Growing up my mom always got my brother and I an Advent Calendar for Christmas. They were usually the flat paper ones with flaps that revealed a Bible verse or a vintage looking Christmas character or angel, but every once in a while we’d get the ones with chocolates! Those were our favorites! But now…. wow! There are so many amazing options for fun Christmas Advent Calendars!
We’ve done the research and found the best Advent Calendars you can buy for your kids to help them count down the days until Christmas! Or if you’re more of a DIYer, we have several beautiful homemade advent calendars you’ll want to get a jump start on making now so you’re ready to go!
Advent Calendars For Kids
Make every day leading up to Christmas a building adventure with the LEGO City Advent Calendar. Open the windows featuring 24 gifts, including a husky dog, sleigh, Santa, snow plow, minifigures and more!
May the Force be with you all season long with the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. Every day in December is a countdown to Christmas in a galaxy far, far away with exclusive LEGO Star Wars minifigures and buildable fun. Build 12 festive LEGO Star Wars characters and mini models and play with them on the foldout play mat! It’s the perfect holiday gift for LEGO Star Wars fans both big and small.
Count down to a LEGO Friends Christmas this December. Build the holiday story with Stephanie on her journey to the Christmas market. Take her snow scooter past all of the holiday-themed scenery you’ll find hidden inside. Then stop off for presents, snacks and some winter fun with ice skating. Find animals, build decorations and help her to get ready for the best holiday in Heartlake City. Includes 236 legos with 24 buildable surprises in the calendar.
Make your child’s holidays special with the PAW Patrol Advent Calendar! This calendar is packed with 24 gifts, including holiday-themed collectibles and your child will be able to build out the world of Adventure Bay!
Unfold the Hatchimals collectible Advent calendar to discover a winter scene right out of Hatchtopia! This Advent Calendar includes 10 exclusive Hatchimals collectible, 12 accessories, 5 paper crafts, 4 tiny presents, 4 sticker sheets, 5 bows and 5 nests so your child can create a magical winter Wonderland!
This Frozen castle features detailed artwork including your favorite Disney Frozen characters. The construction is sturdy and it can be reused year after year. This advent calendar does NOT come with anything inside the 24 compartments, so parents are free to choose small gifts their child will love!
The Playmobil Advent Calendar Santa’s Workshop contains twenty-four surprise items for each day of Advent, including four figures, sleigh, work bench, reindeer, slide, bike, tons of toys, and plenty of other accessories to help Santa get ready for his big night!
DIY Advent Calendars
If you’d prefer to make your own Advent Calendar, we found some great options for you!
Last Minute Advent Calendar | In the Little Red House
DIY Bucket Advent Calendar | Pinterest
OurWarm Felt Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar
Okay, so this is a halfway DIY Advent Calendar… Embroidered with different Christmas elements such as love, Christmas tree, Christmas stockings patterns, these felt bags come with a sturdy red ribbon to easily enclose your choice of gift securely.
Magnetic Advent Calendar | Twig & Thistle
Advent Calendar & Garland | Shizzy Knits
Do you put up an Advent Calendar each year? And if so, do you lean towards DIY or store bought? Leave a comment and let me know!