What is an advent calendar? An Advent calendar is a very special calendar used to help us countdown to December 25, starting on December 01. Originally it was based on Christian faith but has evolved to a simple family tradition for all for the festive month of December. Each day we discover something special leading to the great celebration on Christmas day. The chocolate advents were the original calendars made for children but now come in many shapes and types. Regardless of the religion you celebrate in your household, it is a great tradition to have with your children. As the kids get older, tradition will become ever so important in the daily grind. There are many toy advent calendars available today, we will review our top choices.
5 things why advent calendars are great:
- Fun for the whole family
- Creates long family tradition
- Teaches Patience
- Small and practical
Below I have summarized 5 advents available for 2020:
- LEGO Friends Advent Calendar
LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 236-piece set comes with a LEGO Friends Emma, Mrs Claus and 2 elf mini-doll figures, as well as a buildable toy penguin and a host of other cool buildable festive treats.
The box measures over 9” (25cm) high, 14” (37cm) wide and 2” (6cm) deep and stands securely when displayed; Kids can add the Christmas magic to other LEGO models they own because the awesome toys are compatible with all LEGO sets.
2. Advent Calendar Horse Club
This 2.953″ x 15.354″ x 11.22″ set is authentically detailed, and is ideal for hours of imaginative play. Vet figurine with moving arms and legs! Removable bridle and lead! Removable bandages for horses! 24 pieces. The Advent Calendar 2020 is part of Horse Club. Horse Club is the story of four best friends named Hannah, Sofia, Lisa, and Sarah.
3.Hatchimals – Colleggtibles – Advent Calendar
50+ SUPRISES TO DISCOVER: Open up a tiny door each day to discover paper craft decorations, small presents, stickers and accessories for your Hatchimals! Add them to your winter scene and create a magical wonderland!
EXCLUSIVE CHARACTERS AND NESTS: This advent calendar has exclusive characters both in-egg and out-of-egg! Your new festive cuties even come with attachable accessories! Keep them cozy in the sparkly nests, exclusive to this calendar!
4. L.O.L. Surprise #OOTD (Outfit of The Day)
A must have for LOL lovers. Includes an exclusive L.O.L. Surprise! doll, who is ready to strut her stuff in all her fabulous outfits and accessories. 24 all-new Exclusive fashion pieces
5.Barbie Advent Calendar
This Barbie doll Advent calendar delights kids with 24 days of surprise gifts for holiday fun! Kids discover Barbie doll on day one, dressed in a silvery and pink version of her classic chevron swimsuit! Then, each day -for the next 23 days -they open a new present that could be doll clothing, an accessory or storytelling piece! Festive fashions for Barbie doll include a silvery jacket and pants, a black top with pink bow, a long pink skirt and a black ruffle skirt. More than 10 accessories feature shoes, jewelry, purses, hair accessories (including a pink hair extension) and a feathery boa.