- Before Christmas -
Most shops have extended opening hours in December.
Late night shopping: Oslo City Shopping is open until 10 pm on weekdays, and until midnight on weekdays 12-22 December.
Sundays: many shops are open the last three Sundays before Christmas (allowed to stay open 2–8pm), but this will vary from shop to shop.
The big shopping malls in the centre will be open 2-8 pm the last three Sundays before Christmas (7, 14 and 21 December).
- Christmas/New Year (24 Dec-1 Jan) -
These are the hours the shops are allowed to stay open, but the actual opening hours will vary.
Christmas Eve 24. Dec: until 4 pm, but many shops close earlier
Holidays (25.-26. Dec, 1 jan): closed
Sundays: closed, except Sundays before Christmas (see above)
All other days: free opening hours
Please note that 31 December is not a public holiday, but most shops will close at 4 pm or earlier.
More about: Shopping in Oslo
TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE
Oslo Visitor Centre is open every day during December, including the holidays!
24-26 December + 1 january: 10 am–2 pm
All other days: 10 am–4 pm
Location and details about the tourist information centre
Most attractions have reduced opening hours during the Christmas holidays. 24.12-25.12 and 31.12-01.01 most of the attractions are closed.
Many restaurants are closed during the Christmas holidays. To find a restaurant that stays open, please refer to our list based on information from the restaurants:
The restaurants may change their opening hours without notice. We recommend booking a table in advance to make sure the restaurant is open.