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What's open and when in Canberra this Christmas: your guide

Last minute beer run? Forgot a present for Aunty Ethel? Someone sprained an ankle in backyard cricket? Here's a handy guide to what's open and when in Canberra this Christmas period.

Shopping Centres

Westfield: Christmas Eve 8am to 5:30pm closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day 9am to 6pm, closed New Year's Day.  

Canberra Centre City: Christmas Eve 9am to 5:30pm, Christmas Day closed, Boxing Day 8am to 7pm, New Year's Day 10am to 4pm. 

Tuggeranong Hyperdome: Christmas Eve 9am to 5:30pm closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day 10am to 4pm, closed New Year's Day.

Supermarkets

Woolworths: Christmas Eve 7am to 10pm, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day 7am to 9pm, New Year's Day 8am to 9pm.

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Coles: Christmas Eve 6am to 10pm, Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day 8am to 8pm, December 31 7am to 9pm, New Year's Day 7am to 10pm. 

IGA Kambah, Richardson and Watson: Christmas Day 8am to 2pm. (depending on trade)

Costco: Christmas Eve 9am to 5pm, closed Christmas Day, closed Boxing Day, New Year's Eve 9am to 5pm, closed New Year's Day.

Liquor Stores

Dan Murphy's: Christmas Eve 9am to 9pm, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day 10am to 6pm, New Year's Eve 9am to 9pm, New Year's Day 10am to 6pm.

First Choice: Christmas Eve 8am to 10pm, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day 9am to 7pm, New Year's Eve 9am to 10pm, New Year's Day 11am to 7pm. 

Cinemas

Hoyts: Christmas Eve 9:15am to 9:45pm, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day 9:15am to 9:45pm.   

Dendy: general trading hours, closed Christmas Day.

Limelight: general trading hours, closed Christmas Day 

Clubs  

Hellenic Club: Christmas Eve 9am to 4am, closed Christmas Day, open every other day of the year.

Vikings Clubs: Christmas Day 11am to 3pm, normal trading hours for any other day of the year.

Eastlake Football Club: Christmas Eve 9am to 4pm, Christmas Day 4pm to 4am (no bistro) returns to regular hours from Boxing Day 9am to 4am.

Labor club: Christmas Eve 7am to 12am, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day 10am to 1:30am.

Southern Cross Clubs:  Woden: Christmas Eve – Open 9am until 1am, Christmas Day – Open 11am to 4pm, New Year's Eve - Open 9am until 4am, All other days trading as normal (9am to 4am); Tuggeranong: Christmas Eve – Open 9am until 1am, Christmas Day – Open 11am to 4pm, New Year's Eve - Open 9am until 4am, Jamison: Christmas Eve – Open 9am until 1am, Christmas Day – Open 11am to 3pm. New Year's Eve - Open 9am until 2am, All other days trading as normal (9am to 4am Thursday to Saturday and 9am to 1am Sunday to Wednesday); Yacht Club (including MV Southern Cross and Snapper) Christmas Eve – Open 11am until 10pm, Christmas Day – Open Noon until 3pm.

Garbage/recycling pickup

All pick up days that fall on Christmas Day will be collected on Saturday, December 27, schedules run the same as usual after Christmas.  

Medical Centres

Phillip Medical Centre: Christmas Eve 7am to 10pm, Christmas Day 8am to 10pm, Boxing Day 7am to 10pm, New Year's Day 7am to 10pm.

Florey Medical Centre: Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

Ochre Medical Centres: Christmas Eve 8am to 3pm, Closed Christmas Day, Closed Boxing Day, Closed December 27 and December 28.  Re-Open on December 29 to News Year's Eve 8am to 4pm, closed New Year's Day.

Waramanga Medical Centre: Christmas Eve 8am to 12pm closed Christmas Day til January 5

Plaza Medical Centre: Christmas Eve 8am to 12pm closed Christmas Day til January 5

Isabella Plains Medical Centre: Christmas Eve 8am to 8pm, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day 9am to 1pm, 26 to 31 December 8am to 8pm January 1 9am to 1pm. 

Wentworth Avenue Family Practice: Closed Christmas Eve til January 2.

Public Transport

ACTION Buses: Will run a revised holiday timetable over the Christmas and New Year period through till Friday 9 January 2015 inclusive.

On weekdays all services will continue to operate but with reduced frequency during the morning and afternoon peaks to reflect the decreased passenger demand during the festive season.

On weekends and public holidays services will run to a Sunday timetable. There is a special service on Christmas day and travel is free. You can also check NXTBUS for real time information over the festive season or use Google Transit to plan your journey.

 

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