesco store finder for more details on your local branch.
Christmas opening hours: Waitrose will be closed on Christmas Day
Many branches of the popular store will stay open until 10pm on Christmas Eve, before closing completely today for Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
In the run up to the holidays, stores were expected to operate under normal times from 10am to 4pm with some local variations.
Right after Boxing Day, on Tuesday December 27, shops will open from 7.30am to 9pm or 8am to 9pm in some locations.
Visit the Waitrose store locator to find out the opening times at your local store.
Britain’s favourite pharmacy is unfortunately closed on Christmas Day with limited opening hours on Christmas Eve as well.
Some stores are also expected to close down on Boxing Day, but this will vary between branches and locations.
Thereafter in the run up to New Year’s Eve, Boots stores will operate under reduced opening hours.
Click here to find out the opening hours for your local branch of Boots.
Christmas is the busiest business period of the year for the retail giant, but employees are lolooking forward to some respite on Christmas Day.
This is because all Debenhmas stores are closed on Christmas Day without exception.
If you’re planning a visit after Christmas, a spokesperson for Debenhams said: “The store times will depend on the shopping centre, please check the websites for opening times.”
You can find your local branch’s opening times by visiting the official Debenhams store locator.
All Next stores are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve this year.
However the Next Boxing Day Sale will kick off on Tuesday with stores expected to open around 5am or 6am.
After that, opening times will vary between stores and locations.
Next advises customers find their local opening times over Christmas using the official Next store locator.
The leading retail giant will lock up its stores on Christmas Day without exception.
But the good news is that shoppers can look forward to stores opening again on Boxing Day. Select stores will open from around 7am until late.
Individual opening hours will most likely vary between locations so you should check the House of Fraser store locator.
John Lewis opening hours: John Lewis will be closed on Christmas Day
Festive shoppers will unfortunately miss out any in-store shopping deals because John Lewis will remain closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Stores are also expected to have limited opening hours on New Year’s Eve.
But the good news is that select stores have extended their opening hours in the run up to the holidays, from 9am to 9pm.
Find you local opening times by clicking here.