To help you plan your Holiday shopping at Bakery Normand, we want to give you our Christmas Week hours. The Bakery will be closed, as usual, on Sunday and Monday, December 18th and 19th. We will be open at 7:30AM and closed at 5:30PM on Tuesday through Friday, December 20th through the 23rd. On Saturday, Christmas Eve, we will open at 7:30AM and we will close at 4:00PM. If you haven't placed your Christmas orders, please don't delay. Inventories at really good right now, but supplies of seasonal items are sure to dwindle fast. We will be glad to reserve holiday cookies and Stollen for pick up later in the week. All these items are durable and have an excellent shelf life. Breads and breakfast pastries are made daily, but it helps to know in advance if you need specific varieties or quantities. We can only serve you best when we know in advance exactly what you need. Traditionally we stop taking orders at Noon on the day before Christmas Eve; this year that would be Friday, December 23rd.
On Christmas Eve morning, we typically do not answer the phone to take orders because our staff is busy trying to put up all the orders that were placed in advance, and also because the rest of the staff is busy with walk-ins. It is a very complicated process and we have found that adding another variable like a ringing telephone makes the process unmanageable. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but if you haven't placed an order already, you just need to come on down to the Bakery and see what is available. Usually our selection, if you come in early, is very good. Once all the orders are put up (usually this is completed by 8:00-8:30AM), we put the phone back on the hook and are ready to take new orders for items that are still available.
Sometimes this whole process makes me feel like the Soup Nazi, saying, "No bread for you!" But seriously folks, the last two days before Christmas are insane at the Bakery, they always have been. So it is imperative that you order early to help us make it go smoothly.