10 Coolest Kids Advent Calendars (and Where to Find Them)

This year, if you’re searching for a way to skip the sugar high and choose a calendar that’s going to provide a bit of excitement every time you open up a box, you’re in luck. We’ve found some choices that you (and the kids) are going to love. Here are some of our top choices for advent calendars for kids to count down to Christmas.

Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Calendar | The 24-Day Calendar of Surprises features 24 numbered doors, each representing one day of the holiday season. Behind each door, kids will find a special Crayola item and a fun activity waiting for them. From finger puppets to tree ornaments, every item gives kids a way to creatively channel their enthusiasm for the holidays.

Melissa and Doug Tree Calendar | Add some kid-friendly holiday cheer and a charming yuletide ritual to your home with this wooden magnetic holiday tree! The set includes 24 unique magnetic ornaments plus a shining star for Christmas day–all of which fit neatly in the attached box at the base of the tree.

Playmobil NHL Advent Calendar | Race across the frozen pond for a shot on goal with the PLAYMOBIL NHL Advent Calendar ‘Rivalry on the Pond’. This advent calendar contains twenty-four surprise items for each day leading up to Christmas. Once all the pieces are revealed, set up the players on the ice and let the game begin.

Playmobil Dress Up Party Playset | Ring in the holidays with exciting new outfits with the PLAYMOBIL Advent Calendar ‘Dress Up Party’. This advent calendar contains twenty-four surprise items for each day leading up to Christmas. Once all the pieces are revealed, discover a lavish dressing room filled with stylish outfits.

Fisher Price Little People Advent Calendar | What’s behind the door today? Little ones will love opening the door to find a new Little People friend or fun, holiday-themed accessory each day as Christmas comes closer! By December 24th, they’ll have a whole new set of holiday toys to “make merry” with! Start a whole new Countdown to Christmas tradition with a fun surprise every day! You can even use the Little People Advent Calendar to practice numbers and counting skills with your toddler!

Play Doh Advent Calendar | Count down to the holidays, Play-Doh style! Does Door 5 hide a snowflake stamper? Is there a tree mold behind Door 1? You’ll have to find out what’s hiding in the Advent Calendar. With a different surprise gift for each day leading up to the holiday, there’s no knowing what festive creations you’ll be able to shape for the season — and beyond! Includes 24 surprises, playmat, and 5 cans of Play-Doh Brand Modeling Compound.

Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar | Available this year at Costco for just under $40, the advent calendar is filled with your favourite Tsum Tsum collectible figurines. Perfect for small children that already have a collection, there’s a new figure to open, discover and play with, every day.

Lego Star Wars Advent Calendar | Have fun every day with this festive LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar. Open up a door each December day to reveal a fun Star Wars gift, including characters, vehicles, starships and more. Unfold the play mat and battle with your collection on Hoth, Tatooine, Naboo and in space.

Barbie Advent Calendar | Celebrate the holidays in signature style with the Barbie Advent Calendar! Open a compartment each day — for 24 days — to discover a fab Barbie doll fashion (doll sold separately), cool accessories and even a gift for you! With items for Barbie doll, like a party dress, shoes, purses and jewelry, as well as extra-fun pieces like a wrapped present, cell phone and puppy, girls will love playing out Barbie dolls busy holiday schedule. There’s a special gift for the last box to open (for her!)

Mega Bloks Monster High Advent Calendar | Build a haunted holiday surprise every day and count down to the festive fun with the Advent Calendar by Mega Bloks Monster High! The advent calendar features 24 mystery windows. Open one each day to discover a different buildable Monster High-themed surprise, including three buildable mini fashion figures, small character-themed builds, and winter accessories like a tree and skis. Ideal for ages 6 and up.

Mega Bloks Ninja Turtles Advent Calendar | Celebrate the holidays in true Turtle style with your own Turtle-themed Advent Calendar by Mega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Add a little ninja-ness to your winter festivities when you open a new buildable, Turtles-themed surprise for every day of the holiday season! With 24 surprises to build, the Turtles’ Advent Calendar features four buildable, micro action figures with accessories, including one Turtle that you can equip to look like any of the four brothers! Connect with other Mega Bloks Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sets and build the Turtles’ world from the sewers up!

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