Supermarket opening hours Christmas 2019: When do Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Sainsburys and more reopen?

With some stores open and participating in the Boxing Day sales and others remaining closed following Christmas, knowing what shops will be open today (Thu 26 Dec) can be tricky.

These are the opening times for the major supermarket chains (Photo: Shutterstock)
These are the opening times for the major supermarket chains (Photo: Shutterstock)

These are all the major supermarket chains and their Boxing Day opening hours.

Tesco

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Tesco will open its doors on Boxing Day for shoppers - superstores will be opening from 9am to 6pm and smaller express stores will be open longer from 8am to 10pm.

On 27 December, stores will go back to their usual operating hours.

Times can vary, so you can check your local stores opening hours on the Tesco store locator.

Aldi

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As well as being closed on Christmas Day, Aldi will remain closed on Boxing Day as well.

From 27 December, Aldi will resume its normal operating hours.

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The Aldi website that outlines these opening times says, “Please note that the times shown above apply to most of our Aldi UK store but this may vary.”

You can check the opening hours of your local store using the Aldi store finder website.

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Lidl

The seasonal hours for Lidl differs slightly between England, Wales and Scotland.

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For England and Wales, the hours are:

Closed on Boxing Day except from inside M25 which is open 10am to 7pm.

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For Scotland:

Stores are open from 10am to 6pm or 11am to 5pm - the hours will vary.

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From there, stores will operate during their usual hours.

You can check your local stores opening times on the Lidl store locator website.

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Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s will open its doors Boxing Day from 9am to 6pm today and after Boxing Day will resume its regular operating hours.

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The opening times will vary, so you can check your local Sainsbury's store by using their store locator website.

Asda

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On Boxing Day, Asda will operate between the hours of 9am and 6pm.

After Boxing Day, it will resume its regular operating hours. These times can vary so be sure to check your local store using the Asda store locator website.

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Morrisons

Following its closure on Christmas Day, Morrisons will reopen its doors for Boxing Day between the hours of 9am to 6pm.

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Morrisons will then resume its usual operating hours. These times can vary so be sure to check your local branch using the Morrisons store locator website.

Iceland

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Iceland will be open during Boxing Day, but opening times will vary from store to store. Check your local branch using the Iceland store finder website.

Waitrose

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Waitrose website explains that the majority of branches will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, with the exception of the Welcome Break motorway service stations and Shell forecourts.

You can check your local branch using the Waitrose branch finder.