18 of the Cutest Kid-Friendly Advent Calendars

Forget about those grocery store advent calendars stuffed with tiny, waxy-tasting chocolates. Today's kid-friendly advent options are so much more fun (and beautiful). From calendars that double as holiday decor to ones that will keep your kids entertained all December long, the following 18 options are sure to get your kids even more excited for Santa's arrival. Whether you have a DIY lover, a Star Wars fan, or a budding artist on your hands, you'll find an advent calendar you both will love to engage with this holiday season.

Disney Animator's Collection Advent Calendar

Disney Animator's Collection Advent Calendar

Disney Animator's Collection Advent Calendar ($35) features drawings and 24 sculptures of Disney accessories and characters like Belle, Ariel, Pocahontas, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and more.

Dylan's Candy Bar House Advent Calendar

Dylan's Candy Bar House Advent Calendar

The Land of Nod's Dylan's Candy Bar House Advent Calendar ($69-$109) has a vibrant mix of embroidered and printed details, plus 25 numbered pockets designed to hold holiday goodies. Buy it alone or with the candy to fill it up.

3D Merry and Bright Snowman Advent Calendar

3D Merry and Bright Snowman Advent Calendar

Pottery Barn Kids' 3D Merry and Bright Snowman Advent Calendar ($130) is made from pure wool and hides treats inside to count down the days until Christmas.

Hanging Advent Calendar

Hanging Advent Calendar

Wee Gallery's Hanging Advent Calendar ($80) is screen-printed in black on white on organic cotton twill with a pocket for each of the 24 days leading up to Christmas.

Stocking Advent Calendar Garland

Stocking Advent Calendar Garland

Hang The Land of Nod's Stocking Advent Calendar Garland ($69-$108) on a wall, mantel, or Christmas tree and fill each stocking with a treat, note, or small gift. Comes by itself or with 25 small toys to fill each stocking with.

Colorful Tree Advent Calendar

Colorful Tree Advent Calendar

A design-conscious take on the traditional advent calendar, Anthropologie's Colorful Tree Advent Calendar ($18) was created by Charleston-based painter Teil Duncan.

Christmas Honeycomb Advent Village

Christmas Honeycomb Advent Village

Meri Meri's Christmas Honeycomb Advent Village ($17) lets you create a beautiful 3D advent village with paper and honeycomb houses, a church, windmills, trees, a snowman, a rainbow, and more.

Town-to-Country Advent Calendar

Town-to-Country Advent Calendar

We love the look of Garnet Hill's Town-to-Country Advent Calendar ($79). Featuring original artwork by Molly Hatch on screen-printed cotton with embroidered details, the calendar has 25 expandable pockets you can fill with toys and candy.

Paw Patrol Advent Calendar

Paw Patrol Advent Calendar

Count down to Christmas with your child's favorite pups! The Paw Patrol Advent Calendar ($25) is packed with 24 mini Paw Patrol figures.

Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar

Melissa & Doug's Countdown to Christmas Wooden Advent Calendar ($17) includes a magnetic wooden tree, 24 magnetic ornaments, and a shining star for the top. An attached wooden ornament box keeps all the pieces together, and a holiday poem on the back is designed to become a festive "read-aloud" family ritual.

Glitter Lit Houses Advent Calendar

Glitter Lit Houses Advent Calendar

Pottery Barn's Glitter Lit Houses Advent Calendar ($129) is a holiday village lit from within. Made of cardboard and accented with glitter and sisal trees, the battery-powered calendar features 25 little houses, all with opening doors designed to hold tiny treasures.

Little People Advent Calendar

Little People Advent Calendar

Toddlers will love the Little People Advent Calendar ($31), which includes 24 holiday-themed Little People friends and accessories hidden behind its doors.

Quilted Advent Calendar

Quilted Advent Calendar

Pottery Barn Kids' Quilted Advent Calendar ($89) is designed in linen and felt with sweet holiday characters and 25 pockets you can fill with treats. Personalize your calendar with your family's name for an extra $10.

Lego Advent Calendar

Lego Advent Calendar

Available in Lego City, Lego Friends, and Lego Star Wars versions, the Lego Advent Calendars ($24-$35) each feature 24 little gifts, including holiday-themed mini figurines, buildable sets, and vehicles.

Holiday Helper Advent Calendar

Holiday Helper Advent Calendar

The Land of Nod's Holiday Helper Advent Calendar ($79-$118) is designed by artist Donna Wilson with delightful embroidered and appliquéd characters and designs and 25 pockets. Purchase the calendar with or without toys to fill each pocket.

Petit Collage Tree Pop-Out Advent Calendar

Petit Collage Tree Pop-Out Advent Calendar

The Petit Collage Tree Pop-Out Advent Calendar ($20) has 24 pop-out pieces, each in its own numbered compartment waiting to be revealed on its own special day in December. Fold down the calendar's lid to find a colorful play scene floor where you can place all the paper friends found within.

Monique Lhuillier Advent Calendar

Monique Lhuillier Advent Calendar

Available through Pottery Barn Kids, the Monique Lhuillier Advent Calendar ($80) is inspired by a winter wonderland and lined with supersoft faux fur. Hide little goodies inside the 25 pockets, and add your family name on top for a $10 personalization fee.

Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Calendar

Crayola Christmas Countdown Activity Calendar

Crayola's Christmas Countdown Activity Calendar ($18) keeps your kids creatively engaged while counting down to Santa's arrival. The 24-day calendar includes simple holiday activities, including DIY ornaments, finger puppets, a gingerbread house, and coloring projects.