The shops closing on Boxing Day including Aldi, Home Bargains… – msnNOW


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 supermarkets 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. Aldi and Lidl are just a few of the shops which are doing so this year.

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


Discount supermarket chain Aldi will be closing on both Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. As well as Christmas Day, it usually shuts its doors on Boxing Day time 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 shops will be open from 7am – 10pm Monday in order to Friday.

You can check the times for your nearest store here .


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

Marks and Spencer

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

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

Home Bargains

Home Bargains will close all of its UK stores on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. 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 the doors closed on Boxing Day. The retailer said it wants to give workers more time to spend with family and friends over the Christmas season this season.

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


A shopper enters an Iceland store

© Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images A shopper enters an Iceland store

Iceland has confirmed that all stores across the country is going to be closed on Boxing Time. 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 with their friends & families. ”

Most locations will reopen from 9am on Tuesday Dec 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 doors 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 shop chain will be closed upon Boxing Day for the third year in a row. The particular retail stores and 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 times for more information


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

On New Year’s Day time, Wickes will be closed in Scotland stores will be shut, but open in England plus Wales until 4pm. Look at your local store’s opening hrs here .

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