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Christmas Retail Trading

Permanent Christmas trading hours were introduced in 2014 to benefit local businesses and shoppers by providing long-term certainty. A copy of the gazettal of the change can be found here, with the actual opening hours this results in for the coming Christmas period below.

Sunday 13th December 2020 10am to 4 pm
Monday 14th December 2020 normal trading hours
Tuesday 15th December 2020 normal trading hours
Wednesday 16th December 2020 normal trading hours
Thursday 17th December 2020 normal trading hours
Friday 18th December 2020 8am to 9pm
Saturday 19th December 2020  normal trading hours
Sunday 20th December 2020 10am to 4pm
Monday 21st December 2020 8am to 9pm
Tuesday 22nd December 2020 8am to 9pm
Wednesday 23rd December 2020 8am to 9pm
Thursday 24th December 2020  normal trading hours
Friday 25th December 2020 CLOSED (Christmas Day)
Saturday 26th December 2020 CLOSED (Boxing Day)
Sunday 27th December 2020 normal trading hours 
Monday 28th December 2020 normal trading hours
Tuesday 29th December 2020 normal trading hours
Wednesday 30th December 2020 normal trading hours
Thursday 31st December 2020  normal trading hours
Friday 1st December 2021 CLOSED (New Year's Day)
Saturday 2nd December 2021  normal trading hours

It is important to note that these are the hours that retailers can be open however retailers are not required to open. Additionally, those businesses that hold a ‘Small Retail Shop Certificate’ can trade 24 hours a day, every day of the year.