The Best Advent Calendars for Kids

Advent calendars are special calendars used to count down the days until Christmas. Advent calendars for kids usually feature small candies, toys and other treats to help them get excited in anticipation of the holiday season. We've rounded up some of the best advent calendars for kids this year, from iconic children's brands like Play-Doh, Disney and LEGO.

The Best Advent Calendars for Kids
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar photo

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LEGO Friends Advent Calendar

Little LEGO lovers will have a blast opening up each day of this LEGO Friends advent calendar. This advent calendar features 330 pieces, and every day they open has pieces that construct to make one of 24 holiday-themed LEGO builds. ($30; amazon.com)

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Funko Pop! Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Make the holiday season even more magical with this fun Harry Potter advent calendar for kids. Each day reveals a pocket-sized POP figurine of all your child's favorite Harry Potter characters, totaling 24 characters in all. ($60; amazon.com)

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Quilted Kids Advent Calendar photo

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Quilted Kids Advent Calendar

Pottery Barn Kids makes a giant quilted advent calendar that parents can fill with small gifts of their own choosing and be used year after year. The 25 pockets are big enough to hold multiple small toys, treats or candies for multiple kids, and you can even have the calendar personalized with your child's name or your family's last name. ($89; pbkids.com)

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Crayola Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar photo

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Crayola Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar

Creative kids will get a kick out of the contents of the Crayola Christmas Countdown advent calendar. 24 daily crafts make it fun for kids to count down the days until Christmas and includes awesome Crayola art accessories like markers, paint and Model Magic modeling clay. ($20; amazon.com)

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Meri Meri Hair Accessory Advent Calendar photo

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Meri Meri Hair Accessory Advent Calendar

Little girls will love opening up a new hair accessory every day with this Meri Meri advent calendar. Surprise accessories like hair ties and decorative bobby pins will have her looking and feeling her best all winter long. ($42; merimeri.com)

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Hot Wheels Advent Calendar photo

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Hot Wheels Advent Calendar

Get the holidays rolling with this fun Hot Wheels advent calendar for kids. This advent calendar features 24 days of surprises, with eight decorated Hot Wheels toy cars and 16 accessories. ($20; amazon.com)

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar photo

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LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

May the force be with you as your kiddo opens up these Star Wars LEGO accessories for 24 days! This advent calendar has 280 pieces that combine to create 24 LEGO Star Wars characters and mini models. ($40; amazon.com)

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Dylan's Candy Bar Advent Calendar photo

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Dylan's Candy Bar Advent Calendar

Iconic candy company Dylan's Candy Bar has an advent calendar that little ones with a sweet tooth will love. Each day has a sweet piece of chocolate candy wrapped in classic Christmas imagery like Santa, snowmen and nutcrackers. ($15; dylandscandybar.com)

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Disney Jr. Advent Calendar photo

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Disney Jr. Advent Calendar

Little Disney fans will be delighted with this sweet Disney Jr. advent calendar this holiday season. The calendar surprises include 11 mini figurines, five customizable holiday accessories, five character stickers and three decorative gift boxes. ($30; amazon.com)

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Jewelry and Accessory Advent Calendar photo

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Jewelry and Accessory Advent Calendar

If your kid loves a little bling, they'll absolutely adore this pretty pink accessory advent calendar. The 24 hair and jewelry accessory surprises include hair ties, hair clips, bracelets and cute clip-on charms. ($15; amazon.com)

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McCrea's Caramels Advent Calendar photo

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McCrea's Caramels Advent Calendar

Indulge in delicious, decadent caramels with this charming vintage-looking advent calendar from McCrea's. Kids will get to enjoy 24 days of caramels and 12 different flavors of this classic holiday candy. ($34; shopterrain.com)

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PAW Patrol Advent Calendar photo

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PAW Patrol Advent Calendar

PAW Patrol fans will have a blast exploring the treats inside this advent calendar for kids. The 24 collectible surprise pieces include beloved PAW Patrol characters and winter accessories for the figurines, like sleds, snowboards and snowmen. ($25; amazon.com)

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Hatchimals Advent Calendar photo

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Hatchimals Advent Calendar

Hatchimals are all the rage for kids during the holiday season, and this advent calendar is sure to keep them entertained! This calendar has over 50 surprises for children to uncover over 24 days. ($25; kohls.com)

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L.O.L. Surprise! Chocolate Countdown Calendar

Little ones who love L.O.L. Surprise dolls will love this sweet L.O.L.-themed milk chocolate advent calendar. The 24 chocolate candy pieces also come with a surprise jumbo candy cane and four fun stickers. ($13; amazon.com)

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Play-Doh Advent Calendar photo

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Play-Doh Advent Calendar

Give your kids something they can get hands-on with, like this cool and creative Play-Doh advent calendar. The calendar package comes with 24 small surprises and five cans of Play-Doh, including two festive sparkly Play-Doh colors to celebrate the season. ($40; amazon.com)

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VTech Go! Go! Wheels Advent Calendar photo

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VTech Go! Go! Wheels Advent Calendar

Little kids will enjoy the interactive features of this VTech advent calendar with 25 surprises. This advent calendar is designed for kids ages one to five and includes super fun gifts like a battery-operated Christmas Sleigh toy. ($22; amazon.com)

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Little People Advent Calendar photo

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Little People Advent Calendar

Toddlers will enjoy an advent calendar that surprises them daily with accessories from the popular Fisher-Price Little People toy line. The calendar includes 24 Little People friends and holiday-themed accessories. ($35; amazon.com)

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Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar photo

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Melissa & Doug Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar

Get your kids excited for the holiday season by helping them countdown the days with this adorable wooden advent calendar from Melissa & Doug. This magnetic advent calendar includes a wooden tree, 24 magnetic ornaments and a shining star for the top of the tree. ($20; melissaanddoug.com)

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Funko Pop! Marvel Advent Calendar photo

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Funko Pop! Marvel Advent Calendar

Little Marvel fans will consider you their personal hero when they open this awesome Funko advent calendar. Celebrate 80 years of Marvel comics with this set of 24 collectible figurines featuring iconic characters. ($60; hottopic.com)

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Funko Pop! Advent Fornite Calendar

Fortnite fans will finally take a break from gaming to get their hands on the fun figurines inside this advent calendar for kids. This calendar has 24 collectible pocket-sized vinyl figurines of Fortnite characters in the cartoonish Funko style. ($40; gamestop.com)

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