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Christmas, with us

Make this festive season extra special with fabulous food, delightful drinks and good times together


From festive nibbles to the main event, we've got everything covered when it comes to your Christmas hosting

Best Christmas Recipes

Your favourites

From the most-searched-for roast potato recipe to classic gravy and glazed ham, you'll find the recipes that are always a festive hit.

Best Christmas recipes

Turkey Buying Guide

Let's talk turkeys

Follow our helpful guide to find the turkey that suits your celebrations best. There are delicious recipes, plus cooking and carving tips too.

View turkey guide

Seasonal Meats Guide

What's cooking?

With different meals to cater for – Christmas Eve, the main event, Boxing Day visitors – you'll need more than turkey. Choose from a range of meats and joints for the best roast to make a stunning centrepiece.

Seasonal meats guide

Christmas Drinks

Cheers to the year

Find glitzy party cocktails, classic tipples and grown-up gifts to make, plus food-and-wine pairings and alcohol-free serves.

Christmas drinks

What's new?

What's new?

Exciting new products including standout centrepieces, deliciously fun party food, glorious sweet treats and a few surprises. Did someone say "Heston's Giant Cracking Penny"?

New for Christmas

Christmas Buffet Ideas

Bring on the

From the largest gammon joint to the smallest canapé, they all have a place on the buffet table. Find recipes and shop prepared foods for a fabulous festive spread.

Buffet ideas

Add some Heston magic

 Add some Heston magic

He's been at it again, crafting, creating and concocting all measure of festive fancies. Delight your senses with a taste of Heston from Waitrose, or try your hand at his creative Christmas recipes.

Shop the range

View Heston's recipes

Festive Afternoon Tea recipes

A new

After a long time missing friends and family, why not gather together over a special afternoon tea, with Christmas-themed sandwiches and cakes.

Festive afternoon tea


Preparation is key to a stress-free Christmas, and our top tips will ensure you'll have your feet up come the big day

Plan ahead Christmas

Check it twice

Tick off your festive shopping list, including those last-minute items that are always forgotten; make dinner easy with ready prepared foods; and find top tips and tricks to get you through every festive meal occasion.

Make a list

Freeze ahead Christmas

Stock the freezer

Our guide to freezer favourites, what to prep in advance and making the most of leftovers – plus tips for the freezer you never knew you were missing.

Your freeze-ahead Christmas

Christmas crafting

Christmas crafting

Enjoy the build up by spending time making beautiful presents and decorations. Craft homemade cards, make an advent calendar, or create new decorations for your Christmas tree.

Handmade with love

Curate your christmas menu

Curate your Christmas menu

Find all you need for a wonderful festive meal online at Waitrose.

Shop Christmas at Waitrose

Christmas opening hours

Christmas opening hours

See your local Waitrose branch's opening times and extended Christmas hours to make sure we're open when you need us.

Find my branch