As Christmas approaches, many will be heading out to the shops to get ready for the festive season.

Whether buying presents for the whole family or getting brand-new decorations to turn your house into a winter wonderland, shopping is always a big part of Christmas.

The UK's fifth largest shopping centre, Bluewater just a short drive away, so you can do all your shopping in one place. 

But before you start planning your day at the shopping centre, you might want to check the opening times, as Christmas sees amended times to give workers a well-earned break.

So you don't get caught up and miss your chance to shop till you drop, we have the official Christmas opening hours for Bluewater.

Although the shopping centre has their own opening times for the festive period, shops and restaurants have their own which you can check via the Bluewater website.

Bluewater Christmas opening times 2023

Here is the full list of opening times during the Christmas period.

  • From 18th December: 9pm-10pm
  • Christmas Eve, 24 December: 11am-5pm
  • Christmas Day, 25 December: Closed
  • Boxing Day, 26 December: 9am-7pm
  • New Year's Eve, 31 December: 11am-5pm
  • New Year's Day, 1 January: 10am-7pm

You can find out more information via the Bluewater website. 

Winterland returns to Bluewater for 2023 

Away from Bluewater's opening times for the Christmas season, the shopping centre has also shared that Winterland is back.

Kicking off on November 11 until January 7, the special event will feature a double-deck carousel, bumper cars, waltzers, white-knuckle rides much more.

Plus, there will be food and drinks with themed festive drinks including hot chocolate and mulled wine. 

The popular Observation Wheel will also be returning, offering impressive views over Bluewater and a state-of-the-art LED light show.