One of the traditions in our home every Christmas season is to countdown to Christmas Day with an advent calendar. To be honest, we have a couple of them since my kids love them so much. It adds even more excitement to the holiday season. Each morning, my boys will run downstairs excite to open up the next box or drawer and reveal what is inside. Besides counting down to Christmas Day, the calendars can also promote creative play. Some of the Advent Calendars include a play mat or little figures to be used in play.
Something to keep in mind is that some Advent Calendars may contain small pieces and are intended for children ages 5 and up, unless otherwise noted. Please watch your children with these items and my disclosure policy can be found here.
LEGO CITY ADVENT CALENDAR
My boys love the LEGO Advent Calendars. This version of the LEGO City Advent Calendar comes with over 313 pieces! If you flip the box over, you will see 25 perforated boxes numbered from 1 to 25, each day, your child will open each box and inside will be a LEGO mini-figure or small building toys inside. This set includes five mini-figures!
SWEET DIARY TABLETOP ADVENT CALENDAR
This unique advent calendar from includes a 23.6” Pint tree and 23 mini ornaments! Pick up the SWEET DIARY Tabletop Christmas Advent Calendar for your home or office!
Each door in this Advent Calendar will reveal many different surprises to be discovered, such as paper craft decorations, small presents, stickers and accessories for your Hatchimals!
CHRISTMAS FABRIC TREE CALENDAR
Etsy is a great site to find awesome and unique Advent Calendars. Vermont Christmas Company makes many handcrafted fabric Advent Calendars including this one, a Christmas Tree Fabric Advent Calendar. This beautifully crafted Advent calendar comes with velcro affixed stuffed figures that are removed from the pockets and added to the scene each day of Advent. They also made a Nativity Fabric Advent Calendar as well!
PAW PATROL ADVENT CALENDAR
This Paw Patrol Advent Calendar comes with 24 Collectible Plastic Figures. Behind each door is a tiny, holiday-themed collectible! As the holidays get closer, kids can build out the world of Adventure Bay!
CHRISTMAS PANDORA DIY CHARM BRACELET – CALENDAR
The Christmas Pandora DIY Charm Bracelet Advent Calendar counts down ten days from Dec. 15th to Dec 24th. The first day is a bracelet and each following day a beautiful charm.
CRAYOLA COUNTDOWN CALENDAR
The Crayola Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar includes fun craft projects, gifts, and coloring activities to help kids count down to Christmas.
MOCHI SQUISHIES ADVENT CALENDAR
This adorable toy Advent Calendar has 24 cute Mocha Squishies including Santa! Great for boys or girls!
LEGO STAR WARS ADVENT CALENDAR
Another fantastic LEGO Advent Calendar is the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. This is the one that my oldest son never seems to tire. Also, there is a new LEGO Star Wars calendar every year, so if you have multiple kids, you can get a previous years box so they each have one and be unique. Build 24 festive LEGO Star Wars characters and mini models and play with them on the foldout play mat!
MELISSA & DOUG TREE CALENDAR
This Melissa & Doug Wooden Advent Calendar includes a magnetic tree with 25 unique magnets that children can decorate the tree and to help them countdown to Christmas.