Want to count down to Christmas with Aldi? Plan to hit the stores early Wednesday to get your hands on Aldi’s limited Advent calendars.
Wednesday is the second annual day of the national discount grocer’s Advent calendar, which occurs on the first Wednesday of November. Sixteen calendars will go on sale when stores open Wednesday, including the wine and cheese, beer and toy and candy collections.
Festive calendars are used to count the days of Advent, the religious days leading up to Christmas Eve, and traditionally offer simpler treats like chocolate. But in recent years, finer dishes have been hidden behind paper shutters, from perfume to liquor, to woo holiday shoppers.
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To get your hands on one of the limited items, which have sold rapidly over the past few years, with some landing on eBay, you’ll need to visit one of more than 2,100 Aldi stores in 37 states. However, not all states or municipalities allow the sale of alcohol in grocery stores; these stores are expected to sell cheese and other calendars.
At his websiteAldi said “the calendar collection goes on sale Wednesday, November 3, with new varieties of calendars rolling out throughout November and early December.”
Aldi says that depending on the offer, some calendars “may be available for purchase online in the days following Nov. 3. Curbside pickup and delivery for Advent calendars and accounts holiday countdowns differ by location”.
Costco has already released its 2021 Wine and Beer Advent Calendars. The Costco Wine Calendar is $99.99 and the Beer Calendar sells for $59.99. Prices and availability vary by location.
Many major retailers around the world plan to sell the Cheese Calendar which bills itself as the original Cheese Advent Calendar.
The “Ilchester So Wrong It’s Nom Cheese Advent Calendar” is set to be available Nov. 1 for $20 at stores nationwide, including Sam’s Club, Target, Supervalu, Sprouts, Schnucks, Meijer, Jewel, Lidl and Publix.
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Aldi Advent Calendars 2021
Aldi will start rolling out Advent calendars on November 3.
Wine Advent Calendar and more
- Cafe Barissimo Advent Calendar ($9.99)
- Beer Advent Calendar ($49.99; select markets)
- Connellys 12 Day Irish Cream ($29.99)
- Emporium Selection Cheese Advent Calendar ($14.99)
- Sparkling Wine Countdown to New Years ($29.99)
- The 2021 Collection Wine Advent Calendar ($59.99)
Advent calendars for self-care
- Bee Happy Craft Advent Calendar ($12.99)
- Huntington Home Advent Calendar Candle ($4.99)
- My Beauty Spot 12 Days of Bath Fizz ($12.99)
Toy Advent Calendars
- Lego City Advent Calendar ($29.99)
- Lego Friends Advent Calendar ($29.99)
- Lego Marvel Avengers Advent Calendar ($39.99)
- Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar ($39.99)
- Mattel Cars Advent Calendar ($16.99)
- Mattel Polly Pocket Advent Calendar ($16.99)
- Mattel Kids Toys Advent Calendar ($24.99)
- Merry Moments My Friend Gnome Kit ($24.99; limit one per customer)
- Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Advent Calendar ($19.99)
- Warner Brothers Elf Advent Calendar ($29.99)
- Warner Brothers Christmas Story Advent Calendar ($29.99)
Candy Advent Calendars
- Choceur Advent Calendar ($1.49)
- Moser Roth 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar ($4.99)
- Moser Roth 24 Days of Christmas Nutcracker Advent Calendar ($8.99)
- Moser Roth Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar ($14.99)
Pet Advent Calendars
- Pure Being Cat Advent Calendar ($5.89)
- Pure Being Dog Advent Calendar ($5.89)
Aldi Advent calendar release date
Aldi has confirmed to USA TODAY that the following calendars will be released on National Advent Calendar Day, Wednesday, November 3, with additional calendars being released in November and December.
- Emporium Selection Advent Calendar
- Café Barissimo Advent Calendar
- Moser Roth Luxury Chocolate Advent Calendar
- The 2021 Collection Wines Advent Calendar
- beer advent calendar
- Lego City Advent Calendar
- Lego Friends Advent Calendar
- Lego Marvel Avengers Advent Calendar
- Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar
- Nickelodeon Paw Patrol Advent Calendar
- Mattel Cars Advent Calendar
- Mattel Polly Pocket Advent Calendar
- Mattel Kids Toys Advent Calendar
- Merry Moments My Friend Gnome Set
- Pure Being Cat Advent Calendar
- Pure Being Dog Advent Calendar