Aldi has closed its shops on Boxing Day for the last 30 years in the UK – but will the budget retailer do the same this year? We explain everything you need to know including its latest festive opening times

Aldi will remain shut on Boxing Day 2021
Aldi will remain shut on Boxing Day 2021

Aldi has confirmed its stores will stay shut on Boxing Day this year so staff can spend more time with their loved ones.

It isn’t the first time Aldi has stayed closed on December 26 – the supermarket has done so every year for the last 30 years since opening in the UK.

But it does means shoppers won’t be able to pick up any last-minute goods for December 26.

Aldi shops will also be closed on Christmas Day too just like other supermarkets and won’t reopen again until December 27.

The budget retailer has more than 900 shops in the UK. You can find your nearest shop by using its store finder tool.

Here we explain its opening hours for Boxing Day and the days surrounding it.

When is Aldi open on Christmas Day?

Aldi has updated its opening times for Christmas


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Aldi will keep its stores closed on Christmas Day, as it has done in previous years and in line with other supermarkets.

This means today (December 24) is your last chance to get your Christmas goods from Aldi.

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When is Aldi open on Boxing Day?

Aldi stores will also remain closed on Boxing Day 2021.

Its shops will open again on December 27 where most branches will welcome customers from 8am until 8pm.

Why is Aldi closed on Boxing Day?

Aldi CEO Giles Hurley issued a statement on the retailer’s festive plans back at the start of December.

He said: “We will once again keep all stores shut on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day as a thank you to our amazing colleagues and in recognition of their hard work.

“[This is] something we have always done since opening in the UK over 30 years ago.”

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Mr Hurley also touched on the latest coronavirus measures that customers will find in stores.

He added: “In line with the latest Government guidelines, we are asking all customers to wear a face covering when shopping with us in store, unless they are exempt for medical reasons. Our colleagues will continue to wear face coverings too.

“You are probably also familiar with our other safety measures by now, but rest assured you will still see these in stores.

“That includes protective screens at checkouts, sanitisation stations and clear signage urging customers to shop safely.”

How to find your nearest Aldi

Aldi has a handy store finder tool on its website where you can track down your nearest shop.

All you need to do is enter your postcode and the website will bring up your closest Aldi and others that are also nearby.

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