Lidl Christmas 2018 hours – what time is the supermarket open over the Christmas holiday and New Year?

Plan your Christmas shopping around these times to make sure you're stocked up with all the festive treats you need for the big day.

What are Lidl’s opening hours in the run up to Christmas Day?

Lidl stores will be open in the run up to Christmas, albeit with slightly reduced opening hours.

Stores will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day so make sure to get your shopping done early! Opening hours for the Christmas period are listed below.

  • Friday 21st December – 8am – 10am
  • Saturday 22nd December 7am – 10pm
  • Sunday 23rd December – 10am – 4pm ( Open 30 minutes earlier for browsing)
  • Christmas Eve – 8am – 6pm
  • Christmas Day – CLOSED 
  • Boxing Day – CLOSED

What are Lidl’s opening hours in the run up to New Year?

Lidl stores are operating as normal after Christmas, apart from closure on News Year's Day, so ensure you purchase food for your celebrations in advance.


Thursday 27th December – 8am – 8pm

Friday 28th December – 8am – 8pm

Saturday 29th – 8am – 10pm

Sunday 30th December – 10am – 4pm

New Year's Eve – 8am – 6pm

New Years Day – CLOSED

Festive facts for Christmas and New Year 2018/19

  • It's commonly believed that eating mince pies is illegal on Christmas Day. It really was in the 1600s thanks to Oliver Cromwell, but King Charles II rewound this crazy law.
  • Boxing Day has several origin stories which range from Victorian Church boxes and gift boxes for servants to take home, however, none are definitive – the Sun investigated why December 26 is called Boxing Day.
  • Mistletoe's mystical properties stem back to the Celts and Norse people who believed there was something mystical about the plant as the sprigs stayed green in winter even when the tree has lost its leaves. The concept of kissing under mistletoe, however, comes from an ancient Norse tale.
  • Hogmanay is the Scottish word for the last day of the year and has become synonymous with New Year’s celebrations. It is usually celebrated from New Year's Eve all the way into January 2.

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