A handy list for buying beer from Oshawa to Pickering to Bowmanville over the holidays


Published December 20, 2022 at 10:15 am

You need beer in Durham Region over the holidays?

That was more of a rhetorical question, but with reduced hours in the Christmas-New Year’s period you might need a scorecard to know what’s open and when.

The Beer Store will close all stores Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, as will the LCBO. Little Beasts Brewing in Whitby will be open Christmas Day, but most (if not all) other breweries will be closed.

Most breweries will be closed Boxing Day as well, though Town Brewery in Whitby will be open on reduced hours. Some LCBO outlets, including the Gibb Street location in Oshawa (at the Oshawa Centre) will be open. Five Beer Store locations (of 92 across the province) will be open Boxing Day: 75 Kingston Road, Ajax, 195 King St. E, Bowmanville, 1355 Kingston Road, Pickering, 3950 Brock St. N, Whitby and 200 Ritson Road N, Oshawa will be open 11-5.

Other details from The Beer Store:

  • Dec 24 – stores close at 6pm
  • Dec 25 – all stores closed
  • Dec 26 – select stores open 11 am to 5 pm
  • Dec 31 – stores close at 6 pm
  • Jan 1 – all stores closed
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