Boxing Day – which is always December 26th, the day after Christmas – came about many moons ago. It was initially called Boxing Day because employees (or, back then, servants and tradesmen) would receive Christmas boxes from their employers, or even customers. Today, it’s more of a shopping day, with tons of great deals across the country, much like the United States’ Black Friday. If you’re looking for where to shop in Edmonton AB this year, then we’ve got a few ideas for you.
West Edmonton Mall
The largest shopping centre in the city, you can bet West Edmonton Mall will be a destination for shoppers on Boxing Day. We tried to find information on mall-wide sales or special deals for their big-name stores, but couldn’t find anything. We imagine there will be plenty to do and hope that all of your favorite stores will offer great sales prices if you decide to hit up WEM the day after Christmas.
If the West Edmonton Mall isn’t your scene or it’s already been picked clean, then Kingsway Mall would be your next-best bet, as it’s the second largest mall in Edmonton. It might not have as many stores, and we still don’t have any information on specific sales, but it still makes a great place to shop. So if shopping is your way to celebrate Boxing Day, stopping by Kingsway Mall is a great plan!
While malls are great, especially when it comes to bulk buying while taking advantage of major sales, it’s hard to be the experience of shopping on Whyte Avenue. Whyte Ave, a street filled with great little shops and stores, is one of the most popular places to shop in Edmonton regardless of what day it is. while we don’t know if any of the stores will be celebrating Boxing Day with crazy sales or deals, we do know you’ll find something you love no matter what.
Whether you plan on going shopping on Boxing Day or not, we simply hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a relaxing Boxing Day. Happy Holidays from the whole Wheaton Toyota on the Trail family!