Gunwharf Quays Christmas opening hours 2019: Here's when the Portsmouth shopping centre opens for the festive season

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It might still only be November but Christmas is barrelling down on us with the speed of reindeer pulling a sled. 

Halloween and Bonfire Night are over for another year and it won’t be long before all the festive decorations have been put up. 

Christmas lights at Gunwharf Quays. Picture: Steve Reid (123781-662)

Christmas lights at Gunwharf Quays. Picture: Steve Reid (123781-662)

While plenty of people will get the Christmas shopping done and dusted well in advance of December 25, for some of us it often ends up being a last-minute job.

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So if it rolls around to December 23 and you still haven’t picked up that perfect gift for someone special in your life – then you may have to brave the stores. 

Gunwharf Quays, the waterfront outlet shopping centre in Portsmouth, may end up being the destination for your last-minute Christmas shopping scramble – or maybe you want to get out and make the most of the Boxing Day sales. 

Here are the opening times over the Christmas period at Gunwharf: 

December 2 to December 22 

The shopping centre will operate its usual opening times – so 10am to 8pm on weekdays, 9am to 8pm on Saturdays and 10am to 6pm on Sundays. 

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So you can swing by after you’ve finished work for a spot of late night shopping or make a day of it on the weekend. 

December 23 – January 1

The hours will be slightly adjusted over the Christmas and New Year period: 

- December 23 –  9am-8pm

- Christmas Eve - 9am-6pm

- Christmas Day - closed

- Boxing Day – 9am-7pm

- December 27 – 9am-8pm

- December 30 – 9am-8pm

- New Year’s Eve – 9am-6pm

- New Year’s Day – 10am-6pm

Will you be doing your Christmas shopping well in advance? Or will you wait until the last minute?