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November 25, 2022

Our Favorite Advent Calendars for Kids Big and Small

Surprises all December long!

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Child with Advent Calendar

Christmas gifts don’t necessarily have to wait for the big day. Today, there are fun-filled advent calendars to be enjoyed throughout December. While advent calendars can be traced back to the 19th century, it wasn’t until 1958 that the first chocolate advent calendar appeared on shelves. Today, these special calendars can be filled with just about anything. Your child’s favorite brands and characters have new and exciting calendars every holiday season. From kids big to small, there’s an advent calendar for many things we love. Santa.com rounded up some of our favorites for you to explore!

Paw Patrol Advent Calendar 


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Paw Patrol to the rescue! This fun, festive advent calendar features their favorite characters from the iconic hit preschool show. Each day brings a whole new surprise. It could be a figure of  Chase or Marshall, or maybe it’s a cool accessory. Your kid won’t want to wait for the next day’s Paw Patrol surprise!

View the Paw Patrol Calendar on Amazon

LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Everyone’s favorite wizard is back with another LEGO advent calendar, new for 2022. This magical Christmas countdown is filled with miniatures that any fan will recognize. Of course, there’s Harry Potter himself, along with some familiar friends like Neville Longbottom and evil enemies, we’re looking at you, Lord Voldemort. 

View the Lego Harry Potter Calendar on Amazon

5 Surprise Mini Brands Advent Calendar

The ever-popular 5 Surprise Mini Brands have come out with another holiday advent calendar for collectors to enjoy. This calendar even includes exclusive minis, so it’s a perfect early Christmas gift for the kid who collects toys. Get ready for unboxing excitement every day of the month!

View the Surprise Mini Brands Calendar on Amazon

Pokemon Advent Calendar 

Those adorable yet slightly dangerous creatures from Japan have found themselves once again stuffed inside an advent calendar. Colorful Pokemon from across the brand’s history are lurking inside, waiting to be caught. Friendly Pokemon like Pikachu, Ditto, and Evee are going to be set free along with silly and stylish holiday accessories for them to enjoy.

View the Pokemon Advent Calendar on Amazon

LEGO Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special Advent Calendar

With the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special right around the corner, this advent calendar is just the thing to get you ready and in the spirit! Drax, Mantis, Star-Lord, and the whole Guardians gang are just ready and waiting to get opened and put together.

View the Lego Guardians of the Galaxy Calendar on Amazon

LOL Surprise Advent Calendar

If your child just can’t get enough of these cute little dolls with their clever accessories and fashionable clothing, they’ll go bananas for this LOL Surprise advent calendar. Filled with over twenty-five items, including a figurine, this advent calendar is stuffed full of exciting clothes and items for your kid’s collection.

View the LOL Surprise Advent Calendar on Amazon

My Little Pony: A New Generation Advent Calendar 

You can’t go wrong with an advent calendar filled with colorful Ponies! Each day your child can unbox a new, mini pony or animal from the My Little Pony universe. Each one of these equine delights is small, adorable, colorful, and positively collectible. 

View the My Little Pony Calendar on Amazon

LEGO Friends Advent Calendar

Everyone can use more Friends! This LEGO Friends advent calendar has figures to open and miniatures to build, like a popcorn machine, a microphone, and even a hot dog stand. There are so many adventures to be had!

View the Lego Friends Calendar on Amazon

Cars Advent Calendar

Car-fixated little ones will love this advent calendar, whether they’ve seen the classic animated Pixar film or not! This calendar is filled with squat little cars and winter and holiday-themed items to interact with, including a wintery racetrack.

View the Cars Advent Calendar on Amazon