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Supermarket opening hours for Christmas, Tesco,Aldi, Lidl, Supervalu, Dunnes and more

Irish Mirror logoIrish Mirror 23/12/2020 Colin Brennan

With Christmas Day approaching, the last-minute Irish to pick up a few more bits and bobs is likely to commence and if you're heading to the shops, it's worth noting the following opening hours,

As always, during the pandemic, plan your festive supermarket shop accordingly and abide by the required hygiene and COVID-related protocol.

Here are the opening hours of Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Supervalu, Dunnes and Marks and Spencer.


logo: Aldi Store sign © Simon Hadley Photography Aldi Store sign

From December 21 to 23, they'll be open from 8am until 11pm.

Christmas Eve will see Aldi open at 8am and close at 7pm, and it'll reopen on December 27 from 9am until 9pm.

On New Year’s Eve, the store opens from 9am-7pm and stores will be close don New Year’s Day.

Aldi is urging customers to check their local store's opening hours on the off-chance they don't tally with the official schedule.


a close up of a sign: Tesco (stock) © Getty Images Tesco (stock)

40 Tesco supermarkets will open 24 hours a day in the week leading up to Christmas.

Not every Tesco will open on the rolling all-day, all-night schedule, but participating stores will start the marathon on December 21. This timetable will run up until Christmas Eve, when Tesco will close at 7pm.

During Christmas week the company will also give priority access to stores all day to over-65s, family carers and the extremely medically vulnerable.

The company also said that its stores will be restocked daily or several times a day, with fresh produce.

Customers are also being asked to shop alone where possible, although Tesco says it recognises that this won't always be feasible.

The Tesco Ireland stores rolling out 24-hour shopping between 21 and 24 December are listed below.

table: 24-hour Tesco schedules © Tesco 24-hour Tesco schedules table: 24-hour Tesco schedules © Tesco 24-hour Tesco schedules


a man holding a sign: Lidl ,Wellpark , Galway Dawn opening © Andrew Downes Lidl ,Wellpark , Galway Dawn opening

Lidl has asked customers to the opening hours for their particular local Lidl store before they head out shopping.

The retailer is open earlier from December 17 - 24, when the stores open at 7am.

While Lidl says its opening hours may vary in some stores, for most the schedule is as follows: 7am until 10pm on December 17 until December 23; 7am until 6pm on Christmas Eve; 9am to 9pm on December 27 and 28; and 8am until 10pm on December 29 and 30.

Lidl will then close at 6pm on New Year's Eve, and remain closed on New Year's Day.

On January 2, the store opens from 8am until 10pm, while on January 3 it reverts to a 9am to 9pm schedule.

Dunnes Stores

The Dunnes website states that they're currently trading as normal despite the festive season.

However, the following stores are all open 24 hours from December 21-24.

graphical user interface: Dunnes opening hours of 24-hour stores © Dunnes Dunnes opening hours of 24-hour stores

Customers can also check online for a breakdown on the timetable of when their local store will open over the festive period.


Supervalu will extend its opening hours over the Christmas period, but the specifics of its schedule are being decided on a store-by-store basis.

Customers should check with their local Supervalu for the exact times.

A spokesperson for the supermarket told Dublin Live: "SuperValu will operate on extended opening hours in the run up to Christmas.

"As SuperValu stores are independently owned and operated customers should check with their local store for exact times."

Marks and Spencer

a group of people walking in front of a store © LightRocket via Getty Images

Marks and Spencer customers should also check the supermarket's website for a full breakdown of when their local store will open over the Christmas.

But the shop will be opening with extended hours over the festive period.


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