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We offer a range of delivery and collection dates over the festive period to allow you to celebrate with the freshest food on the day that you choose – not just 25 December.
If you are planning to serve your items on Christmas Day, we recommend checking that what you have chosen will have a suitable use by date for your selected delivery or collection date. We will advise only where this could be an issue in the description of individual items.
All of our Christmas turkeys are guaranteed to last until Boxing Day.
The same way as shopping for your groceries, orders can be made on our website, by selecting from the full range of Entertaining Christmas Food to Order here.
Online is the quickest and easiest way to order your Entertaining products at your leisure. If you need extra support or cannot order online, then you can call us on 0800 188 884. Please ensure you have our Christmas Entertaining brochure to hand, which you can pick up in store or view here, or access to our website while on the phone. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am-10pm, Saturday 8am-9pm or Sunday 9am-7pm.
There is a £3 charge for picking, packing and delivering orders. The charge will be made clear on the delivery slot booking page and it will be added automatically to your total at the checkout once you have reserved a delivery slot. The amount will be displayed above your 'Total' on the order confirmation screen.
You can collect your Entertaining order from a Waitrose store of your choice. There is no minimum spend for collection.
You or a family member, friend or volunteer over the age of 18 can pick up your order. The person collecting the order must have the order confirmation number and a form of ID with them (either a debit or credit card, passport, driving licence or utility bill).
When ordering Entertaining items for collection, the order must be paid for in store. You will receive instructions in your order confirmation email and SMS (if you have provided a mobile number) on where to go in store to collect. Please bring your order confirmation number with you and a method of payment.
Entertaining items ordered for delivery are paid for online when the order is picked and ready for delivery.
Available delivery or collection dates will depend on the items you choose.
- Most Christmas products will be available for delivery or collection between 20-24 December.
- All of the items for a roast, including turkey, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes and sides, will be available from 20 December.
- Some products may be available earlier, and you can see this information on the individual product description page.
Other seasonal items will be available for longer periods to cater for wider festive celebrations:
- Christmas cakes will be available from 5 December.
- Buffet and party food, including canapés, will be available from 5 December.
Each item shows a notice period with the time we need to prepare it. If an item is not available immediately, it will show the date from when you can purchase on the product page.
You'll be able to choose a delivery or collection date corresponding with the longest time so everything is available at the same time.
You can add and remove items from your order up to midnight on 15 December for delivery or collection between 20-24 December.
Our Entertaining items are only available online, as they are typically a larger serving size than we would sell in-store. Many items, however, will have an equivalent product that will appear in your nearest Waitrose as Christmas approaches.
We recommend ordering your Entertaining items now to avoid disappointment, and complete the rest of your grocery shop in store.
Please note that some collection slots are only available for products within the Entertaining range. You will not be able to add products from the Groceries section to these slots. Please check the type of slot you have booked and if you would like to shop for Entertaining and Groceries collection, you will need to either book a separate slot, change to a Groceries & Entertaining collection slot, or shop for your groceries in store. Deliveries are suitable for both ranges.