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Christmas and New Year’s : Supermarket opening hours at the holidays

Christmas and New Year’s : Supermarket opening hours at the holidays

It is not too early to start thinking about when you will have time to do the holiday grocery shopping and whether or not the stores will be open. Here’s an overview of opening hours to guide you.

Christmas and New Year’s holidays are right around the corner so it’s not too early to plan your grocery shopping strategy. Both Christmas Eve, December 24 and New Year’s Eve, December 31, fall on a Monday this year. This means many people will be doing last minute shopping on the these days. So what are the opening hours on Christmas and New Year’s?

For all supermarkets in Bonn and the region, as well as throughout all of Germany: They may open on Christmas Eve (if this falls on a weekday) up to 2 pm at the latest - this is mandated by law. For New Year's Eve, on the other hand, unlike in some other states, there is no uniform regulation in NRW. If December 31 falls on a weekday, there are no restrictions on opening hours for the supermarkets.

Here are the opening hours of some of the major supermarket chains in Bonn on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve:

Edeka

Edeka operates two Mohr "Frischecenter" in Bonn on Lievelingsweg and Bornheimer Straße. Both will open on Christmas Eve from 7 am to 2 pm and on New Year's Eve from 8 am to 4 pm. The Edeka in Bonn-Dottendorf is open on Christmas Eve from 7 am to 2 pm and on New Year's Eve from 7 am to 4 pm.

Rewe and Penny

According to Andreas Krämer, press spokesman of the Rewe Group, the Bonn Rewe markets are generally open from 7 am to 2 pm on Christmas Eve and from 7 am to 6 pm on New Year's Eve. The Penny markets, which also belong to the Rewe Group, are open on Christmas Eve from 7 am to 1 pm or 2 pm on New Year's Eve. According to Krämer, however, there may be exceptions to this rule. On New Year's Eve the Penny markets usually open from 7 am to 4 pm. Krämer points out that customers should look at notices displayed at the respective supermarkets.

Aldi

Aldi Süd said its Bonn branches would be open from 7 am to 1:30 pm on Christmas Eve and from 7 am to 4 pm on New Year's Eve. The only exception is the branch in Bonn's Karstadt store, which is open both on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve from 9:30 am to 2 pm.

Lidl

According to press spokeswoman Melanie Pöter, all Lidl branches open on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve at 7 am or 8 am. On Christmas Eve, they are open until 2 pm, on New Year's Eve until 4 pm. In addition, customers are informed about the opening hours via posters at the different branches.

Kaufland

In accordance with the regulations, all Kaufland branches are open from 7 am to 2 pm on Christmas Eve. On New Year's Eve, the closing times vary slightly depending on the location, as a spokeswoman told GA on request. The branch in Bonn-Tannenbusch, Oppelner Straße, will be open on New Year's Eve from 7 am to 6 pm.

(Orig. text: ga.de, Translation: ck)