Advent calendars are always popular for the holidays. No matter the family’s own unique traditions—whether it’s gifting them at Thanksgiving to build holiday excitement, or using them as a portal to the elves’ magical home—counting down to the holidays is more fun when it features kids favorite characters and toys. Here’s a lit of some of this year’s best advent calendars available, featuring favorites such as Paw Patrol, Crayola, LEGO, and more!

Paw Patrol Advent Calendar (Spin Master)

 

Behind each of the 24 doors in this calendar is a tiny, holiday-themed Paw Patrol collectible. As the holidays get closer, preschool fans can build out the world of Adventure Bay. With these tiny collectibles in hand, kids can let their imaginations run wild as they create all new missions for their favorite pups!
Ages: 3+
MSRP: $24.99


Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Advent Calendar (Spin Master)

Craft a holiday scene by unfolding the Hatchimals collectible advent calendar to discover a winter scene right out of Hatchtopia! With more than 50 surprises to discover, kids can build out their holiday scene each day. Open up each tiny door to discover paper craft decorations, small presents, stickers, and accessories for your Hatchimals. This Advent calendar has exclusive characters both in-egg and out-of-egg, too!
Ages: 5+
MSRP: $24.99


Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar (Crayola)

There are 24 daily holiday-themed Crayola crafts help kids count down to Christmas. Each numbered door reveals a Crayola item and corresponding activity. Complete the activities or use the Crayola tools to play your own way. Kids can create fun mementos to give as holiday gifts or to decorate your home with holiday cheer.
Ages: 4+
MSRP: $19.99


Playmobil 123 Christmas on the Farm (Playmobil)

This Playmobil advent calendar is designed with pieces sized especially for toddlers. The set comes with many friendly farm animals—and Santa with his bag of presents in the reindeer sleigh. It includes a backdrop, four figures, a sleigh, reindeer, a farm fence, chickens, a variety of animals, and other accessories.
Ages: 18 MOS.+
MSRP: $24.99


Playmobil NHL Advent Calendar Road to the Cup (Playmobil)

The NHL Advent Calendar Road to the Cup is the newest Playmobil advent calendar on the market this year. It contains 24 surprise items, so kids can experience the journey from young child hockey fan to NHL superstar with accessories such as a professional contract. Bring the action to life by pulling back the adult player’s lever to move the hockey stick and fire the puck across the rink. This is a great set for fun play during the winter and beyond.
Ages: 5+
MSRP: $27.99


Playmobil Advent Calendar Santa’s Workshop (Playmobil)

Looks like the elves are busy getting ready for Christmas! This classic Playmobil Advent Calendar creates Santa’s Workshop with 24 exciting presents, including an electric lantern. Once kids reveal all the pieces, they can help Santa load the sleigh to deliver the toys. This set can be fun Christmas activity and décor for all the Christmases to come.
Ages: 4+
MSRP: $24.99


Playmobil Advent Calendar Christmas Post Office (Playmobil)

There’s a lot of hustle and bustle at the Christmas Post Office to mail all the packages on time! The Advent Calendar Christmas Post Office contains 24 surprise items to help the team have everything they need to have the gifts ready in time for Christmas day. This cute set can supplement other holiday-themed Playmobil toys.
Ages: 4+
MSRP: $24.99


Playmobil Advent Calendar Horse Farm (Playmobil)

The Horse Farm Advent Calendar from Playmobil contains 24 exciting equine items for each day leading up to Christmas. Once kids reveal all of the pieces, they can enjoy pampering the horses. This calendar is great for year round play.
Ages: 4+
MSRP: $24.99


LEGO City Advent Calendar (LEGO)

Build 24 different presents, including vehicles, minifigures, and seasonal items with this fun advent calendar. This building set includes a husky dog figure and five minifigures, including a snowman and a robot, as well as vehicles such as a drone, a spaceship, a race car, and a monster truck. Kids can use the pieces in the LEGO City Advent Calendar to build with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO bricks for creative construction in the new year too.
Ages: 5+
MSRP: $29.99


LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (LEGO)

Build 24 festive LEGO Star Wars characters and mini models, then play with them on the foldout play mat. The Star Wars advent calendar includes five minifigures, three figures, and buildable mini models such as a Tie Fighter. There are 307 pieces, but the pieces in this set are compatible with all LEGO construction sets for creative building every day.
Ages: 6+
MSRP: $39.99


LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (LEGO)

Build and collect these 24 festive LEGO friends leading up to Christmas. This LEGO Friends advent calendar set can be built together with all other original LEGO play sets and LEGO building bricks for creative play well beyond the holidays.
Ages: 6+
MSRP: $29.99

However you celebrate the holidays, having little surprises to discover everyday can bring out the magic of the season!