All the supermarket opening times you need this Christmas!

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Sure we’re all run off our feet in the run-up to Christmas.

And we’ll all need those last-minute bits – whether it be bread and milk or Christmas crackers or ice cream!

Of course, the supermarkets have different timings for the festive period. So we’ve compiled all the opening times, so you don’t get caught out!

Dunnes Stores

Dunnes Stores’ shopping hours are individualised for each shop, so you’ll have to keep an eye out. However, most shops will extend their opening hours in the run up to Christmas.

Stores will be closed on Christmas Day, St Stephen’s Day and New Year’s Day.

The opening hour details for your local store can be found here.


Like Dunnes, Supervalu branches are run differently from store to store. And like Dunnes, their opening hours will be extended ahead of Christmas day.

On Christmas Eve, shops will open from 7am until 8pm. However, they will be closed on Christmas day and reopen on St Stephen’s Day at 10 am and will close at an earlier time of 6pm.

You can find out more here.


Tesco stores across the country will run extended Christmas hours.

On Christmas Eve, they will open early at 7am and also close early at 7pm. All Tesco stores will close for Christmas Day and some will keep their doors shut on St Stephen’s Day too!

You can check out your branch here.


Unlike other shops, Aldi will have uniform opening and closing times.

Check out the full list:

December 18 – December 23 – 8am to 11pm
Christmas Eve – 8am to 7pm
Christmas Day – CLOSED
St Stephen’s Day – CLOSED
December 27 – 30 – 9am to 9pm
New Year’s Eve – 9am to7pm
New Year’s Day – CLOSED


Lidl also operates under the same structure.

Check out the full list:

December 18 – 23 – 8am to 10pm
Christmas Eve – 8am to 6pm
Christmas Day – CLOSED
St Stephen’s Day – CLOSED
December 27-30- 8am to 10pm
New Year’s Eve – 8am, to 7pm
New Year’s Day – CLOSED
January 2- 8am to 10pm


Once again, Centra has different opening times per shop.

The shops open at 10:30am on Christmas Eve to 10pm and are closed on Christmas Day.

You can find out all the details here.

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