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Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda and Morrisons Christmas opening times in Kent

While some people plan well in advanced for the festive period, many will leave it to the last minute to buy food and drink for the big day, or eat so much that a restock is needed between Christmas Day and New Year.

To keep panic down to a minimum, here are the opening times for four of the biggest supermarket chains in Kent.

If you leave the Christmas food shop until the last minute, this guide will help
If you leave the Christmas food shop until the last minute, this guide will help

Sainsbury's

Ashford Bybrook superstore; Canterbury superstore;Deal superstore; Faversham superstore; Folkestone West Park Farm superstore; Gravesend Pepper Hillsuperstore; Hempstead Valley superstore; Herne Bay superstore; Hythe superstore; New Romney superstore; Sittingbourne superstore; Sevenoaks superstore; Thanet West Wood Cross superstore; Tonbridge superstore; Tunbridge Wells superstore; Whitstable superstore:

December 23: 6am - 10pm

Christmas Eve: 6am - 7pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 6pm

December 27: 7am - 9pm

December 28: 7am - 9pm

New Year's Eve: 7am - 7pm

New Year's Day: 9am to 7pm

Birchington Station Road local; Canterbury High Street local; Canterbury Old Dover Road local; Canterbury St Dunstans Street local; Gillingham local; Headcorn local; Maidstone Loose Road local; Maidstone Tonbridge Road local; Sevenoaks St Johns Hill local; Tonbridge Shipbourne Road local; Tunbridge Wells Mount Pleasant local; Tunbridge Wells St Johns Road local; Whitstable High Street local:

Christmas Eve: 7am - 9pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 9pm

New Year's Eve: 7am - 9pm

New Year's Day: 9am - 9pm

Borough Green Wrotham Road local:

Christmas Eve: 7am - 9pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 9pm

New Year's Eve: 6am - 9pm

New Year's Day: 9am - 9pm

Chatham superstore, the Pentagon:

December 23: 8am - 7pm

Christmas Eve: 8am - 6pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: Closed

December 27: 8am - 6pm

December 28: 8am - 6pm

New Year's Eve: 8am - 6pm

New Year's Day: Closed

Sainsbury's Christmas opening hours differ depending on the store
Sainsbury's Christmas opening hours differ depending on the store

Dartford Crayford superstore:

December 23: 6am - 11pm

Christmas Eve: 6am - 7pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 6pm

December 27: 7am - 9pm

December 28: 7am - 9pm

New Year's Eve: 7am - 7pm

New Year's Day: 9am - 7pm

Dartford superstore; Folkestone superstore:

December 23: 6am - 10pm

Christmas Eve: 6am - 7pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: Closed

December 27: 7am - 9pm

December 28: 7am - 9pm

New Year's Eve: 7am - 7pm

New Year's Day: Closed

Larkfield superstore, Mills Road:

December 23: 6am - 10pm

Christmas Eve: 6am - 9pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 6pm

December 27: 7am - 9pm

December 28: 7am - 9pm

New Year's Eve: 7am - 7pm

New Year's Day: 9am - 7pm

Maidstone superstore, Romney Place:

December 23: 6am - 10pm

Christmas Eve: 6am - 7pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 6pm

December 27: 7am - 9pm

December 28: 7am - 9pm

New Year's Eve: 7am - 7pm

New Year's Day: 9am - 7pm

Asda

Ashford superstore; Canterbury superstore; Greenhithe superstore; Sittingbourne superstore; Swanley superstore:

December 23: 24 hours

Christmas Eve: Closes 7pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 6pm

December 27: Opens 6am

December 28: Closes 10pm

New Year's Eve: closes at 7pm

New Year's Day: 10am - 5pm

Chatham superstore;Gravesend superstore:

December 23: Opens 5am

Christmas Eve: Closes 7pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 6pm

December 27: Opens 6am

December 28: Closes 10pm

New Year's Eve: closes at 7pm

New Year's Day: 10am - 5pm

Folkestone supercentre:

December 23: Opens 5am

Christmas Eve: Closes 7pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 6pm

December 27: 6am - midnight

December 28: 7am - 10pm

New Year's Eve: 7am - 7pm

New Year's Day: 10am - 5pm

Asda stores will be closed on Christmas Day
Asda stores will be closed on Christmas Day

Gillingham Pier superstore; Tunbridge Wells superstore:

December 23: Opens 5am

Christmas Eve: Closes 7pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 6pm

December 27: 6am - midnight

December 28: 7am - 11pm

New Year's Eve: 7am - 7pm

New Year's Day: 10am - 5pm

Kingshill superstore:

December 23: Opens 5am

Christmas Eve: Closes 7pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 6pm

December 27: 6am - midnight

December 28: 7am - 9pm

New Year's Eve: 7am - 7pm

New Year's Day: 10am - 5pm

Strood supermarket:

December 23: 6am - 11pm

Christmas Eve: 6am - 7pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 6pm

December 27: 6am - midnight

December 28: 7am - 10pm

New Year's Eve: 7am - 7pm

New Year's Day: 10am - 5pm

Morrisons

Morrisons opening hours differ depending on the store
Morrisons opening hours differ depending on the store

Canterbury; Dover; Herne Bay; Folkestone; Gravesend;Isle of Sheppey; Sittingbourne; Strood; Walderslade:

December 23: 6am - midnight

Christmas Eve: 6am - 6pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 6pm

December 27: 7am - 10pm

December 28: 7am - 10pm

Larkfield; Faversham:

December 23: 6am - midnight

Christmas Eve: 6am - 6pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 6pm

December 27: 7am - 9pm

December 28: 7am - 9pm

Maidstone Sutton Road:

December 23: 6am - midnight

Christmas Eve: 6am - 6pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 6pm

December 27: 7am - 11pm

December 28: 7am - 11pm

Margate:

December 23: 6am - midnight

Christmas Eve: 6am - 6pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: 9am - 8pm

December 27: 8am - 9pm

December 28: 7am - 8pm

Tesco

Tesco have given general opening hours but say it's best to check on the company website for your specific store
Tesco have given general opening hours but say it's best to check on the company website for your specific store

Tesco has given general opening hours for over the Christmas period but highlight there may be local variations, so advise people visit the store locator on the website to check:

December 23: All stores open usual trading hours

Christmas Eve: Extras, superstores and metro stores open usual time and close at 7pm

Christmas Day: Closed

Boxing Day: Extras, superstores and metro stores 9am - 6pm; express stores 8am - 10pm

December 27: Extras, superstores and metro stores open at 6am and close at usual closing times. Express stores open normal hours

New Year’s Eve: Extras, superstores and metro stores open usual time and close at 7pm; Express stores close at 10pm

New Year’s Day: Extras, superstores and metro stores 9am - 6pm; Express stores 8am – 10pm

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