This year, the chain is expanding the selection of these popular holiday items, with new versions featuring beers, toys and dog treats set to arrive in stores on Wednesday, Nov. 6, according to the Aldi Shop Differentli blog.
The wine calendar features 24 mini bottles of red, white, bubbly, sweet and dry wines from around the world for $69.99. Open one flap each day to find a new variety of wine in a 187-milliliter bottle. A Countdown to the New Year with sparkling wine arrives in stores on Dec. 4.
The new Cheers and Beer advent calendar will have two dozen 11.2-ounce individual bottles of imported beer, including seven exclusive varieties. It costs $49.99.
The Emporium Selection cheese calendar has 24 snack-sized European cheeses such as Edam and Gouda and pairs perfectly with the wine calendar. Last year, they were $14.99.
The chain also will carry traditional chocolate advent calendars for $1.39 to $7.99, plus toy calendars for kids that will feature Disney books, Barbie, Toy Story 4, Paw Patrol, Hot Wheels and Cars. Prices range from $9.99 to $19.99. There also will be a new dog-treat calendar that pet parents will love sharing with their fur babies for $5.89.
In 2019, Advent begins on Dec. 1 and runs through Christmas Eve. Advent calendars have small numbered flaps, one of which is opened on each day to reveal a picture or treat.
The popular seasonal items go fast and won’t be restocked, Aldi said.