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In the run-up to Christmas, ALDI is extending its opening hours, opening from 8am during Christmas week to give shoppers more time to pick up last-minute food, drink, and gifts before the big day.

It’s good news for late shoppers also, with opening hours extended until 11pm. Stores will also be open until 7pm on Christmas Eve, but customers should check local store details online to avoid disappointment.

ALDI will close its stores as usual on Christmas Day and will once again keep all stores shut on St Stephen’s Day as a thank you to colleagues – as it has always done since opening in Ireland over 20 years ago.

The majority of stores will be open from 9am until 9pm in between Christmas and New Year, and until 7pm on New Year’s Eve to help shoppers get everything they need to ring in the new year, at unbeatable value.  

Commenting, Niall O’Connor, ALDI Group Managing Director, said: “It’s important to us that our customers get enough time to stock up on all the essentials they need for Christmas this year.  We are extending our opening hours during Christmas week to make sure more shoppers can avail of our fantastic, award-winning range of food and drink offerings and conveniently pick up everything they need for a festive Christmas.

“We also would like to recognise and thank our amazing colleagues who go above and beyond to serve their local communities every day at ALDI.  Therefore, we will once again be maintaining our tradition of keeping our stores closed on St Stephen’s Day.”

ALDI has everything customers need to make this Christmas and New Year special, thanks to its award-winning range of delicious food and drink, and an array of gifts for all the family. Details of ALDI’s amazing Christmas range can be found here.

ALDI is recruiting for new store colleagues ahead of the busy Christmas period, and currently has 450 roles available nationwide. Interested applicants can apply for open vacancies through

ALDI Extended Christmas Opening Hours:

Friday 16th:                                          9am to 10pm

Saturday 17th:                                    9am to 10pm

Sunday 18th:                                       9am to 10pm

Monday 19th:                                      8am to 11pm

Tuesday 20tt:                                      8am to 11pm

Wednesday 21st:                                8am to 11pm

Thursday 22nd:                                   8am to 11pm

Friday 23rd:                                          8am to 11pm

Saturday 24th:                                    8am to 7pm

Sunday 25th:                                       CLOSED

Monday 26th:                                         CLOSED

Tuesday 27th:                                      9am-9pm

Wednesday 28th:                               9am-9pm

Thursday 29th:                                    9am-9pm

Friday 30th:                                          9am-9pm

Saturday 31st:                                     9am-7pm

Sunday 1st:                                         CLOSED

Customers can find more information about their local ALDI store’s opening hours over the Christmas period at

For more information, please contact the following:

ALDI Press Office: 01 637 1777 or

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General Customer Service Queries: Contact Form Product ( or call 1800 991 828