The shops closing on Boxing Day including Aldi, Home Bargains… – Manchester Evening News


Shoppers flock to the high street every year to bag themselves a Boxing Day sale deal.

Some eager bargain hunters even queue for the shops in the small hours of the morning. While many retailers take advantage of the December 26 rush, there are some stores – mainly supermarkets – which will remain firmly shut.

Boxing Day falls on a Monday this year, but the following day, Tuesday December 27 will also be a substitute bank holiday as Christmas Day this year is on a Sunday. So some retailers and grocery stores might have reduced hours on both days.

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Some shops are opting to give staff a well-earned break by remaining shut on Boxing Day time. Aldi and Lidl are just a few of the shops which are doing so this year.

Here’s a round-up from the shops keeping their doors shut this Boxing Time.


Discount supermarket chain Aldi will be closing on both Boxing Day and New Year’s Day time. As well as Christmas Day, it usually shuts its doorways on Boxing Day to give staff some extra time with family over Christmas.

But most stores will be open again from 8am on Tuesday December 27. In the run-up to New Year’s Eve, the majority of Aldi stores is going to be open from 7am – 10pm Monday to Friday.

You can check the times for your nearest store here .


Supermarket Lidl will also be closing on Boxing Day this year. Lidl stores will also be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day over the festive season.

Marks plus Spencer

Marks and Spencer will be shut on both Christmas Day and Boxing Time this year, to give its staff members a well-earned break with their family and friends.

But the retail giant will open back up from 9am on Wednesday December 27, and you can check here for more information.

House Bargains

Home Bargains will close all of its UK stores on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day time. The variety discount retailer announced it would close shops at the earlier time of 5pm on Christmas Eve too.

This will be the fourth year the store has chosen to keep its doors closed on Boxing Time. The retailer said this wants to give workers more time to spend with family and friends on the Christmas season this year.

Most stores will be open from 9am on Tuesday December 27 and you can check your local opening times here .


A shopper enters an Iceland store

Iceland is shutting on Boxing Day to provide staff a break over the festive period

Iceland has confirmed that all stores across the country will be closed upon Boxing Day. The supermarket’s boss, Richard Walker, said: “We’ll be closing all our Iceland and Food Warehouse stores on Boxing Day, to give our colleagues a well-earned rest using their friends & families. ”

Most locations will reopen from 9am on Tuesday December 27 and you can check your local Iceland and Food Warehouse opening times here .


For the third year in a row, Poundland will be shutting its doorways on Boxing Day. Stores will also be closed on New Year as a thank you to all staff members this year.

For more information, you can check your local store’s opening times here .

Pets at Home

The pet store chain will be closed on Boxing Day for the third year in a row. The retail stores plus grooming services will be shut on December 26, as the company said it wanted to recognise the hard work of its colleagues throughout the year.

It’ll reopen with reduced Bank Holiday hours on December 27. Check your local store’s opening occasions for more information


Home improvement retailer Wickes will be shut for three days over the festive period; Xmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Most shops will be open again from 7am on Tuesday Dec 27.

On Brand new Year’s Day, Wickes is going to be closed in Scotland stores will be closed, but open up in England and Wales until 4pm. Check your local store’s opening hours here .

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