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 DayBoxing DayNew Year’s Day
    Flannery’sNo10 am – 4 pm10 am to 4 pm
    Bakers DelightNo8 am – 3 pmNo
    Coles Lane CoveNo7am-10pm7 am to 10 pm
    Go Vita Lane Cove NoNoNo
    IGA GreenwichNoNo No
    Jack & Co NorthwoodOpen

    7.00 am to 2.00pm


    6.30 am to 9pm

    Lime Leaf Fruit MarketNo NoNo
    The Source Bulk FoodsNo NoNo
    Woolworths Lane CoveNo 8 am-9 pm8 am-9 pm
    Hummerstons Gourmet Meats (but open longer hours in lead up to Christmas)NoNoNo
    Springbok DelightsNoNoNo


    Get me a Coffee Stat!!! and Eating Out



    Christmas DayBoxing DayNew Year’s Day
    Bella Bacio CafeNoNoNo
    Birdwood CaféNoNoNo
    Café GeoNoNoNo
    Chargrill CharliesNoNoYes
    Fink CaféNoNoNo
    Fourth FishNoNoNo
    Four Frogs CreperieNoNoNo
    Greenhouse Asian SaladsNoNoNo
    Ground CaféNoTBCYes
    Jack & CoYes from 7 am to 2pmYesYes
    La PiazzaNoNoNo
    La ProvenceNoNoNo
    Lil Lane EateryYes till 12.00 pmNoNo
    LillahNoYes (but for Uber Eats and Menulog orders only)No


    Little Red RobinNoNoNo
    Manna BakeryYesYesYes
    Mowbray EateryNoNoNo
    Oliver BrownNoNoNo
    One Seed PatisseriesYes until 12.00 pmTBCTBC
    Pottery Green BakersYesYesYes
    Story EspressoYes 7 till 11 pmYes 7 till 11 pmNo
    Super Mix JuiceryNoNoNo
    Sushi MaruNoNoNo
    The Alcott 

    11am – 4pm


    The Cake Man 6am to 1pm6am to 1pmNo
    The JunctionNoNoNo
    Two BrothersNoTBCTBC
    UnwinedNoYes till 12.00Yes till 12.00
    Wok PassionNoNoNo


    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

    ClubChristmas DayBoxing Day
    The AlcottYes Special Christmas Lunch between 11am – 4pmYes 11am – 10pm
    Lane Cove Golf ClubNoNo
    The Longueville HotelNo12pm – 10 pm
    The Longueville Sporting Club (aka the Diddy)NoBar is open from 12 pm.  Bistro is closed.
    Lane Cove ClubNoNo
    Bar Blaq (closing from 22 December to 28th December)NoNo (not open New Year’s Eve)
    Porters Liquor NorthwoodClosed but open until 8.30 pm on Christmas Eve10.00 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 DecemberOpen ½ dayClosing at 12noon/midday
    Tuesday 25 DecemberCLOSED
    Wednesday 26 DecemberCLOSEDNormal day closed
    Thursday 27 DecemberCLOSEDNormal day closed
    Friday 28 DecemberCLOSEDDue to Public Holiday 26 December
    29, & 30 DecemberOPENNormal hours – 8:00am – 4:00pm
    Monday 31 DecemberOpen ½ DayClosing at 12noon/midday
    Tuesday 1 JanuaryCLOSED
    2 & 3 JanuaryCLOSEDNormal day closed
    Saturday 26 JanuaryCLOSEDPublic Holiday
    Monday 28 JanuaryCLOSEDPublic 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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