Aldi has announced that its popular Advent calendars will be on store shelves starting November 3, 2021, with other calendar varieties rolling out through November and early December. The official Aldi website offers a sneak peak at the 2021 Collection Wine Advent Calendar and Emporium Selection Advent Cheese Calendar, with the full 2021 calendar lineup to be revealed in October.
Aldi Advent calendars have become fan favorites in recent years, with previous calendar themes including wine, cheese, beer, hard seltzer, coffee, chocolate, truffles, toys, cat treats and dog treats, children’s books, crafts, and candles. Advent calendars are a way to count down the days from December 1 to Christmas Day. Each day you open a small door on the calendar to reveal a little surprise.
All of the calendars are Aldi Finds. That means that each store will get a limited number of calendars, and the most popular calendars — in particular, the wine calendar — tend to sell out quickly. In recent years, Aldi has instituted a line ticket system to help control crowds and make for a more orderly process on the day the calendars go on sale. We recommend getting to your local store first thing in the morning for the best chance at scoring a wine calendar.
Aldi’s website offers the following additional information about the calendars:
- Supplies are limited and calendars will not be restocked after they sell out at a store location.
- Stores cannot hold or reserve calendars for customers. You must show up at the store to buy one.
- Aldi does not provide inventory counts for specific store locations, so after calendars go on sale, Aldi can’t tell you which stores still have Advent calendars.
- Cheese and alcohol Advent calendars will not be available for delivery or curbside pickup. Pickup and delivery availability for other calendars depends on the location.
- Aldi does not offer rainchecks on calendars.
Be sure to check back on Aldi Reviewer later for updates and a full list of this season’s Advent calendars. In the meantime, happy shopping and may the odds be ever in your favor.