For many years, the much-anticipated Next Boxing Day sale saw long queues outside the nation's stores from the early hours on December 26. 

But since 2021, the fashion and homeware chain has kept its shops shut on Boxing Day as well as Christmas Day to give its staff a well-earned break.

This is the case again in 2023 and those wishing to bag an early bargain can shop online from Sunday, December 24. 

A spokesperson for Next confirmed that the online sale starts on Christmas Eve and the in-store sale begins on Wednesday, December 27 at 6am.

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All UK Next stores will be closed on December 25 and 26, which falls on a Monday and Tuesday this year, and there are five branches in Norfolk. 

Three are in the Norwich area, located in Hay Hill in the city centre, at Riverside Retail Park and at Longwater Retail Park in New Costessey.

There are two other Next branches in Norfolk, located at Gapton Hall Retail Park in Great Yarmouth and Pierpoint Retail Park in King's Lynn.