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Best Kids Advent Calendars 2020

Kids Advent Calendars

Is it Christmas yet? Even when December 1 rolls around, the wait can still feel like an eternity for a kid, but Advent Calendars act as the perfect countdown gift! Behind each door is a small surprise that will fill your child with delight as the days go by. Included in 2020’s Advent Calendar options are family-favorite brands like LEGO, Disney, Harry Potter, and Playmobil. Choose the one you know your little one will love and make their day every day of the holiday season!

Want in on the fun? We encourage you to find an Advent Calendar for yourself, too!

Updated 10/7/20 to reflect 2020 calendar options.

Best Advent Calendars for Counting Down to Christmas With Kids:

1. Playmobil ‘Battle for the Magic Stone’ Advent Calendar 

Playmobil Advent Calendar

Image via Walmart.

Cost: $24.99. Buy it here!

What’s included: This Playmobil Advent Calendar is a magical medieval experience! It includes:

  • 3 knights
  • Animals: 1 wolf, 1 dragon, 2 scorpions
  • Accessories: 3 shields, 1 fireball weapon, 5 swords, 1 bag, 1 sword tray, 4 lances, 6 arm cuffs, 1 wolf setup, 1 map, 1 ballista, 2 helmets, 1 dagger, 2 magic flashes, 1 telescope, 1 magic lance, 1 desk, 1 inkwell with pen, 1 staff, 1 magic flame, 3 stones, 1 rock with hiding place

2. Mickey Mouse and Friends Plush Advent Calendar Wall Hanging

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Plush Advent Calendar Wall Hanging

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Cost: $59.99. Buy it here!

What’s included: This Disney Advent Calendar will offer your kids a cute way to welcome their favorite holiday year after year! “Mickey and Minnie help count down the dates to the big holiday. Tuck the tiny plush gingerbread cookie in each of the 25 numbered pockets of this Christmas tree wall hanging as each day of December goes by. At the top is a gleaming, golden star!”

  • Plush Christmas tree wall hanging
  • Golden star topper
  • Ruffled base with embroidered Mickey and Minnie art
  • 25 pockets, each with embroidered numerals
  • Tiny stuffed satin plush gingerbread mouse
  • 25 numbered pockets
  • Move plush cookie into a new pocket each day from December 1 to 25
  • Loop for hanging
  • Part of our Disney Holiday Cheer Collection

3. L.O.L. Surprise! Bling-A-Tree Advent Calendar

Image via Amazon.

Image via Amazon.

Cost: $16.89. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included:

  • “25+ Surprises and Activities. Every door reveals extra special bling, secret messages, and fun activities for the holidays.
  • A Holiday Backdrop. Create your own Christmas-themed photoshoot. Just add your favorite L.O.L. Surprise! dolls.
  • The Perfect Holiday Gift for the L.O.L. Surprise! Fan. Whether a diehard fan or a newbie, the L.O.L. Surprise! Bling-A-Tree Advent Calendar is a wonderfully creative and unique gift for the L.O.L. Surprise! fan in your life.
  • Start a Fun New Tradition. Save your removable tree to decorate year after year.”

Cost: $29.99. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included: ​”Count down to Christmas 2020 with Minecraft! This colorfully fun advent calendar comes packed with Mini Figures, accessories, and holiday surprises. Kids will open one door a day for 24 days to find Minecraft-themed delights to have fun with all year round. Discover 12 Mini Figures including Polar Bear, Snow Golem (of course!), and Hoodie Steve, a miniature bed dressed in holiday bedding, accessories, and lots more! It’s a delightful holiday gift for Minecraft fans age 6 and older. Colors and decorations may vary.”

5. Barbie Dreamtopia Advent Calendar with Doll

Image via Target.

Image via Target.

6. Marvel Storybook Advent Calendar

Image via Amazon.

Image via Amazon.

Cost: $26.99. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included:

  • “Count down to Christmas with 24 epic Marvel adventures! Join Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as they team up to defeat Super Villains and keep the world safe. Unwrap a mighty storybook every day!
  • Inside includes 24, 24-page small paperback books, each individually wrapped in a paper sleeve to keep every story leading up to Christmas a surprise!”

7. Playmobil Christmas Toy Store Advent Calendar

Image via Amazon.

Image via Amazon.

Cost: $24.99. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included:

  • “Set includes Christmas Toy Store backdrop, four figures, Christmas tree, snowman, gift boxes, tricycle, skateboard, and tons of other toys and accessories
  • 2 women, 1 Santa Claus, 1 boy Accessories: 1 diorama “Christmas in the toy shop”, 1 Christmas tree, 1 sales counter with showcase, 1 table, 1 armchair, 1 laptop, 1 pair of scissors, 1 set of writing and painting accessories (6 pieces), 3 books, 1 skateboard, 2 dolls, 1 teddy, 1 doll cradle, 1 fairy, 1 baby rattle, 1 baby bite ring, 2 radios, 1 remote control, 1 racing car, 1 robot, 1 guitar, 1 cassette recorder, 1 microphone, 1 hobbyhorse, 1 strap, 1 toy cart, 1 football, 1 wooden sword, 1 suitcase, 1 bag, 1 Christmas letter, 1 pair of gloves, 1 pair of arm cuffs, 1 peaked cap, 1 fur hat, 1 top hat, 1 collar, 2 children’s handbags, 1 Santa hat, 1 shopping bag, 1 gift pack, 1 scooter”

8. Playmobil Christmas Farm Advent Calendar

Image via Amazon.

Image via Amazon.

Cost: $24.99. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included: “1 man, 1 girl, 1 boy Animals: 1 cow with velvety fur to stroke, 1 calf with velvety fur to stroke, 1 pig, 2 piglets, 1 chicken, 6 chicks, 1 cat, 1 kitten, 3 mice, 2 rabbits, 1 bird Accessories: 1 diorama “On the farm”, 1 children’s tractor, 1 trailer, 1 tree, 1 fence element, 1 rabbit hutch, 1 hay tray rabbit hutch, 1 pitchfork, 1 feeding bowl, 6 flowers, 2 apples, 2 carrots, 1 feed basket, 1 green fodder, 1 straw fodder, 1 hay bundle, 1 grass bundle”

 

9. LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Image via Target.

Image via Target.

Cost: $39.99. Buy it here!  *Check out all the 2020 Harry Potter Advent Calendars here!

What’s included:

  • “Give LEGO Harry Potter fans a magical build-up to Christmas with the toy-a-day LEGO Harry Potter Advent Calendar (75981). Behind each of the 24 doors is a different Harry Potter toy to build, play with, and display
  • Includes Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Padma Patil, Parvati Patil, and Cho Chang minifigures, plus buildable models such as a miniature Beauxbaton’s carriage and dining table with ice-castle centerpiece
  • As the big day gets closer, kids can recreate Hogwarts holiday scenes – including the amazing Yule Ball
  • This magical, festive calendar is a perfect pre-Christmas gift for kids aged 7 and up – with 24 days of surprises and imaginative Harry Potter fun that lasts all year long
  • The 24 Harry Potter gifts found within this special holiday calendar can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO bricks for endless creative building”

Image via Target.

Cost: $19.99. Buy it here!

What’s included: ​”Make the holiday season a cool countdown with colorful Christmas-themed packaging and 24 windows for a daily surprise. Start unlocking surprises on the first day of December for a Christmas Day countdown Hot Wheels style! This Hot Wheels Advent Calendar will delight kids of all ages. There are eight decorated Hot Wheels vehicles and sixteen accessories for every day leading up to the holiday. The Hot Wheels Advent Calendar now includes a foldout playmat for kids to play with their new Hot Wheels vehicles and accessories!”

Image via Target.

Cost: $29.99. Buy it here!

What’s included: “Make the Christmas countdown even more exciting with the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar (41420). Kids will find a new buildable surprise hiding behind each door. The calendar is filled with super-cute Christmas characters, all of which belong to three themes: Emma’s room, Santa’s toy workshop, and a winter wonderland. As kids open the doors they will progress through each setting, adding to the feeling of excitement. Kids can decorate their rooms with the models, which include a LEGO Friends Mrs. Claus and 2 elf mini-doll figures, or play with the items together to make for a more creative narrative play. There are also action features, such as a fun snowball-launching catapult and a toy skateboard that rolls. The fun toys are simple to build and come with clear instructions so kids aged 6+ can construct the gifts quickly and get on with the creative play. Introduce kids to Heartlake City, a place of great friendships and very merry Christmases!”

12. LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

Image via Target.

Image via Target.

 

Cost: $39.99. Buy it here!

What’s included: “Kids can wake up to a gift every day in the run-up to Christmas with the 2020 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75279) holiday building set. Behind each of the 24 doors is a Star Wars LEGO minifigure, LEGO figure, buildable starship, vehicle, or location. Also, look out for a code to unlock Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game content. There are 6 LEGO minifigures and 6 LEGO figures to discover, such as Darth Vader with Christmas sweater decoration and D-O with a festive hat, plus a foldout playmat with an image of the Millennium Falcon with Christmas lights to inspire creative play. The 12 mini builds in this holiday calendar include Anakin’s Podracer, a Republic Cruiser, and Darth Vader’s Castle. Since 1999, the LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations, and characters from the legendary Star Wars universe. LEGO Star Wars building toys are hugely popular, with fun Christmas gift ideas for kids and fans of all ages.”

13. LEGO City Advent Calendar

Image via Target.

Cost: $29.99. Buy it here!

What’s included: “Give your child a fun way to get into the holiday spirit with the LEGO City 60235 Advent Calendar playset. It has 24 different buildable presents, one for each day of the season, including a snowmobile, snow fort, curling set, fireplace, rocking chair, telescope, and much more. This children’s Advent Calendar includes 7 minifigures and a husky dog figure.”

Cost: $28.99. Buy it here!

What’s included:

  • ​”Comes with 24 MINIS train engines, including 6 exclusive holiday-themed toys
  • Peep! Peep! A super-festive railway is pulling into the station under the tree. Young conductors can discover a special surprise every day as they countdown to Christmas with this Thomas & Friends™ MINIS Advent Calendar from Fisher-Price. Christmas on the Island of Sodor is the most festive time of all. Kids can celebrate the holiday season by unwrapping a different miniature push-along train engine for each day from December 1 – 24th, including 6 exclusive MINIS engines with holiday-themed decorations!”

Image via Amazon.

Cost: $49.99. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included:

  • “Super Mario Advent calendar includes 24 days of surprises
  • Count down the days until Christmas by revealing a new figure or accessory each day
  • Includes 17 articulated 2. 5” figures and 7 accessories
  • Display your favorite figures with the pop-up environment pieces to create your own scene
  • Each numbered door contains a figure or accessory piece from the Super Mario video games”

Image via Amazon.

Image via Amazon.

Cost: $19.99. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included: “Star Wars micro force figures are expressive, small-scale figures from the Star Wars universe! Kids can start or add to their micro force collection with the Star Wars Micro force Advent calendar, including 24 figures and 7 exclusive stickers from a galaxy far, far away! Look for the holiday-themed figures and translucent figures! Calendar includes 24 openable windows so that for each day of the countdown, kids can discover 1 unique micro force figure. Package also folds down to reveal a Star Wars backdrop, so kids can apply stickers and play with figures on a star Wars-inspired scene!”

18. Funko Advent Calendar: Harry Potter – 24 Vinyl Figures (2020)

Image via Amazon.

Image via Amazon.

Cost: $39.96. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included:

  • “Countdown to Christmas with a line of Harry Potter-themed pocket Funko Pops! Featuring the Wizarding World’s favorite witches, wizards, beasts, ghosts and house elves, this Harry Potter advent calendar promises a very jolly Christmas indeed, especially when paired with treacle tart and a mug of hot Butterbeer.
  • Open one of the tiny doors each day to reveal which of the 24 Pocket Pops! vinyl figures will join your collection that day. Hide them among your other holiday decorations or assemble them within your collection to spread cheer among your other collectibles.
  • Celebrate the season with Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Hagrid, and more!”

19. Funko Advent Calendar: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Image via Amazon.

Image via Amazon.

Cost: $39.99. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included:

  • “Count down the holidays with this Nightmare Before Christmas advent calendar from Funko!
  • Hidden behind little doors are 24 different Pocket Pop! vinyl figures waiting to surprise you.
  • All the characters are from Nightmare Before Christmas. Who will make an appearance? Perhaps Jack Skellington? Or maybe Oogie Boogie will try to steal the show.
  • Pocket Pop! vinyl figures range in height depending on character. The maximum height is 2 inches tall.”

20. Funko Advent Calendar: Dragon Ball Z Pocket Pop! 

Image via Amazon.

Image via Amazon.

Cost: $39.96. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included:

  • “Count down the holidays with this Dragon Ball Z Christmas Advent calendar, from Funko!
  • Each figure inside is a different pocket Pop! version of all your favorite Dragon Ball Z characters!
  • Which character will you receive from this 24 day Dragon Ball Z Pocket Pop! advent calendar. There’s Goku, Vegeta, Master Roshi, Piccolo, and more to discover.”

21. Minnie Mouse Advent Calendar

Image via Amazon.

Cost: $34.99. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included:

  • “Mix and match over 24 Minnie Mouse Fashion Doll outfits and accessories to create your own #MinnieStyle look!
  • This calendar makes the perfect holiday gift for any Minnie Mouse fan!
  • Includes: 1 Minnie Doll, 3 Dresses, 1 Jacket, 1 Top, 2 Skirts, 5 Headpieces, 3 Pairs of Sunglasses, 4 Purses, 1 Backpack, 5 Pairs of Shoes, 1 Coffee Cup, 1 Water Bottle”

 

22. Crayola Christmas Advent Calendar

Crayola Christmas 2020 advent calendar

Image via Shop Crayola.

Crayola Christmas 2020 advent calendar

Image via Shop Crayola.

Cost: $21.99. Buy it here!

What’s included: “The Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Advent Calendar inspires creativity with 24 daily holiday crafts to make as they wait for Santa’s arrival. Each of the numbered calendar “doors” opens to reveal a fun Crayola item and corresponding activity for kids. The calendar is a wonderful way to keep up the holiday spirit and create mementos to keep or give as gifts. Great gift for girls and boys, ages 3 & up.”

 

22. Grinch Advent Calendar

The Grinch 2020 advent calendar

Image via Amazon.

The Grinch 2020 advent calendar

Image via Amazon.

 

Cost: $29.99. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included: “Countdown to Christmas with Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Advent Calendar! This festive calendar comes with 14 ornament-size figures and 11 accessories inspired by Illumination and Universal Picture’s new animated film, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. Look out for the exclusive Baby Grinch Figure! The calendar features a scene from Who-ville that makes for a beautiful display and can double as an environment for kids to play with their figures. Open a new window each day to reveal your surprise! The perfect gift for the Holidays. Ages 3+.”

 

23. Melissa & Doug Wooden Seasonal Advent Calendar

Melissa & Doug wooden Christmas countdown calendar

Image via Melissa & Doug.

Cost: $22.99. Buy it here!

What’s included: “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. Kids can pick a favorite design to place on the tree each day, following the numbered outlines to fill the tree right up to Christmas. They’ll also love to switch, move, and rearrange the pieces to customize their very own tree countless times!”

 

24. Disney Storybook Collection Advent Calendar

Disney Advent Calendar

Image via Amazon.

Cost: $23.96. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included: “All new and festive content for 2020! Count down to Christmas with all your Disney and Pixar friends. Unwrap 24 books this holiday season and enjoy a magical tale every day leading up to Christmas.

Inside includes 24, 24-page small paperback books, each individually wrapped in a paper sleeve to keep every story leading up to Christmas a surprise!”

 

25. Fisher-Price Little People Advent Calendar

Fisher Price Little People Advent Calendar

Image via Amazon.

Cost: $34.99. Buy it on Amazon!

What’s included: 

  • “Open a door every day to find something new for holiday play!
  • Start on December 1st and end on December 24th
  • Advent Calendar includes 24 Fisher-Price Little People friends & holiday-themed accessories
  • Watch the excitement build each day as Christmas gets closer!
  • A great way to introduce numbers & counting, too!”

 

26. Meri Meri Wooden Woodland Advent Calendar

Meri Meri Woodland Critters advent calendar

Image via Meri Meri.

Meri Meri Woodland Critters advent calendar

Image via Meri Meri.

Cost: $42. Buy it here!

What’s included: “Create a beautiful woodland scene with this remarkable wooden advent calendar set. It features a suitcase, with a leather handle, covered with a charming iconic festive design. Inside are numbered trays which reveal small etched wooden pieces, designed to make something really special to look at and enjoy.

This festive themed suitcase, with a leather handle, has numbered trays. The trays open to reveal decorative etched wooden pieces to create a woodland scene around a Christmas tree. It has lots of sparkly gold foil detail, on the suitcase and trays, for a stylish, cheery look. Pack of 24.”

Good to know: Meri Meri has lots of advent calendars! See them all here.


Looking for more Advent Calendars? Check out all the 2020 Advent Calendars!


Kids advent calendars 2020

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Comments (12)

  1. So many great calendars! Thank you so much!

  2. Just got the Little People one! So exciting to see that. It’ll be by boys’ first intro to Christmas.

  3. Dragon ball and Minecraft both speaking to me😁

  4. Wow!! Great selection. There’s really something here for all ages and the prices are great too.

  5. Oh I love this! I just got the Playmobil Christmas Toy Store! So cute!!

  6. Ooh! I’ll get the hot wheels one for a gift if it doesn’t sell out by December. Thanks for the idea!
    I would have loved the Barbie one when I was a kid

  7. Some really cute ones. I kinda want some of them for ME.

  8. Thank you so much for this! I would love to see this list every year please!

  9. Thank you for this post! It just saved me so much time!

  10. This list is missing the best one! MeriMeri’s woodland creatures advent calendar!!!

    • yes! And their railway one!

  11. This is an awesome curation of kids advent calendars! Thanks for putting it together!

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