The festive period is now in full swing, which means changes to many of our working schedule, including the fantastic supermarket workers.

This year more supermarket brands than ever have decided to give their staff Boxing Day off, with a handful not opening at all on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

Meanwhile other big brands have reduced working hours.

If you are planning to go shopping on Boxing Day then it might be useful to know which chains will be shut so you don't have a wasted journey.

Here are some of the supermarkets that will be open on Boxing Day.


Asda is one of several supermarkets to reduce their working hours on Boxing Day. Instead of its usual 7am to 10pm, Asda will be welcoming customers in between 9am and 6pm. 


Lidl has confirmed it will be opening on Boxing Day.

A spokesperson said: "On Boxing Day and over New Year, opening times will vary across the country. We would therefore encourage customers to check the opening times of their nearest store via our online locator."

It is likely the Slough and Maidenhead stores will be operating on bank holiday hours which are typically 8am to 8pm.


A Sainsbury's spokesperson said: "The vast majority of our supermarkets will be open between 9am and 6pm and our convenience stores will be open from 9am to 9pm on Boxing day. "


On Boxing Day, Tesco have announced that they will be open from 10am to 6pm. 

Here are some of the businesses that will be remaining shut on Boxing Day.


Waitrose Maidenhead and Windsor will be closed on Boxing Day.

A spokesperson from John Lewis Partnership said: "All our Waitrose shops will be closed on Boxing Day, with the exception of certain Shell sites, and this includes nearby branches to you in Egham, Gerrard's Cross and Windsor."


M&S have said: "Our stores, support centres and distribution centres will be closed on Boxing Day so colleagues can spend more time with loved ones."


Slough Observer:

Aldi has confirmed it will close all of its stores on Boxing Day in line with previous years, to once again thank its colleagues for all their hard work. 

Richard Thornton, Communications Director at Aldi UK, said: “We recognise that Christmas is an important time for many of our colleagues, and keeping our stores closed on Boxing Day gives them more time to spend with their families.