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Best Kids Advent Calendars for 2021!

Toy Advent Calendars can help you bring daily Christmas cheer to your home as you countdown to the big day for 2021. These boxes contain surprise items for kids of all ages. Whether you have teens, tweens, kids, toddlers or one (or two!) of each, Toy Advent Calendars are sure to be a hit. There’s bound to be a box suitable for any age and even adults who love toys!

These boxes have fun and classic themes like Disney, Lego, Playmobil plus toddler hits Peppa Pig and Thomas the Train, and new favorites like LOL Surprise, Harry  Potter, and Funko! Kids advent calenders really can make the buildup to Christmas much more enjoyable, compared to just crossing out the dates on a boring old calendar. Give these calendars as pre-Christmas presents and you can be sure they can keep your kids occupied up until the holidays.

Make the Christmas countdown much more exciting. Check out these awesome Toy Advent Calendars and let the memories begin!

Looking for even more advent calendars? Check out all the Advent Calendars or find more on Amazon, or see the list of Advent Calendars in the directory! 

LEGO City

The LEGO City Advent Calendar for 2021 is now available!

Build the excitement as the festive celebrations approach with the LEGO® City Advent Calendar (60303) toy playset. Kids can count down to the big day with fun mini-builds, popular LEGO City Adventures TV series characters and cool accessories. Just fold down the snowy city play mat and the scene is set for endless imaginative adventures.

LEGO City Advent Calendar ($29.99)

Fun models that are quick and easy to build This LEGO City Advent Calendar makes a great gift for children aged 5 and up. Each surprise toy comes with easy-to-follow building instructions ensuring that even new LEGO builders can enjoy a fun build-and-play experience.

Cool Christmas toys for kids LEGO City Advent Calendars are packed with inspiration, festive excitement and wonderful surprises for kids who love creative play. The buildable toys, LEGO City Adventures TV series characters and accessories included in this calendar can also be combined with existing LEGO toy playsets for even more fun.


Minecraft

The 2021 Minecraft Advent Calendar from Mattel and Mojang is available to pre-order!

Minecraft Advent Calendar ($24.99)

Count down to Christmas with this colorfully fun advent calendar that comes packed with Minecraft Mini Figures and surprise holiday stickers! Kids will open one door a day for 24 days to find Minecraft-themed delights to have fun with all year round. It's a delightful holiday gift for Minecraft fans age 6 and older. Great collectibles for Minecraft fans! Includes 12 Mini Figures and 12 Stickers. Colors and decorations may vary.


LEGO Harry Potter

The 2021 Harry Potter LEGO Advent Calendar is now available to order! The calendar is $39.99 and is available on Amazon and is also available at Lego.com!

A special Christmas treat for Harry Potter™ fans. The LEGO® Harry Potter™ Advent Calendar (76390) contains 24 daily gifts for kids to reveal throughout December’s build-up to Christmas.

Magical toys to recreate iconic Harry Potter scenes!

Behind each of the calendar’s 24 doors is a different gift. There are 6 minifigures – Harry Potter, Ron Weasley™, Hermione Granger™, Draco Malfoy™, Dudley Dursley and Griphook – plus exciting items and enchanting accessories from the Harry Potter movies. Asthe big day approaches, kids can combine the toys to recreate Harry’s amazing journey from Privet Drive to Hogwarts™: the Hogwarts letters arriving through the fireplace; collecting gold from Gringotts’ vault; picking up Harry’s school supplies; and meeting Hedwig™ the owl. A colorful spinner unlocks even more excitement with a fun game. With so many play possibilities, the magic will last all year! Also includes 2 random wizard card tiles (16 in total to collect).


Pokemon

The 2021 Funko! Pocket Pop Pokemon Advent Calendar is available now for pre-order! This calendar is $39.99, and will launch on 11/22.

  • Jump start your quest to catch them all by getting the Funko Pokémon Countdown Calendar
  • Open one of the tiny doors to reveal which of the 24 Pokémon Pocket Pops! will join your collection that way.
  • Vinyl figures range in height, depending on character, from approximately 1.25-inches to 2.15-inches tall.

 Here's a peek inside:


LEGO Star Wars

The 2021 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar is available now! This calendar is $39.99 and will include 7 popular characters, 17 mini builds, and more! The calendar is also available at Lego.com!

Give Star Wars: The Mandalorian fans a delightful surprise every day in the run-up to Christmas with the 2021 LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar (75307). Behind each of the 24 doors is a LEGO minifigure, LEGO figure, buildable vehicle, weapon or accessory, all inspired by Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 2.

Mini builds, maximum fun. There are 7 LEGO minifigures/figures/droids in this holiday calendar: The Mandalorian and the Child (Grogu), affectionately known as Baby Yoda, both in festive outfits, plus a Scout Trooper, Stormtrooper, Tusken Raider, IG-11 and IT-O Interrogator Droid. Children will also love building and playing with mini builds such as The Razor Crest, TIE Fighter, Tusken ballista snow launcher, training targets and the Child’s hoverpram.


Hot Wheels

Vroom vroom! The 2021 Hot Wheels Advent Calendar is available now!

The Hot Wheels Advent Calendar is the perfect way to get your favorite Hot Wheels fan into the holiday spirit. Behind each of the 24 doors is an awesome surprise that's fun and festive. Open each day to find something new -maybe one of the eight different 1:64 scale vehicles or maybe a cool new accessory. The front panel of the box flips open and serves as a playmat to use with the new treasures. The Hot Wheels Advent Calendar makes a great gift for kids 3 years and older or the Hot Wheels collector who's been on Santa's good list all year. Colors and decorations may vary.

Hot Wheels Advent Calendar ($19.99)


2021 Roblox Advent Calendar: 24 Days of Surprises!

The 2021 Roblox Holiday Advent Calendar by Jazwares is now available for preorder (shipping this 10/10)! This calendar is $29.99 and will feature 24 days of surprises, including 6 exclusive holiday figures!

Can you feel it, that chill in the air? Count down the days until Christmas with a festive surprise waiting each new morning. Featuring holiday twists on Roblox figures and items, these fun and frosty items are sure to make your yuletide bright.


Disney Storybook

The 2021 Disney 7 Days 'Til Christmas Storybook Advent Calendar is available for pre-order now! This calendar will start shipping on 10/26.

FYI - Disney Storybooks sold out last year before it was actually released - we recommend preordering!

Disney 7 Days 'Til Christmas Storybook Advent Calendar ($14.99)

Bring a little magic to your festive season with this collection of stories!

Brand new for the 2021 Holiday season, this double-sided countdown calendar comes with 8 die-cut pockets that you open during the seven days leading up to Christmas! The first seven pockets contain mini paperback storybooks with beloved Disney & Pixar characters, and the final pocket includes a blank letter and envelope for your child to write a letter to Santa.


Funko Harry Potter

The 2021 Harry Potter Funko Pop! Advent Calendar is now available for preorder (shipping this 11/24)! Thanks to Greg for the tip!

  • Harry, Ron, and Hermione want to join your collection of Wizarding World miniatures!
  • Collect the trio and more with the Harry Potter advent calendar. Open a one of the tiny doors to reveal which of the 24 Pocket Pops! will join your collection that day.
  • Hide them among your other decor, assemble them within your collection, or create a new display of mini collectibles for your desk.
  • Vinyl figures range in height, depending on the character; maximum 2-inches tall.

Harry Potter Funko Pop! Advent Calendar ($39.99) sneak peek:


Mindware Dinosaurs

Here’s an advent calendar with 12 days of Dinosaur Excavation: the 2021 MindWare Dig It Up! Dinosaurs Advent Calendar! For ages 4 and up get to experience the excitement of discovery like a real paleontologist as you excavate 12 unique dinosaur eggs!

MindWare Dinosaurs Advent Calendar ($25.95)

Experience the thrill of discovery just like a real paleontologist as you excavate 12 dinosaur or bug eggs! Each egg contains a different miniature dinosaur or prehistoric bug model. Learn how to identify each extinct species using the Excavation Guide. Whether you choose Dig It Up! Dinosaur Eggs or Dig It Up! Big Bugs, every egg includes its own chisel and set of instructions.


Playmobil Back to the Future

The 2021 Back to the Future III Advent Calendar from Playmobil is here! This calendar is $39.95, and includes your favorite Back To The Future characters in WildWest theme!

Off to the WildWest with Marty McFly and Doc Brown! Including the characters from 1955 and 1885 as well as accessories to convert the DeLorean (item no. 70317 - sold separately) for the next time travel. Bonus for real fans: exclusive diorama with four different movie locations plus collector's postcard included.

For Back to the Future fans, this pre-Christmas season will be a real blast! With the brand-new "Back to the Future III" advent calendar, movie enthusiasts can reminisce and re-enact legendary scenes of the cult film series. This time, friends Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown are transported far back to the past to the year 1885, where they not only have to deal with the rough customs of the Wild West, but also with swashbuckler Buford Tannen. Of course, local schoolteacher, and later Doc's girlfriend, Clara Clayton and terrier Copernicus may not be missing in this adventure. As a special extra, this unconventional advent calendar includes an exclusive diorama showing various movie locations and a cool collector's postcard. In addition, the DeLorean (70317 - sold separately) can be converted with the included accessories for the various time travels. With nostalgic flair and iconic details, this advent calendar brings not only PLAYMOBIL fans with full energy Back to the Future. The Wild West is waiting!

LEGO Friends

The LEGO Friends Advent Calendar for 2021 ($29.99) is now available to order on Amazon and at LEGO!

Let youngsters play out the perfect Christmas with the LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar (41690). Behind each of its 24 doors is a beautifully detailed construction toy that will help make the Christmas countdown almost as much fun as the big day itself!

A daily delight to discover Among the 24 presents, kids will find 5 LEGO Friends characters in micro-doll form. There is also a gift for each girl that represents their passion. This buildable creative kit lets kids recreate cozy holiday activities – children can make a book that can be read from a brick-built fireside chair beneath the Christmas tree.

Packed with play value The mini models can be used to decorate a kid’s bedroom, but they are also perfect for creative play – there’s a blender with a lifting arm, a spinning rolling pin and an oven with a door that opens so kids can role-play baking seasonal treats. Make the holiday season truly magical for kids, with an Advent calendar that gives joy through the holidays and beyond.


Haba My First

The 2021 Haba My First Advent Calendar is available now! This calendar is $35, and includes 24 wooden figures!

The farmyard animals are very excited. All of a sudden, a few days before Christmas, lots of beautifully wrapped gifts appear. Maybe Santa accidentally lost them? Theo the raven is determined to find out. The animals also need Theo’s help with all the preparations that need to be done before Christmas. So the little raven has plenty to do – the children learn what he needs to do every day when they open a calendar door. Lovingly designed play material lets them actively experience and recreate the story. Makes the time before Christmas pass quickly! Perfect for all children ages 2 years and older.


Disney Storybook

The 2021 Disney Storybook Advent Calendar is available for pre-order now! This calendar will start shipping on 11/16.

FYI - this item sold out last year before it was actually released - we recommend preordering!

Disney Storybook Advent Calendar ($25.49)

All new and festive content for 2021! Count down to Christmas with all your Disney and Pixar friends. Unwrap 24 books this holiday season and enjoy a magical tale every day from December 1st through December 24th!

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!


Thomas & Friends MINIS

The Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar for 2021 is now available!

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!

Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends MINIS Advent Calendar ($39.99) includes:


Minnie Mouse

The 2020 Disney Minnie Mouse Fashion Doll Advent Calendar is available now!

Disney Minnie Mouse Fashion Doll Advent Calendars ($34.99)

With Minnie Mouse Fashion Dolls, you can express your inner-fashionista and be part of Minnie's fabulous world! Bold, fun, fashion-forward, Disney's Minnie Mouse is a modern style icon with classic charm! Minnie inspires girls to express themselves with unique positivity and daring confidence as she celebrates every day as the best day ever!


Schleich

The 2021 Schleich Advent Calendars are available now! There are 3 available sets at Schleich - Wild Life, Horse Club, and Farm World! These calendars will launch by 9/1. You can grab these sets on Amazon, too!


Nintendo

The Nintendo Super Mario Advent Calendar is now available for pre-order (release date 10/1)! This calendar is $49.99, and will include 24 Super Mario character figures and accessories.

Nintendo launched its first console, the Nintendo Entertainment System, in North America in 1985 and with it, introduced the popular Super Mario Bros. franchise. Mario has since gone on to star in many gaming adventures, becoming the pop-culture icon he is today. Along with his friends Luigi, Peach, Yoshi, and Toad, this classic video game hero has an enduring appeal for fans of all ages!

The countdown to Christmas just got more fun this holiday season with the Super Mario Advent Calendar. This holiday themed advent calendar is full of surprises! Reveal a 2.5 inch scale figure or accessory each day to start or add to your collection. Includes 24 popular Super Mario characters and accessories, featuring Ice Luigi, Princess Peach, Light Blue Yoshi and first releases of a special Santa Mario, Snowman Mario, Snowman Luigi and more.

Each figure and accessory is hidden behind a numbered door so you don’t know what you will get next. The holiday themed packaging allows you to open up the front panel and use the pop-up environment to display and create your own Christmas scene. This is a great holiday gift for Super Mario fans of all ages.

Here's a sneak peek:


Barbie

The 2021 Barbie Advent Calendar is available now for $29.99! The theme is Festive Holiday!

​Kids open a door a day for 24 days with the Barbie Advent calendar! Behind each door is an article of day-to-night clothing or a trendy accessory—perfect for playing out festive fashion fun all season long and beyond!

Here's a peek at what's inside:


Nightmare Before Christmas

The 2021 Nightmare Before Christmas Official Advent Calendar is now available for just $26.99! This calendar includes stickers, ornaments, and holiday greetings to display!

Counting down to Christmas has never been more fun than with this frighteningly entertaining countdown calendar based on Disney's Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. This special countdown calendar opens to reveal 25 gifts that include mini books, note cards, ornaments, and other surprises to take readers through the 25 days of the happiest holiday of the year.


LEGO Advent Wreath

The Lego Advent Wreath is here for a brick-style twist on traditional advent wreaths! This build is $54.99, and features the iconic Christmas Wreath complete with bows and candles to represent the Advent weeks! You can get it at LEGO directly, or check Amazon too.

Display on your table or on your door!

Count down to Christmas with this LEGO® Iconic Christmas Wreath 2-in-1 (40426). This building set features evergreen leaf elements, signifying everlasting life, and has illustrated instructions to help create 2 beautiful decorative designs – 1 with a big, buildable red bow, another with 4 brick-built candles representing the 4 weeks of Advent. A fun, seasonal gift for ages 9 and up, it will add festive cheer to any home when hung on a wall, used as a table decoration or displayed any other way.


Mindware Putty

The MindWare 12 Days of Putty Scents Advent Calendar is here for 12 days of squishy smelly glittery holiday putty fun! With the scents of the holidays and fun holiday themed glitter inclusions, every day will be a full on sensory surprise!

MindWare 12 Days of Putty Scents Advent Calendar ($24.99)

Counting down to the holidays just got a whole lot stretchier, squishier and sweet smelling! This holiday countdown calendar contains 12 tins of scented putty, including seasonal favorites like frosted cookie, gumdrop and peppermint bark. The high quality and long-lasting putties are packaged in beautifully designed tins. Kids will love discovering which holiday-themed scented putty is behind each door.

Here's what you'll get:


Peppa Pig

The 2020 Peppa Pig Advent Calendar is  available now!

Peppa Pig Advent Calendar ($50.99)

Countdown to Christmas with Peppa Pig! Behind each door of the Peppa Pig advent calendar is a surprise toy! There are 24 pieces to collect in total including Peppa, George and their friends, and even Santa! There's also a host of Christmas accessories, including a Christmas Tree! For ages 3 years and over. Styles may vary

Each calendar includes:


Building Vehicles

The D-FantiX Building Vehicles Advent Calendar is now available! This calendar is $22.99, and features 24 cute vehicle kits!

Features 24 cute vehicle building kit, including airplane, bulldozer, blender, excavator, watering car, fire Helicopter, fire truck, police cars and so on. lots more surprises await behind the calendar windows from December 1st to December 24th Christmas Eve.


Marvel Storybook

The 2021 Marvel Storybook Advent Calendar is available for pre-order now! This calendar will start shipping on 11/16.

Marvel Storybook Advent Calendar ($25.49)

Count down to Christmas with 24 epic Marvel Super Hero friends! Join Earth's Mightiest Heroes as they team up to defeat Super Villains and keep the world safe. Unwrap a mighty storybook every day from December 1st through December 24th!

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!


Harry Potter Pop-Up

The Harry Potter Pop-Up Christmas Tree Advent Calendar is now available! This calendar is $27.92!

Countdown to Christmas in the Great Hall! Inside you'll find the snowy Great Hall, just like in the films, with a pop-up Christmas tree. Hidden in compartments beneath the floor of the Great Hall are 25 removable and displayable keepsakes of magical artifacts from the wizarding world. There is also a 96-page booklet with behind-the-scenes details on props, set designs and special holiday moments the Harry Potter series.


FAO Schwarz Charm

The FAO Schwarz Charm Advent Calendar ($35.99) is here! Reveal a new charm every day for a custom look and a fun advent surprise!

Get into the spirit of the season with beautifully designed charms representing some of the season’s biggest icons. But the fun doesn’t stop in December. Pretty princess charms can be worn all year round!


Mindware Ornaments

The MindWare Color Your Own Ornaments Advent Calendar adds some fun to your holiday countdown – this 3D calendar comes with 12 individual color-your-own-ornament projects!

MindWare Color Your Own Ornaments Advent Calendar ($26.95)

 Behind each of the 12 windows is a different porcelain ornament that kids can decorate. These Color Your Own Ornaments make it simple to design beautiful keepsakes – simply color the porcelain surface with the included markers. Make memories by using the calendar as a family, or gift it to an individual child. With holiday-inspired shapes like a snowflake and a candy cane, these easy-to-decorate ornaments will be delightful additions to your tree; or cherished homemade gifts to others. Fun for an individual child or a group.


Crazy Scientist

The Crazy Scientist Advent Calendar is available now! This calendar is $39.90, and includes 24 exciting experiments! Each block is different from Chemistry and Biology to Mechanics, Optics and Magnetics.


Emoji Jewelry

The D-FantiX Jewelry Advent Calendar is now available!

D-FantiX Jewelry Advent Calendar ($18.99)

This jewelry advent calendar charm collection is made of high quality alloy material with silver plated, nickel free, promotes beauty, health, good luck, and healing.

Celebrate the joys of the season with this Christmas charm, bracelet and necklace set. Featuring 22 charms to add to your necklace or bracelet, this set exudes holiday cheer.


Meri Meri

The 2020 Meri Meri Woodland Advent Calendar is now available! 

Create a beautiful woodland scene with this remarkable 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.


Disney Christmas Countdown

The 2020 Disney Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar is available now for pre-order (11/3 launch)!

Disney Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar ($29.99)

Unlock the magic of Disney with this deluxe Countdown tin. Turn the wheel on the top of the tin every day to countdown 7 days until Christmas day. On December 25th, the wheel will reveal a key to open the tin! Inside includes a Disney story book treasury featuring magical stories with favorite characters like Olaf, Belle, Woody, and more!

Tin also includes a postcard from Santa, a sticker sheet for personalizing the treasury, and a sticker sheet for children to play with.


Little People Nativity

The Fisher Price Nativity Little People Advent Calendar is available now to help little ones count down to Christmas!

This calendar is now available for $54.99 at Amazon.

​Discover a new surprise every day with the Little People Nativity Advent Calendar. Toddlers will love opening the windows to find a new friend or a fun, holiday-themed accessory every day as they count down to Christmas. By December 25th, they’ll have a whole set of adorable toys and a fold-out play set to bring the magic of Christmas to life! Kiddos can even practice their numbers and counting skills with this nifty calendar.


Star Wars Micro Force

The Star Wars Micro Force Advent Calendar ($16.97)  has arrived!

Jedi Knights, Sith Lords, Stormtroopers, X-Wings, Star Destroyers, AT-AT Walkers, droids, Wookiees, Rebel heroes, and more! Imagine big Star Wars adventures at a small scale with Star Wars Micro Force!

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!

Blast into intergalactic action with squishable small-scale figures from Star Wars Micro Force! May the Force be with you!

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Petit Collage

The Petit Collage Tree Pop-Out Advent Calendar is now available at Target and Amazon! This calendar is $19.99 plus shipping.

The countdown just got more fun this holiday season. Our new advent calendars feature 24 pop-out pieces, each nested in its own numbered compartment waiting for their own special day! Fold down the lid to reveal a colorful playscene floor to place your new paper friends.


Elf on the Shelf

The Elf on The Shelf Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar by Buffalo Games is available now! This calendar is $19.99 at Amazon!

Elf on The Shelf Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar ($14.99)

A fun-filled Christmas tradition that has captured the hearts of children everywhere. Welcome home one of Santa’s scout elves as families COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS together. Each day, the Elf delivers a special color-coded envelope containing a unique 'secret mission' to each player. Players who complete their daily 'secret mission' are rewarded with a cling sticker ornament that is placed on the Christmas tree poster display. On Christmas Eve, players find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice by counting the number of ornaments they placed on the tree. The player with the most ornaments wins and gets to place the giant yellow star atop the tree. AGES 5+

The Game


The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

The Grinch Advent Calendar is available now!

Grinch Advent Calendar ($25.49)

​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+


LOL Surprise! OOTD

The 2020 L.O.L. Surprise! OOTD Outfit of the Day Advent Calendar is available for pre-order now! If you're interested, grab this now because it completely sells out and then is twice the price!

L.O.L. Surprise! 2020 OOTD Outfit of the Day Advent Calendar $29.99 - 8/24 release date

Tricksta B.B. luvs to make all her BFFs laugh, but she never jokes about fashion. With bold, mix & match looks, she's solving the riddle of looking fierce.

Unbox 25+ surprises with L.O.L. Surprise! Advent Calendar. Includes an exclusive L.O.L. Surprise! doll, Tricksta B.B., who is ready to mix it up with fierce mix & match looks. Pull up to pop up the new 3-tier packaging, then follow the numbers to unbox Tricksta B.B., her fashions, her shoes, and her accessories with bold patterns that make her stand out on any runway. There are 24 fabulous fashion pieces to unbox in total, including fabulous dresses, glam accessories and cute shoes. Mix 'n match for endless fashion combos!


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