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Advent Calendars were a fun tradition we always had growing up. I remember racing down each morning to punch out the little door and eat my perfectly molded holiday chocolate.

Well, like most things since the 80’s, Advent Calendars have stepped up their games. While you can still find the chocolate filled kind, now there are calendars based around the kids’ favorite characters and toys. From LEGO to Paw Patrol and everything in between, here are a few of our favorite Advent Calendars for 2018. Don’t worry, we even threw a couple in at the end for mom and dad!

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Harry Potter Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas with this fun Harry Potter-themed pocket Pop! Pieces include Wizarding World’s favorite witches, wizards, beasts, ghosts and house elves. Perfect for all Harry Potter fans. Available for pre-order now for $54.99.

Harry Potter Advent Calendar

LEGO Advent Calendar 

There are three different LEGO Advent Calendars available this year - City,

LEGO City Advent Calendar
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar

and Star Wars!

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar

No matter which LEGO Advent Calendar you select, you can be sure there will be hours of play involved once each little door is opened.

Fisher-Price Little People Advent Calendar

Little People Advent Calendar

Little People are always toddlers’ favorite toys. With this Advent Calendar, you get a new piece to the set every day for 24 days. This can help little ones build their excitement for the big day and also understand how many days are left before Christmas. Which, if you’ve ever had a toddler, you understand can be quite the challenge!

Paw Patrol Advent Calendar 

Paw Patrol Advent Calendar

For the preschool kiddos, their favorite friends from Adventure Bay can help them countdown the days until Santa arrives. Behind each door is a tiny, holiday-themed collectible and as the holidays get closer, kids can build out the world of Adventure Bay!

Advent Calendars for Grown Ups

Finally for Mom and Dad, Aldi is releasing two adult Advent Calendars this year and honestly, we might need them both.

Aldi Wine Advent Calendar

The wine and cheese Advent Calendars will be available in early November and we only hope that the wine and cheese are paired perfectly for each day!

Imported Cheese Advent Calendar

Does your family do Advent Calendars every year?