Sainsbury’s Christmas opening times: When will Sainsbury’s be open over Christmas?

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Sainsbury’s has extended its opening hours throughout the Christmas period to help people stay as socially-distanced as possible throughout the pandemic. When will Sainbury’s be open over Christmas, and what time will it shut?

Sainsbury’s has stocked up with festive treats ahead of Christmas Day, as shoppers rush to make sure they’re fully prepped for the big day.

Many people have been left without food for a Christmas dinner this year, after plans for Christmas social bubbles were thrown out by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

That’s meant supermarkets are particularly busy at the moment, with people hoping to buy a festive turkey before the December 25th deadline.

But, Sainsbury’s has made sure that everyone gets plenty of time to do their shopping this year, after extending their opening hours.

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When will Sainsbury’s be open over Christmas?

Sainsbury’s has not released a full schedule for its opening hours this Christmas and festive season.

However, has put together a basic guide on what you can expect.

Sainsbury’s has introduced longer opening hours as part of new measures encouraging customers to shop early and shop safely ahead of the festive season this year.

  • December 21 – 6am to midnight
  • December 22 – 6am to midnight
  • December 23 – 6am to midnight
  • December 24 – Most Sainsbury’s stores will open 6am to 7pm on Christmas Eve
  • December 25 – Closed

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  • December 26 – Reduced hours, but some stores open 9am to 9pm
  • December 27 – 7am to 9pm
  • December 28 – 7am to 9pm
  • December 29 – 7am to 9pm
  • December 30 – 7am to 9pm
  • December 31 – 7am to 10pm
  • January 1 – 7am to 10pm
  • January 2 – 6am to midnight

Or check your local Sainsbury’s shop opening hours here.

Clodagh Moriarty, Retail and Digital Director at Sainsbury’s, said: “In a year like no other, we want to do everything we can to help our customers celebrate Christmas, making sure they have everything they need to make the festive season as special as possible.

“We also want to make sure customers and colleagues are kept safe, which is why we’re opening our stores for longer and encouraging people to shop early and asking them to shop alone, where possible, this Christmas.

“This will help customers get in and out of shops quickly and safely and make sure everyone has what they need in plenty of time for the big day.”

Elsewhere, Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis has revealed the cheapest place to buy Christmas dinner this year.

He explained that a bag of vegetables – carrots, sprouts, potatoes, parsnips or cabbage – is cheapest in Aldi.

“Christmas veg wars have started. In Aldi bags are 14p, Lidl is 15p, Tesco is from 19p.

“Expect the other supermarkets to play soon.”

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