Sunday, October 1, 2023

Opening hours of supermarkets and shopping centers: September 17th, 18th and 19th

The National Holiday long weekend is upon us and businesses will need to adjust their schedules to accommodate the public given the two holidays the celebration offers in 2023.

It should be taken into account that this year the holidays of Monday, September 18th and Tuesday, September 19th are unavoidable due to National Independence and Army Glory Day, respectively.

For this reason, most establishments cannot open on both days of the week, which may also result in changed opening times and closures on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th, even though these days are not public holidays.

Taking into account the customers who need to make their purchases on these days, the major chains have announced their schedules for the 2023 national holidays. Check out the details communicated on their social networks or websites below.


  • Sunday 17th: Express and Super stores close at 7:00 p.m., while Hiper stores close at 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th: All premises closed.


  • Sunday 17th: open until 7:00 p.m
  • Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th: All premises closed.

Saint Elizabeth


  • Sunday the 17th: All shops close at 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th: closed.


  • Saturday 16th: Supermarkets open until 9:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 17th: Líder closes at 7:00 p.m. while Express de Líder closes at 7:30 p.m.
  • Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th: All premises closed.

Mall Plaza

  • Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th during normal opening hours. Find your nearest shopping center here.
  • On Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th, shops will be closed, only the food court, restaurants and entertainment venues such as cinemas and games will be open normally.

Costanera Center shopping center

  • Sunday 17th: Locals, Big Shops and Food Court from 10am to 8pm. Easy and Jumbo from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Restaurants, Mirador Costanera, cinema and Sky Costanera with normal opening hours.
  • Monday 18: closed.
  • Tuesday 19th: Locals, large stores, food court, Easy, Jumbo, Mirador Costanera and restaurants closed. Sky Costanera from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cinema during normal opening hours.

Arauco Park

  • Sunday 17th: open until 8:30 p.m.
  • Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th: closed. The cinema will be open. Some restaurants offer delivery and take-in options.

The regulations indicate that during a non-essential holiday, the operation of shops is prohibited in most places.

Exceptions to this condition apply to the following companies:

  • Owned premises.
  • Restaurants.
  • Societies.
  • Entertainment establishments such as cinemas, live shows, nightclubs, pubs, cabarets, casinos and other authorized sites.
  • Commercial spaces on public airfields and airports.
  • Fuel sales, emergency pharmacies and those who have to work shifts.
  • Convenience stores linked to fuel sales points, provided that the direct sales activity involves the preparation and sale of ready meals for consumption on site.
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