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Stores Closed On Boxing Day 2020 & New Years Day 2021

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Posted 4th Dec 2020
Retail workers have been working hard this year, especially those in essential retail jobs. So as a thank you from their employer some retailers will not be opening on Boxing Day to give their staff more time with their families to celebrate the Christmas season and try to forget about the hell of a year we've had.

So here is a list of retailers closing on Boxing Day (will be updated when more are announced - if I've missed one please post in the comments )

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Marks & Spencer's

Days closed - Boxing Day & New Years Day

M&S have announced they will close all their stores and its Distribution Centre and Customer Support centre in Castle Donington will also close.

M&S had previously planned to open 200 stores on Boxing Day but have decided not to as a way to thank its employees for keeping their work up during both lockdowns.

Throughout the pandemic, our colleagues have gone above and beyond to deliver for our customers and as we enter the busy festive season they are doubling down on their efforts once again to help our customers deliver the Christmas magic for their families and friends,” M&S chief executive Steve Rowe said.

2020 has been a uniquely challenging year for everyone and this Christmas, the celebrations we have, will be more precious than ever.”

M&S will also close stores for New Years Day, re-opening them on Jan 2nd 2021.

M&S Tweet on the closures
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Waitrose & Partners

Days closed
- Boxing Day & New Years Day

Like every other year Waitrose & Partners will be closed this year on Boxing Day, so will JL. Obviously Waitrose stores have been open throughout the pandemic so this extra day off although normal is something the stall I'm sure will be grateful of.

Waitrose and JL will also close for New Years Day, re-opening Jan 2nd 2021.

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Aldi

Days closed - Boxing Day and New Years Day

All 830 of the German discounter stores will be closed on Boxing Day to allow staff more time with their families after working during both lockdowns

Though this year isn't the first that Aldi have been closed on Boxing Day.

Aldi will also close on New Years Day, re-opening Jan 2nd 2021.

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LIDL

Days closed
- Boxing Day and New Years Day

Lidl will be closing all its stores outside of the M25 motorway as it did last year, for stores in the M25 stores will remain open 10am - 7pm, stores outside of the M25 will reopen on the 27th as usual.

On New Years day the same will happen with stores outside the M25 re-opening 2nd Jan as usual.

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ASDA

Days closed - Boxing Day and New Years Day

ASDA has joined the list of supermarkets closing for Boxing Day, all 631 ASDA stores in the UK will be closed on the 25th and 26th December. This is to allow staff more time with family and to thank them for their work during both lockdowns. ASDA is also giving all its frontline staff a bonus.

"This has been a challenging year and you have all done an incredible job, continuing to serve our customers and communities while juggling so many other commitments, but it’s also been challenging from a personal perspective as we have not been able to spend time with our families and friends, which has been hard for us all. As you know, the strict guidelines set out by the government will change between 23rd and 27th December and more households will be able to gather together."

"This is of course our busiest time of year but it was important for us to give as many of you as possible the opportunity to spend this time with those loved ones that you may not have not seen for many months so, uniquely for this year, we will not reopen our stores until December 27."

Stores will remain open New Years Day on reduced hours, check your store with their store checker for opening hours.

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Home Bargains

Days closed - Boxing Day

Home Bargains announced on Twitter and Instagram that they wouldn't be opening their stores on Boxing Day to thank its employees for their hard work during the pandemic.

To all our staff: Thank you for all your hard work once again this year, All our stores will be closed on Boxing Day to ensure you are able to spend time with your friends and family.”

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B&M Bargains

Days closed
- New Years Day

B&M have confirmed they will be open on Boxing Day but will close all their stores on New Years Day.

"To give our colleagues a well-deserved rest, all B&M stores will be closed on January 1st" B&M wrote on its official Facebook page.



Wicks

Days closed - Boxing Day

Wicks are also closing their doors on Boxing Day to thanks their employees, unlike M&S though, Wicks are also closed on Christmas Eve something that the company has never done in its 48 year history.

Wicks will remain open for New Years Day on reduced hours, check your store with their store checker for opening hours.

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Homebase

Days closed - Boxing Day & New Years Day (Scotland)

Like Wicks, Homebase will remain closed as a way to thank employees who worked hard during half the first lockdown, which they where closed for in the first few weeks, and then during the second lockdown. Stores will re-open on the 27th December.

On New Years Day Homebase stores in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will open on Sunday hours but in Scotland their stores will be closed, re-opening 2nd Jan 2021.

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Pets At Home

Days closed - Boxing Day

Another essential retailer, Pets At Home has also announced they will not open on Boxing Day.

As a small but tangible sign of our appreciation, I have decided to close all of our stores on Boxing Day this year to give our colleagues much-needed time with their families and loved ones,” Pets at Home boss Peter Pritchard said.

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The Entertainer (TheToyShop)

Days closed - Boxing Day & 27th December

The Entertainer will not be opening any of its stores until Monday 28th December, they will close for Christmas on Christmas Eve and be closed for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and the 27th as it is a Sunday a day which The Entertainer is always closed on.

Our stores will close on Christmas Eve and will reopen on again until Monday 28 December, giving our employees three of the five days of the eased restriction period to spend Christmas with the people they cherish,” The Entertainer chief executive Gary Grant said.

Stores will remain open New Years Day, check your store with their store checker for opening hours.

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John Lewis & Partners

Days closed - Boxing Day & New Years Day

John Lewis & Partners will again close this Boxing Day as they always do. Stores will remain open on Christmas Eve and then re-open on the 27th December. JL will also close for New Years Day.

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