Christmas shopping in Oslo: Opening hours 2018

Christmas shopping in Oslo 2018


Are you looking for a gift for your nephew? A new outfit for New Year's? A foodie gift for the Christmas party hosts? A shopping spree in Oslo will do the trick! 

Julehandel på Karl Johan
Julehandel på Karl Johan
Photo: VisitOSLO/Tord Baklund

Oslo welcomes you with Christmas-lit streets and a great selection of quality shops with generous opening hours.

Opening hours before Christmas

Extended hours on evenings and Saturdays: 
Stores and shopping centres generally extend their opening hours the last Saturdays before ChristmasOslo City Shopping and Storo Storsenter stay open until 8 pm, and on 22 December, Oslo City Shopping closes at 9 pm. 

Jul i Mathallen
Jul i Mathallen
Photo: VisitOSLO/Susanne A. Finnes

Most places offer extra late evening shopping the last days before Christmas. At Oslo City Shopping and Storo Storsenter, you can shop until midnight on weekdays 17–21 December.

Sunday shopping 9, 16 and 23 December:
Most shops are open on the last three Sundays before Christmas, that is 9, 16 and 23 December. Shops in the city centre, Aker Brygge and Majorstuen shopping districts will generally be open 2–6 pm, while Oslo City Shopping is open until 8 pm on those three Sundays. Mathallen Food Hall is open 11–18 on 23 December.

Note: Small, independent shops in Grünerløkka and other neighbourhoods outside the city centre will also extend their hours in December, but they generally close earlier than the shopping centres.

Opening hours during Christmas and New Year's 

Please note that shops close early on Christmas Eve and New year's Eve, and are not open on public holidays. On weekdays between Christmas and New Year's, i.e. 27–29 December, most shops have regular opening hours. 

♦ Christmas Eve 24 Dec. 

  Shops can stay open until 4 pm, but most close earlier 

♦ New Year's Eve 31 Dec.

  Free opening hours, but most shops close early

♦ Public holidays 25-26 Dec., 1 Jan


♦ Sunday 30 Dec. 

♦ 27-29 Dec.

  Free opening hours 

See also


The period before Christmas is the highlight of the year for the shops, and they all offer that little something extra to make sure you enjoy your Christmas shopping.

Some shopping centres offer gift-wrapping aid, mini concerts, children's activities and other Christmas fun.

If your shopping spree takes you to the main street, Karl Johans gate, stop by Spikersuppa for an ice-skating break or to visit the Christmas market.

Click into each place for information on opening hours and Christmas activities.

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