Fabulous Advent Calendars for Christmas

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Make the countdown to Christmas even more magical with one of these fun and unique Advent Calendars!

Advent calendars have always been a favorite Christmas tradition at our house. When my boys were little, they all waited anxiously for December first when I would put up all our advent calendars.  Some involved treats, some involved family activities, some just involved hanging an ornament on a tree. All of them have made our Christmas season just a little more special.

Fabulous advent calendars to help children count down to Christmas. Such a fun Christmas tradition!

I’ve compiled a list of over thirty advent calendars so you can either add to your collection, or start a brand new Christmas tradition. Some of them you can purchase all ready to go, some are kits, and some are links to sites with tutorials for making a DIY advent calendar. Have fun!

Advent Calendars to Purchase:

(Some of them sell out fast, so shop early!)

Fun Advent Calendars

This Stocking Countdown would be darling strung across a mantle!
stocking advent

A piece of chocolate every day till Christmas? I think I might need this Cadbury Advent Calendar for myself!
chocolate advent calendar

I’ve never seen anything like this Pop-Up Book Advent Calendar. So cool!
pop-up book advent

If you have an art lover at your house, this Christmas Countdown from Crayola is perfect!Crayola Christmas Advent Calendar

Magnets hold the pieces on this Nativity Advent Calendar. My kids would have loved arranging the pieces on the box. Fun!

I love this simple Wooden Advent Calendar!
Rustic Christmas Advent Calendar

My kids are crazy about Minions, so they would go nuts for this Minions Advent Calendar!

I love this simple Christmas Tree Advent. And again, I think the magnets just make it cool!
tree advent

These Advent Calendar Bags are simple but classic. So pretty!
Advent calendar bags

My favorite thing about this Silhouette Countdown is that it is totally customizable. You can put anything you want in the boxes – treats, activities, or even scriptures to read.
Christmas advent

I’m crushing on this unique Rustic Christmas Countdown.
rustic wood christmas countdown

I’m dying over the cuteness of this Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar. Adorable!
Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar

I love this tree version too. So cute!

I have the Little People Nativity Set and love it. I might need to add this Christmas Countdown to our collection!
Little People Advent CalendarEvery one of my boys have loved legos. They would have loved this Lego Advent Calendar when they were little!
Lego Christmas advent calendar

I love the intricate scene on top of these Wood Advent Calendar. So pretty!
wood advent calendar

This Felt Advent Calendar totally reminds me of my childhood. Anyone else? It is a kit that you can purchase, then work on while you are curled up watching Christmas movies.

DIY Advent Calendars:


We use this Stocking Advent Calendar every year. I fill each stocking with a fun family activity.
Christmas activity advent calendar with 40+ free printable activity cards.

I love advent calendars that focus on the true meaning of Christmas. Every night we light this Advent Candle, and read a scripture about the birth of Jesus.
christmas advent candle in front of Christmas tree

This is a beautiful advent calendar that focuses on the life of the Savior.

These little felted mittens from House Revival make a darling Advent Banner, don’t they?

Becky uses Dollar Store buckets to make this Merry Christmas Advent Calendar.
dollar store advent calendar

This Shoe Organizer Advent Calendar from Elizabeth Joan Designs looks so simple to make!

It doesn’t get much simpler than this Brown Paper Sack Countdown from Simply Kierste.
paper sack advent

This Mini Tree Boxes from Oh Happy Day just make me smile!
tree box DIY advent

Tausha made an adorable Tool Box Advent Calendar. Love!

It would only take a few minutes to put together this Poster Advent Calendar from Frog Prince Paperie.
free printable advent poster

This Acts of Service Countdown from Raegun Ramblings is really what the season should be about. Love this idea so much!

This Chalkboard Advent Calendar is so simple, but so pretty!

I love this Whimsical Framed Advent Calendar from Eighteen 25.
framed Christmas Advent calendar

These pocket sized Christmas Countdowns would make darling gifts!

I think I need to make one of these Wooden Tree Advent Calendars.
diy wood tree advent

I hope you find an advent calendar that your family loves. They are such a fun tradition!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful calendars!

  2. Daniya Gardener says:

    This is a really nice list! I always love doing DIYs, so I love some of the handmade advent calendars. Thanks for sharing!

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