Christmas Day! It’s the one day of the year that it’s acceptable to eat your weight in prawns, smash 47 beers before lunch and pass out on the couch by 3pm. For most of us, we won’t be leaving the house, or even the couch. But if you *do* need to go out and about, it’s a bit of a guessing game of what is actually going to be open.
So, without further ado, here’s everything that is (and isn’t) open on Christmas Day.
WARNING: If you go to any of these businesses on Christmas Day, make sure you’re nice to the staff. Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, deserves to be treated poorly on Christmas.
Are Supermarkets Open On Christmas Day?
The short answer? No.
Coles and Woolworths are closed on Christmas Day, and most Aldi stores are closed too.
Both Coles and Woolworths stores should be open on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, so you’ve got plenty of time to stock up on snacks before the closure.
Are Bottle Shops Open On Christmas Day?
I know, I know, booze is a staple at the Christmas lunch table for most of us. But you’re going to have to stock up early if you’re keen to get on the piss this year because most bottle shops are closed.
All Coles liquor stores (Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, First Choice and Liquor Market) are closed nationwide on December 25.
Similarly, BWS stores are mostly closed across the country, with the exception of drive-thru stores in South Australia and Victoria.
If you *really* need to hit up the bottle-o on Christmas Day, your best bet is probably a Dan Murphy’s store, with some stores across the country remaining open on December 25.
Are Cinemas Open On Christmas Day?
Unlike grocery stores and bottle shops, cinemas actually are open on Christmas Day.
Most Event Cinema locations are closed on Christmas Day, with the exception of the George St cinema, which is open from 3pm if you’re super keen to watch Wonder Woman: 1984, The Croods 2 and Nomadland, along with Shock Wave 2, Superintelligence, Dreamland, The Rescue or The Witches with early access.
Meanwhile, most Hoyts stores across the country are open all day. However, it’s worth checking online to make sure that your local cinema is on the list.
Is The Bank Open On Christmas?
No, the bank isn’t open on Christmas Day and payments won’t be processed either.
What About The Post Office?
Absolutely not. Don’t even try.