Lane Cove Christmas Trading Hours 2018

    For those who are staying In the Cove over Christmas, we’ve trawled the local businesses to find out who is going to be open on Christmas Day and/or Boxing Day. So if you NEED a coffee on Christmas or New Year’s Day Morning (and who doesn’t!?), lunch with friends on New Year’s Day, or you’re all out of a vital ingredient for post-Christmas baking, we’ve got the intel here with our list of trading hours.

    Christmas Lunch Dining in Lane Cove

    The big news is that The Alcott is open for Christmas Lunch on Christmas Day. It’s very unusual for a restaurant to be open in Lane Cove on Christmas Day.  You can book Christmas Lunch here.

    Petrol, Convenience Stores, Booze and Yikes I have Locked Myself Out

    If you need Petrol and Convenience Store items on Christmas Day/New Year’s Day, Jack & Co is open.  You can buy petrol, coffee, ice, snack food and all those ingredients you forgot to get for that secret Christmas dish.   7 Eleven on Centennial Avenue is open throughout the Christmas Season from 6 am to midnight (and they have Slurpees and Krispy Kremes – we will say no more).

    If you need Booze over the Christmas Break Porters Northwood is only closed Christmas Day and will be open from 10 am on Boxing Day and 12 pm on New Year’s Day.  If you’re having a New Year’s Eve party speak to them about their party services, free delivery and glass hire as they will be open on New Year’s Eve until 8.30 pm.

    If you lock yourself out of your house or you need a replacement lock urgently – Alert Locksmiths and Security operate their emergency service 24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week.

    If you need a Doctor on public holidays (if it is not an emergency further information here).

    What’s On Christmas Day?

    A list of Church services is here (Christmas eve and Christmas Day).  If you want some exercise on Christmas Day join Willoughby parkrun for their free event – details here.

    Supermarkets, Convenience Stores and Butchers

    (note will be open all days other than Public Holidays between Christmas and New Year)
    Christmas Day Boxing Day New Year’s Day
    Flannery’s No 10 am – 4 pm 10 am to 4 pm
    Bakers Delight No 8 am – 3 pm No
    Coles Lane Cove No 7am-10pm 7 am to 10 pm
    Go Vita Lane Cove  No No No
    IGA Greenwich No No  No
    Jack & Co Northwood Open

    7.00 am to 2.00pm


    6.30 am to 9pm

    Lime Leaf Fruit Market No  No No
    The Source Bulk Foods No  No No
    Woolworths Lane Cove No  8 am-9 pm 8 am-9 pm
    Hummerstons Gourmet Meats (but open longer hours in lead up to Christmas) No No No
    Springbok Delights No No No


    Get me a Coffee Stat!!! and Eating Out



    Christmas Day Boxing Day New Year’s Day
    Bella Bacio Cafe No No No
    Birdwood Café No No No
    Café Geo No No No
    Chargrill Charlies No No Yes
    Encasa No No No
    Fink Café No No No
    Fourth Fish No No No
    Four Frogs Creperie No No No
    Gelatissimo No Yes Yes
    Greenhouse Asian Salads No No No
    Ground Café No TBC Yes
    Jack & Co Yes from 7 am to 2pm Yes Yes
    La Piazza No No No
    La Provence No No No
    Lil Lane Eatery Yes till 12.00 pm No No
    Lillah No Yes (but for Uber Eats and Menulog orders only) No


    Little Red Robin No No No
    Louisiane No No No
    Manna Bakery Yes Yes Yes
    Mowbray Eatery No No No
    NiBu No No No
    Oliver Brown No No No
    One Seed Patisseries Yes until 12.00 pm TBC TBC
    Pottery Green Bakers Yes Yes Yes
    Shorties No No No
    Story Espresso Yes 7 till 11 pm Yes 7 till 11 pm No
    Super Mix Juicery No No No
    Sushi Maru No No No
    The Alcott  

    11am – 4pm


    Yes Yes
    The Cake Man  6am to 1pm 6am to 1pm No
    The Junction No No No
    Two Brothers No TBC TBC
    Unwined No Yes till 12.00 Yes till 12.00
    Wok Passion No No No
    Zivelli No No No


    NOTE:  Some of the above will be open between Christmas and New Year (except for the public holidays listed above) – give them a call if you want to see if they are open – details for many are in out business directory here.

    Hotels Clubs Bars and Bottle Shops

    Club Christmas Day Boxing Day
    The Alcott Yes Special Christmas Lunch between 11am – 4pm Yes 11am – 10pm
    Lane Cove Golf Club No No
    The Longueville Hotel No 12pm – 10 pm
    The Longueville Sporting Club (aka the Diddy) No Bar is open from 12 pm.  Bistro is closed.
    Lane Cove Club No No
    Bar Blaq (closing from 22 December to 28th December) No No (not open New Year’s Eve)
    Porters Liquor Northwood Closed but open until 8.30 pm on Christmas Eve 10.00 am to 8 pm


    Christmas/New Year Clean Up

    Many people clean up between the Christmas and New Year holidays.  The Community Recycling Centre located at 8 Waltham Street in Artarmon is a one-stop shop for safely disposing of problem household wastes such as paint, gas bottles, e-waste or motor oil and more.  In other words, problem wastes that can’t be collected via council kerbside waste or recycling collection services all year round.  Their hours are as follows.

    Monday 24 December Open ½ day Closing at 12noon/midday
    Tuesday 25 December CLOSED
    Wednesday 26 December CLOSED Normal day closed
    Thursday 27 December CLOSED Normal day closed
    Friday 28 December CLOSED Due to Public Holiday 26 December
    29, & 30 December OPEN Normal hours – 8:00am – 4:00pm
    Monday 31 December Open ½ Day Closing at 12noon/midday
    Tuesday 1 January CLOSED
    2 & 3 January CLOSED Normal day closed
    Saturday 26 January CLOSED Public Holiday
    Monday 28 January CLOSED Public Holiday


    Lane Cove Library Open Hours

    The Library staff have requested, that if possible, please do not return books on public holidays (the books stack up as the staff are not there to process the returns as they come in). Library items are not due during the period Christmas to 2 January 2019.


    The Lane Cove Post Office will be operating normal hours and is open until 1pm on Saturdays.  They will be closed on public holidays.

    The above  trading hours could change so if you are really keen to check out a place, give the business a call.


    Our Lane Cove Christmas Gift Guides are out now!! They are packed with heaps of local ideas and Christmas gift suggestions.

    There are gift vouchers for massages, lingerie, pilates and yoga, beauty treatments, hairdresser pampering and much more. There are also some unique ideas developed by Lane Cove locals such as eco bags, beautiful crystal water bottles, the slingstrap, and more. Of course there is our food and drink guide with Gourmet Hams delivered to your door and some boozy stocking stuffers for the person who has everything. We also have some “experiences” like golf membership, art workshops, cooking courses and some ideas for the person who likes eco and sustainable gifts or wants some artwork in their home or a new bike.

    Many of our ideas are as simple as a phone call to our local retailers.
    To make it easier for you with have different categories
    Looking Good and Feeling Good –
    Home and Family –
    Food and Drink –
    Fitness Sport and Activities –

    In the Cove Website Christmas Feature

    In the Cove has put together a special Christmas Feature on our website.
    Our Christmas feature has all the low down on Christmas Lights, Christmas Trading Hours, Church Services and details on how to dispose of your Christmas Tree when the Christmas Season is over.

    We hope you have a lovely festive season. Drive Carefully we want to see you in 2019.

    In the Cove has put together a special Christmas Feature on our website.  If you would like to know anything anything about Christmas in Lane Cove (including where to dispose of your real Christmas Tree check this section out)

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