The Prime Minister is understood to be preparing to unveil a plan so that while last orders must be called at 10pm, people will get an extra hour to finish their food and drinks, with opening hours to be extended until 11pm.
"I think, frustrating as it is for all of us, Christmas is not going to be normal this year", he told Sky's Sophy Ridge On Sunday.
After the national lockdown in England ends on 2 December, areas will be placed in a three-tiered system of local restrictions the government has said.
And while some local measures will be the same as those in the previous system, some tiers will be strengthened to safeguard the gains made during the national lockdown.
Once the PM announces the plan to parliament on Monday, ministers will set out what tier each geographical area is placed in before MPs vote on it on Thursday.
A No 10 spokesman said: "Everyone's efforts during the current national restrictions have helped bring the virus back under control, slowed its spread and eased pressures on the NHS".
"But the Prime Minister and his scientific advisors are clear the virus is still present - and without regional restrictions it could quickly run out of control again before vaccines and mass testing have had an effect. That would put in jeopardy the progress the country has made, and once again risk intolerable pressure on the NHS", the spokesperson said.
The plans emerged as the government announced a further 341 coronavirus deaths, bringing the United Kingdom total to 54,626.
In this, he will include details of how families can spend Christmas with their loved ones, along with a new three tier system.
The COVID Recovery Group (CRG), led by former chief whip Mark Harper and ex-Brexit minister Steve Baker, is threatening to withhold support for Johnson's new measures when the four-week lockdown in England expires on December 2.
The warning against measures inflicting "huge health and economic costs" came in a letter to the Prime Minister, which sources close to the group said had been signed by 70 Conservative MPs, though the group's leaders were the only signatories identified.
They also raise specific concerns about outside sport, the 10pm curfew for pubs and restaurants, closure of non-essential retail and care home visits.
"We can not live under such a series of damaging lockdowns and apparently arbitrary restrictions, and expect our constituents to be grateful for being let out to enjoy the festive season, only to have strict restrictions imposed on them afterwards that cause them health problems and destroy their livelihoods", the MPs write.
Mr Johnson will announce the full plans for winter in the House of Commons on Monday.
They are optimistic that restrictions can be gradually reduced in the run-up to spring, providing vaccines are approved by regulators, allowing a plan for the rollout to begin next month before a wider programme in the new year.
The plans emerged as the Government announced a further 341 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for COVID-19 as of Saturday, bringing the United Kingdom total to 54,626.
"It is the prime minister's hope and belief that progress in mass testing can - if everyone continues to pull together - provide a way to suppress the virus and relax restrictions until a vaccine becomes available".