Is Sainsbury’s open on New Year’s Day? Opening and closing times over the holiday

SAINSBURY’S shoppers will need to check when the stores are open ahead of the New Year festive period.

The hours that supermarkets open and close will be different from the times shoppers are familiar with.

Sainsbury's opening times may vary across the festive period


Sainsbury’s opening times may vary across the festive periodCredit: Getty – Contributor

Sainsbury’s introduced longer opening hours as part of new measures to encourage customers to shop early.

You can also use the locator tool to see exactly when your branch is open this festive period.

What are Sainsbury’s opening hours over New Year?

Most of Sainsbury’s stores will stay open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day but hours will be shorter.

For example, larger stores will open from from 7am to 7pm on New Year’s Eve, whereas some smaller shops will open as late as 10pm.

For New Year’s Day, bigger shops can expect to be open from 9am to 7pm, while convenience stores may stay open as late as 9pm.

To get the most accurate information for your local branch, be sure to check on the Sainsbury’s website.

What are Sainsbury’s opening hours for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?

Most Sainsbury’s stores opened from 6am on Christmas Eve so shoppers could get their last bits before the big day.

Stores closed at 7pm on Christmas Eve.

Sainsbury’s stores then remained closed on Christmas Day.

What are Sainsbury’s opening hours for Boxing Day until New Year?

Sainsbury’s was open again on Boxing Day with reduced hours – with some stores open from 9am to 9pm.

And then from December 27 until New Year’s Eve, most stores are open from 7am until 9pm.

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