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?
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|
|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|
Get me a Coffee Stat!!! and Eating Out
|Christmas Day||Boxing Day||New Year’s Day|
|Bella Bacio Cafe||No||No||No|
|Four Frogs Creperie||No||No||No|
|Greenhouse Asian Salads||No||No||No|
|Jack & Co||Yes from 7 am to 2pm||Yes||Yes|
|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|
|One Seed Patisseries||Yes until 12.00 pm||TBC||TBC|
|Pottery Green Bakers||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Story Espresso||Yes 7 till 11 pm||Yes 7 till 11 pm||No|
|Super Mix Juicery||No||No||No|
|The Cake Man||6am to 1pm||6am to 1pm||No|
|Unwined||No||Yes till 12.00||Yes till 12.00|
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.
|DAY||OPEN / CLOSE||NOTE|
|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.
SHOP LOCAL OR LOCAL GOES
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
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Fitness Sport and Activities – https://bit.ly/2Pv8NrG
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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