Working in retail can be rather soul destroying at times. Dealing with unruly customers, busy stores in the run up to Christmas, and the worst part is having to work Boxing Day. 2020 has been a horror of a year, and with many retail workers on the front line working extra hard in unusual conditions, some are being given an extra day off. At long last, some stores are shutting for not just Christmas Day, but Boxing Day too.
Stores Closed Boxing Day 2020 UK
I don't know about you but I love Boxing Day. Leftover turkey and the rest of that bottle of Baileys whilst the kids play away with their new toys. They've come back down from the excitement of Christmas Day, so it's a much more enjoyable atmosphere for everyone. For Boxing Day 2020, some well known stores in the UK will be shut giving retail workers some much needed time with their families.
They are as follows...
Doors will close at 6pm on Christmas Eve and will reopen come 27th December. Plus, most Aldi* stores will shut at 6pm on New Year's Eve and reopen on 2nd January.
Most of Asda* stores will shut at 7pm on Christmas Eve and will welcome your custom from the 27th December. As far as we know, they will have stores open at reduced hours on New Year's Day.
You have until 5pm in most stores to grab those last minute items, on Christmas Eve. After that stores won't be open until 27th December. Some Home Bargains stores will be open on New Year's Day.
Lidlwill be closing all stores outside of the M25 on Boxing Day, but those inside that ring-road are to be open on reduced hours. As for New Year, it's looking like most stores will be shut (apart from those with the M25 area)
Marks and Spencer
Marks and Spencer* were one of the first stores to announce that they were giving their staff an extra day off during Christmas. At first they planned to close only 200, but now all of their stores will keep their doors shut on Boxing Day.
Pets At Home
Make sure Fido has all the goodies he needs to tick him over the festive period, as Pets at Home* have confirmed they will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day this year.
Poundland* are closing all of their stores on Boxing Day, as well as the usual Christmas Day. You'll still be able to grab those purse-friendly stocking fillers on Christmas Eve though as they are thought to be open as normal.
The Entertainer are going that extra mile for it's employees and is not only closing on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but on the 27th December also. Well done!
Waitrose* are closing the majority of their stores on Boxing Day with the exception of those located at service stations and Shell petrol forecourts. Come New Year's Day, only a small number of their stores will be open.
For those of you wanting to scoop up a DIY bargain, you'll have to hold your horses. Wickes* are closing all of it's stores on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
If 2020 has shown us anything, it's that we really don't need to be in a supermarket everyday and that shop workers have truly earned that extra day off. Plus, I reckon there will be some brilliant bargains to be had from the 22nd onwards due to the two day closure. Everyone's a winner!
Desperate for a supermarket on Boxing Day? Morrisons, Sainsbury's and Tesco all plan on opening their stores on a reduced hour basis, so be sure to check with your local store for opening times.
Images - Google, Huddersfield Examiner, Lidl, Pets at Home, Poundland, thetoyshop.com and Wickes.