Most shops in the centre of Lucerne are open Mon - Fri 08:30 - 18:30 (closing time by law), 'late-night shopping' is allowed until 21:00 on Thu and Fri, though not all shops participate (more shops are open late on Thu). On Saturdays most shops open 09:00 - 16:00 (closing time by law). On Sundays shops are generally closed, though there are exceptions for bakers, some jewellers, souvenir shops and others, and everything at the train station. Opening times are often shorter - or shops are closed altogether - on official holidays. Before Christmas shops are open on Sundays December 16 & 23, 2018.