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If you haven’t heard the buzz about ​​Aldi Advent calendars yet, well, you’re probably going to once Nov. 1, 2023, rolls around. That’s when we expect to see this year’s new batch of Aldi Advent calendars. Last year they had over 25 different kinds of Advent calendars available! With wine, cheese, and even hard seltzer surprises nestled inside, these countdown calendars sell out quickly every year, and for good reason.

The Aldi Advent calendars get released in waves, with the first batch predicted to drop on Nov. 1 and the second batch likely dropping on Nov. 22 (the day before Thanksgiving). Then the final few calendars come out a couple of weeks later, most likely on Dec. 6 this year.

If you’re hoping to grab one, we recommend heading to the store first thing in the morning. For the first release last year, Aldi employees had to hand out tickets about an hour before stores opened due to high demand — particularly for their beer and wine Advent calendars!

There are a few things you don’t want to buy at Aldi due to their price points, but these limited-quantity Advent calendars aren’t one of ’em.

If you’ve never shopped at Aldi before, then you’ll want to first brush up on our Aldi shopping tips. And don’t forget the quarter you’ll need for the shopping cart.

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Aldi Advent calendars come out in three waves, with the first release likely happening on Nov. 1, 2023.

Candle advent calendar at Aldi

Last year, the first batch of Aldi Advent calendars came out in stores on Nov. 2, with the second round out on Nov. 23. They had new calendar varieties rolling out throughout November and early December, with the last (and final) release of Aldi Advent calendars happening on Dec. 7, 2022.

During the first in-store release, Aldi allowed you to claim your spot in line about an hour before the store opened. They provided tickets to make sure you knew if you were going to be able to make it inside to even get an Advent calendar.

And before you even think about skipping the line, you should know that Aldi’s Advent calendars are not eligible for Aldi grocery pickup.

TIP: Not all Aldi stores sell Advent calendars containing alcohol. In certain states, alcohol sales at grocery stores aren’t permitted by law. But if yours does, you’ll be limited to purchasing only one alcohol Advent calendar per person.


Does Aldi restock their Advent calendars?

Aldi doesn’t restock seasonal or limited-time items like the Advent calendar, so if you’re looking to snag one, be sure to head to your Aldi store early on release day — and not even a day later.


Aldi had more than 25 Advent calendars to choose from last year, with prices ranging from $1.49 up to $59.99.

Cheese advent calendar at Aldi

Aldi released 26 Advent calendars on Nov. 2, and two new Advent calendars on Nov. 23 and Dec. 7. The first round of releases included the highly sought-after Aldi Wine Advent Calendar, the Hard Seltzer Advent Calendar, the Emporium Selection Advent Cheese Calendar, and the Merry Moments My Friend Gnome Kit.

In addition to the Advent calendars, there were many holiday decor items and gift-wrapping essentials that came out at the same time.

Prior releases of the Aldi Advent calendars have included Irish cream, beer, chocolate, sparking wine for New Year’s, bath fizzers, candles, and other toy-themed calendars.

TIP: You should know that Aldi’s return policy — aka the “Twice as Nice” guarantee — isn’t valid on the Advent calendars. But who would want to return their Advent calendar, anyway?


Advent & Holiday Calendars Released on Nov. 2, 2022:

The Bee Happy craft advent calendar in an Aldi shopping cart.


Advent & Holiday Calendars Released on Nov. 23, 2022:


Advent & Holiday Calendars Released on Dec. 7, 2022:



How much are the Advent calendars at Aldi?

Candle advent calendar at Aldi

Depending on which Advent calendar you choose will determine the price. The hottest item is the wine Advent calendar. It includes 24 187-mL bottles of wine from around the world and has a price tag of $59.99. The beer Advent calendar includes 24 12-ounce cans for $49.99, while the hard seltzer Advent calendar comes with 24 12-ounce cans for $39.99.

The cheese Advent calendar is $16.99. The bigger chocolate Advent calendars start at $8.99, and the smaller ones go as low as $1.49. The toy Advent calendars start at $17.99 and go up to $29.99. You can even get a candle Advent calendar for as low as $4.99.

Along with the rising cost of groceries, some of the prices of these Advent calendars increased from the previous year as well. But lucky for us, the wine Advent calendar was cheaper in 2022 than it was in 2021, when it was $99.99!

Related: Curious as to why is Aldi so cheap? We found out the answers.

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