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Christmas 2021: When Aldi, Asda, Morrisons, Trafford Centre, and more are open in Manchester

Here's when all the big supermarkets will be open in Manchester over the Christmas and New Year period.

The Manc The Manc - 20th December 2021

We only have a few days left to get all the Christmas shopping sorted.

So to help you get your life in order, we’ve pulled together key opening times for supermarkets in Manchester over the holidays.

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Many are running extended opening hours in the run-up to the big day, followed by shorter hours and closures on some big holidays, and this is particularly apparent on Boxing Day, when many more supermarkets will shut to give their staff a break after a turbulent couple of years.

Bear in mind that all of these are subject to change and should be checked on each supermarket’s website.

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Here’s everything you need to know.

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Aldi

Credit: Aldi UK & Ireland
  • Monday 20 – Thursday 23 December: 7am – 10pm
  • Christmas Eve: 7am – 6pm
  • Christmas Day & Boxing Day: Closed
  • Monday 27 – Thursday 30 December: 8am – 10pm
  • New Year’s Eve: 8am – 6pm
  • New Year’s Day: Closed
  • Sunday 2 January: 9:30am – 4pm
  • Monday 3 January: 8am – 8pm

You can check your local store’s opening times on the Aldi website here.

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Tesco

Credit: Geograph

Tesco has plans to keep over 370 of its large stores open for 24 hours a day over the Christmas period in the run-up for Christmas Day.

Between 20 December and Christmas Eve, hundreds of stores will be open at all hours to help shoppers get their shopping done before the big day, but opening hours may vary by store – with customers advised to use the store locator to find specific opening times.

However, Tesco has said all its stores will close at 7pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, with the exception of Express stores, which will remain open until 10pm on both dates.

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All of the chain’s stores will close on Christmas Day and all Tesco Extra stores and superstores will keep to Sunday opening hours on Boxing Day – with most Express stores open from 9am to 7pm on 26 December.

On New Year’s Day, most stores will be open between 8am to 6pm, except for its Express stores, which will close at 10pm.

You can check opening times via the Tesco Store Locator here.

Sainsbury’s

Credit: Sainsbury’s
  • Christmas Eve: 6am – 7pm
  • Christmas Day & Boxing Closed
  • Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 December: 8am – 8pm
  • Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 December: 7am – 9pm
  • New Year’s Eve: 7am – 7pm
  • New Years Day: 9am – 7pm

You can check opening times via the Sainsbury’s Store Locator here.

M&S

All Marks & Spencer stores will open from 6am between 20 – 23 December, then on Christmas Eve, some stores will remain open until 8pm.

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All Marks & Spencer stores will close on Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

You can check your local store’s opening times on the M&S website here.

Asda

Credit: Geograph
  • Monday 20 December: 7am – 12am
  • Tuesday 21 – Thursday 23 December: 24 hours
  • Christmas Eve: 12am – 7pm
  • Christmas Day: Closed
  • Boxing Day: 10am – 4pm
  • Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 December: 8am – 8pm
  • Wednesday 29 December: 6am – 12am
  • Thursday 30 December: 24 hours
  • New Year’s Eve: 12am – 7pm
  • New Year’s Day: 10am – 5pm

You can check your local store’s opening times on the Asda website here.

Lidl

Credit: Lidl GB
  • Thursday 23 December 7am – 11pm
  • Christmas Eve: 7am – 6pm
  • Christmas Day & Boxing Day: Closed
  • Monday 27 – Thursday 30 December: 8am – 10pm
  • New Year’s Eve: 8am – 7pm
  • New Year’s Day: Closed
  • Sunday 2 January: 10am – 4pm
  • Monday 3 January: 8am – 10pm

You can check your local store’s opening on the Lidl website here.

The Trafford Centre

  • Monday 20 – Thursday 23 December: 9am – 11pm
  • Christmas Eve: 9am – 5pm
  • Christmas Day Closed
  • Boxing Day: 12pm – 6pm (Selfridges is open 10.30am – 5pm, Next, John Lewis and M&S are all closed)
  • Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 December: 9am – 8pm (Next is open 6am – 8pm)
  • Wednesday 29 & Thursday 30 December: 9am – 10pm
  • New Year’s Eve: 9am – 5pm
  • New Year’s Day: 12pm – 6pm
  • Sunday 2 January: 12pm – 6pm

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