Lane Cove Christmas Trading Hours 2022

For those staying In the Cove over Christmas, we’ve trawled the local businesses to find out who will 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!?) 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.

‘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 essential ingredients you forgot to get for that secret Christmas dish.   

Centro Lane Cove West is open throughout the Christmas Season and New Year – it is worth checking them out as they have an extensive range of fresh food, meat and grocery items, and if you are looking for a present for a homesick US, Brazillian, Asian friend they have a big range of foods from overseas to try.  Find out more about Centro here.

If you need Booze over the Christmas Break Porters, Northwood is closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and will be open from 10 am on Boxing Day.

Dan Murphy’s Cellar is closed on Christmas Day only.

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.

I need a Doctor or a Vet.

If you need a Doctor on public holidays, Wise Medical Clinic in Macquarie Park is a private billing emergency clinic, and they are open 10 am-10 pm 7 days a week.

For your Furry family members needing a vet, North Shore Veterinary Hospital in Artarmon is open 24/7 for emergencies only.

If its during business hours, our friends at Figtree Veterinary Clinic are open:

What’s On Christmas Day?

A list of Church services is here (Christmas eve and Christmas Day).

Supermarkets, Convenience Stores, Groceries, Takeaway

Christmas Day 25 Dec Boxing Day

26 Dec

27 Dec 28th New Years Day
7 am to 2 PM
Jack and Co OPEN until 2pm OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN


Get me a Coffee Stat!!! and Restaurants

Christmas DayBoxing DayNew Years Day
Cinnamon Klub (at the Lane Cove Golf Club)ClosedClosedClosed
Fink CafeClosedClosedClosed Until 4 Jan
Four FrogsClosedClosed until 31 DecemberOpen
LilahClosedClosedClosed (until 18th Jan 2023)
Lane Cove SushiClosedOpenOpen
Little Red Robin ClosedClosedClosed Reopening 18 Jan
Lusso Kitchen at The DiddyClosedOpenOpen
Masala KitchensClosedClosedClosed
Pho SamClosedClosedClosed
Nibu CafeClosedClosedClosed
The JunctionClosedClosedClosed
UnwinedClosedClosedClosed 1st and Second
Closed Every Monday
in January 2023
Birdwood Cafe ClosedClosedClosed
Chargrill CharliesClosedOpenOpen
Crust PizzaClosedOpenClosed
Cozy CoveClosedOpenClosed
Ground CaffeClosedOpenOpen
Jack & CoOpen until 2 pmOpenOpen
La ProvenceClosedClosedClosed
One SeedOpenClosedClosed
Pick Me Up CafeOpenOpenOpen
StoryOpen 7 - 1pmOpen 7 - 1pmOpen 7 - 1pm
The AlcottClosedOpenOpen
The Cake Man
Open 8 am to 2 pmOpen 6am to 2 pmClosed
The Longueville HotelClosedOpenOpen
Sunset Diner
ShortiesClosedClosedClosed Opening 5Jan 2023
Pottery GreenClosedClosedOpen
Fourth FishClosedClosedClosed
La PiazzaClosedClosedClosed

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 our business directory here.

Hotels Clubs Bars and Bottle Shops

Pubs/Clubs Christmas Day 25 Dec Boxing Day

26 Dec


27 Dec



New Years Day
The Alcott


Closed Open Open Open Open
The Longueville Hotel Closed Open Open Open Open
The Diddy Closed Open from 4 pm Open Open Open from 4 pm
Lane Cove Golf Club Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed


Christmas/New Year Clean Up

Resources Christmas Day 25 Dec Boxing Day

26 Dec


27 Dec



New Years Day
Community Recycling Centre

closed from 12noon on Friday 24 December and will reopen on Friday 7 January.

Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Lane Cove Return and Earn Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Lane Cove Library Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Lane Cove Post Office Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed


Many people clean up between the Christmas and New Year holidays. The local op shops and recycling centre are closed until the new year – do not dump

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.

Lane Cove Library 

If possible, the Library staff have requested that 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 2021.

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

Computer Repairs

Computer broken? Or just need to give it a checkup over the break? Check out our local tecks who can come to you. Apart from the public holidays, they are opened for business as usual.  See local computer techs here.

Shop Local This Christmas

We have four local Christmas gift guide.

Food and Drink – gifts for the foodie in your life – click here.

Home and Family – something for your loved ones and for the home – click here

Looking Good and Feeling Good – get ready to look good and be pampered – click here

Lane Cove Fitness Sport and Activities – Hit 2023 with some new goals and a new workout regime – gyms, yoga, pilates and more – click here.

Lane Cove Christmas

In the Cove Website now has a dedicated Lane Cove Christmas Section.  You can click here to see it.

Summer School Holiday Guide

School Holiday activities are here! Check out our list of local activities that will keep your kids happy and entertained during the long …. long…. long summer break!
Be careful, as these activities will book out fast!

Activities such as:
📌Multi Sports
📌Disco and Dance
📌Arts and Craft
📌Swim Camps
📌 Tennis
📌Martial Arts
📌School Readiness

There are camps that start in the week before Christmas and then in new year.  For example Sailing starts in December 2022.  Miss ITC did this course twice and loved it!!

Read more here.

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